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Joined: 10/28/2003
Posts: 125
Location: Forest Hills
 posted 04/25/2006 11:41 AM  


This might seem like a strange question, but has anyone ever used a chum pot from the beach?

I haven't had much luck over the last few years of surf fishing and I thought it could increase my odds of catching something if I chopped up a bunker or threw some frozen clams in there and dropped in it as the tide's coming in.

Are there any regulations against it? Anyone have any success with it?


Joined: 06/27/2005
Posts: 124
 posted 04/25/2006 07:29 PM  


Never did it from shore, but was actually thinking of trying it this year. Thre is something to then fact that beaches littererd with cracked open clams after a storm hold fish out there. Would be an interesting thing to ry, but how would you go about it> Stake out the chum pot in a foot of water and keep moving it as the tide comes in? Stake it at High tide and move it out as the tide goes out? or just toss a ladle or two out there every 15 minutes. I do know guys who use chum pots on the Keensburg pier with some success.


Joined: 11/27/2002
Posts: 3545
 posted 04/25/2006 07:35 PM  

this was brought up a few months ago and heres the link.
Some good ideas in here.

Good luck with it, I know Im going to try a few things

Surf Chumming

This post edited by HappyCamper 07:37 PM 04/25/2006

Joined: 07/06/2004
Posts: 507
Location: Islip
 posted 05/09/2006 10:19 PM  

Never saw a sign like this at RM...


Joined: 05/13/2002
Posts: 1099
 posted 05/15/2006 02:11 PM  

I think what might work on an Outgoing tide, is using a mesh chum bag. Wade out a distance toss the sucker out and than stake it on the beach. In Florida most people use chum bags off the bridges and piers.

I might give it shot later in the year

Joined: 10/22/2003
Posts: 1124
Location: Baldwin
 posted 05/16/2006 08:40 PM  

Chum Party in the Suds ???

Perhaps we should all give this chum thingee a shot, enough of talkin about it.. lets all rig up some crazy arse chum contraption, meet down at the beach and give em a whirl.
Few dogs on the grill, couple of cold ones, and a flotilla of chum pots in the surf.. i'm in Wink

Kevin, ASC

This post edited by theshark516 08:40 PM 05/16/2006

Joined: 07/22/2004
Posts: 109
 posted 05/16/2006 09:35 PM  

One word: catapult!


Joined: 06/27/2005
Posts: 124
 posted 05/17/2006 08:13 AM  

ok..... Frozen chum balls the size of golf balls....wrist rocket sling shot. that would work.
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Joined: 11/04/2002
Posts: 7236
Location: Astoria, NY
 posted 05/17/2006 01:02 PM  

When fishing off a dock, I usually chum up bunker and toss them out around the dock and as far as I can...Seems like it works most of the time...From a beach though, I agree a chum bag of some kind would work, if waded as far as you can and then toss it and tie down to beach.

Joined: 06/24/2005
Posts: 597
Location: Jersey/Montauk
 posted 05/23/2006 11:37 AM  

burlap sack (cut small holes in it), rock or brick to hold bottom, about 30ft of rope, stake, frozen or fresh bunker, clam, mackeral, or other chum (oil doesnt hurt; sack absorbs it and 'time releases' it)... wade out as far as possible... launch sack and let rest on bottom... give it a good tug once in a while to disperse more chum... it does work... especially when you have some structure on the bottom i.e. rocks, holes, pilings, in between sandbars, etc... be sure to cast into the slick, down current...

"Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God." - Tony Blake

Joined: 06/27/2005
Posts: 124
 posted 05/23/2006 12:27 PM  

Thanks folks Appreciate the help!

Joined: 07/15/2005
Posts: 101
Location: BX, NY
 posted 06/01/2006 09:26 AM  

What about sharks? Doesn't chumming attract sharks....especially beach areas. A friend of mine caught a brown shark from Marine Parkway in brooklyn Jamaica Bay. I wasn't there, but I saw a picture. The shark was like 6-7 ft long. He had been fishing the night b/f and something kept on popping his line,,,he was fishing for stripers in the fall using bunker heads. So he decided to get his 80lb test reel and meat stick boat rod. he lte it sit out there and then drag goes off like crazy.

I fish a lot of beaches and bay areas and I would never imagine a brown shark. I even wade to cast out. This was marine park bklyn..near the bridge. A bay. Could chummuing attract sharks? He didn't chumm that night. I am willing to try chumming from shore, but wading or entering the water to cast out with chum nearby..I don't know. What do you guys think?


Joined: 06/24/2005
Posts: 597
Location: Jersey/Montauk
 posted 06/01/2006 09:34 AM  

anything is possible... they were gettin thresher pups off montauk beaches last spring/summer ... one kid even nailed a bluefin off of Hither Hills State Park about 5 yrs ago... the fish was about 70lbs or so... snapped his rod but eventually landed it down by Gurneys... they have an article in the registration house over the check-in desk... pretty cool... i can def see chumming off the beach attracting sharks, or other pelagics for that matter... gets my adrenaline pumpin...

"Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God." - Tony Blake
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