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03-06-2004, 01:16 PM
has anybody used these?how do they compare to bloodworms and wheres the closest place to get some from Delaware?
03-06-2004, 01:54 PM
Bloodworms will outfish them every time.
Also if you're throwing em of the beach they are softer and don't stay on a hook well at all.
In SJ the only place that sometimes has them is Dick's Sporting Goods.
Seem to be mostly a North Jersey/ boating thing.
03-07-2004, 10:21 AM
Sandworms work in the surf but they aren't very hardy but they definitely catch fish.
Like FisherTim said, they are soft and don't hold up very well from the surf. They go bad in the fridge pretty quickly too.
Central and North Jersey anglers use them like we would bloodworms.
03-07-2004, 10:25 AM
If you are fishing for weakies, a sandworm will outfish a blood every time in my book.. stripers in the spring, gotta go with bloods.
03-08-2004, 12:19 PM
Anyone ever try the plastic ones from Berkeley? Bought some over the weekend and can't wait to try them. Any tips on how to use them? I was going to try using a 2' leader with an egg sinker before the swivel...and just bounce it up and down off the bottom.
03-22-2004, 11:05 PM
Splions, I tried them a few years back and had no luck. I admit it was only a half-hearted attempt and I got impatient with them pretty fast. I used both various weight egg sinkers and even tried small lead heads on a very slow retrieve. I might dig them out again.
03-26-2004, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by C Side:
Splions, I tried them a few years back and had no luck. I admit it was only a half-hearted attempt and I got impatient with them pretty fast. I used both various weight egg sinkers and even tried small lead heads on a very slow retrieve. I might dig them out again. Try putting one on a hook with a couple bloods ;)
[ 03-26-2004, 08:38 PM: Message edited by: loosedrag ]
03-27-2004, 02:21 AM
When using sandworms in the surf, you should put the hook thru the mouth and out the side no more than 1/2" down. The top 1/2" is the toughest part of the worm. After that it is all mush. Then before casting, soak the worm in the surf salt water. The salt and the colder water temperature has a tendency of firming the worm just long enough to cast. Depending on how smooth of a cast you have, you may keep the worm on the hook.
I have used the plastic sandworms by Berkeley with very good results...I would use them in conjunction with a real sandworm...drifting them in the current....the plastic worms add a bit of bouyancy to the hook to keep it just off the bottom away from trouble (crabs etc...)hook them once thru the "head' as was already stated then hook the real worm the same way...was deadly on stripers, and weaks but mostly in the northern half of NJ (Pt. Pleasant canal)...never tried them down here,(N.Wildwood area),mainly because bait shops dont carry them.. but there is no reason they shouldnt work..
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