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I was wading through the water over on South Beach and came across about a dozen 4 inch tall fighting conch's. They still had the animal in them. Would these make good bait? If so, how would you get the animal out as those shells are pretty hard from what I understand?

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  • crackedconchcrackedconch Posts: 376 Deckhand
    They're protected. But if they weren't and you wanted to use them, count 3 spikes to the right of the opening and two rows up and knock a hole using an ice pick. then use the pick to break the suction and then just pull him right out. Or so I've been told. But, like I said they're protected.:nono
    Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!!

    Pioneer 197 Sportfish
    Suzuki DF150
  • krombie19krombie19 Posts: 30 Deckhand
    They're protected. But if they weren't and you wanted to use them, count 3 spikes to the right of the opening and two rows up and knock a hole using an ice pick. then use the pick to break the suction and then just pull him right out. Or so I've been told. But, like I said they're protected.:nono

    What about the lightning welks I found on the sandbar in Roberts Bay?
  • crackedconchcrackedconch Posts: 376 Deckhand
    As far as I know they aren't.
    Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!!

    Pioneer 197 Sportfish
    Suzuki DF150
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