when im bottom fishing for croaker i have great success with shrimp for the bait store, ones that i like the most are "heads shrimp" but the ones that come in the box work well too, i cut them in half n use one side on each hook, n usally when using these shrimp i catch one sometime b4 my bait hits the bottom or within 5 mins. Ive used shrimp for sams club n other shrimp like that but they dont work as well as these shrimp, n they stay on the hook better cause they have the shell n head still on them.
its only about 2 or 3 bucks for like a box or bag of 30 or 40
I get my razor clams at Chesapeake Outdoors or from Steve and Neal at Island Fishing and Hunting both on Kent Island. I prefer 50-60 count table shrimp cut into thirds for Croaker fishing. I put the hook through both sides of the shell. With smooth cast it will go a long way in one piece.
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