View Full Version : Oysters for Bait?

10-10-2005, 08:42 PM
The discussion came up this weekend while salmon fishing, after catching quite a few clams on our spinners. If sturgeons eat clams, could you use raw oysters from a jar? Kind of like a big clam and plenty of "milking" .. maybe use magic thread to strap it to your hook? Anyone ever tried it? Just curious and thought I'd toss it out there. FISH ON!

10-10-2005, 09:19 PM
they work for catfish from what i hear....but i dunno about sturgeon

10-11-2005, 12:46 AM
Check this out. Bought some grocery store raw oysters in a jar years and years ago for bait when I first started fishing for cats in the delta.

I mean, they were cheaper than bait store clams (which I used exclusively when I first started cattin'), shelled, and the bait store was closed; I needed something!

Guess what? NOTHING, ZERO, ZIP, NADA. A total waste of time and money.

Maybe sturgies will take them, but nothing wanted them that night. I haven't used them since.

10-11-2005, 03:46 AM
8)why waste em , little tabasco, worchestire sauce twist of lemon and a cold pale ale. :o ;D

10-11-2005, 05:42 AM
Ive tried them a few times in the Napa river area and I couldnt keep the junk fish off them :-/

10-11-2005, 07:18 AM
Killer's right, keep alittle BBQ on board and eat um ;D