i found a few whelks washed up on the beach where i was digging,are they any good for bait and if so what species.......:g:
A fishes stomach juices will dissolve out the inside with no problem and get the goodness out of a welk or buckie. We often find them in Cod's stomachs along with grit sand rocks etc. I guess they just hoover it all up along with the food they are targeting.thanks guys,one more thing to add i see buckies or winkles on the rocks,are they worth picking up?i enjoy the odd platefull myself but cant see how fish would develop a taste for them as access to a pin might be difficult....
i know of a place in summer that they can be collected by hand,might be worth a go........cheerswell i dont know if these work aswell, and not 100% sure on the name, but pipe fish, which can be found on rocks at low tide, well near to where i fish anyway, are found in cod's stomachs alot. I only found out about when a mate told me that he had been out in a charter boat, fishing for cod, didnt catch a thing, so the skipper tried some pipe fish, and they started catching all off a sudden, and when gutted, the stomachs were full of them. Dont know if they work all the time, but if nothing else works, theres no harm in trying, never had any experience with them my self, so anyone out there is welcome to correct me