I heard from a friend that this summer he went to Shinne**** and in the inlet area he said he anchored and chummed for bass with clams....He said you float the clams with a slip shot...Any reccomendations on how to make the rig?
Clam chmming is one method of catching stripers in Shinne****. Your best bet is to get a 5-gallon pail of clam chum to it to a rope and sink it to the bottom on the bow of the boat, and let the chum form a slick.
Then send your baits down into the chum slick, and wait for the bass to come.
I should add that this method of targeting bass is frowned upon by many as the bass tend to be gut hooked in many cases, and I personnally would preffer using lures.
Bassman wrote: … I should add that this method of targeting bass is frowned upon by many as the bass tend to be gut hooked in many cases, and I personally would prefer using lures.
That's a very good point Bassman! IMO - Anyone who plans to fish this method (clam chuming) should consider circle hooks! That will decrease gut hooking (mortality) considerably!
I can't say for sure, but your freind probably meant clam bellies, not ground up clams like we use for flounder. You anchor in the current and thow out a couple of bellies and then drift a couple with hooks in them down the current. Works pretty well at times. Take Alberto's advise and use circle hooks.
hey my friend is the one who asked about what kind of lures to use I was wondering what sizes or brands would I use for lures? I was thinking either 1-2 ounce striper swipers woullld work...would they??