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« on: June 23, 2021, 10:50:26 AM »

I searched topics discussing using mussels as bait, but couldn't find solid evidence, other than warnings not to use invasive Zebra Mussels.  Since razor clams are more difficult to find this season, I'm wondering if Prince Edward Island (PEI) mussels, the ones you eat from the grocery store, are worth a try - for an occasional rec crabber using traps in MD. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2021, 09:10:36 PM »

shtoong reports no luck with mussels.

https://www.bluecrab.info/forum/index.php?topic=98603.msg844047#new
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2021, 04:56:02 PM »

Maybe if we cracked one or two per bag it would work. The trick would be to find a good bait when they are not running hot. I think once they are running strong chicken produces well and is the cheapest bait I've found so far.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2021, 10:07:45 PM »

Good point, the mussels are tight lipped and harder than razor clams.  Cracking them might have made all the difference.
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