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When fishing for tautog with blue crabs, are the claws usable for bait or do they just get tossed / used for chum?
 

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When out of bait I have caught on the claws. They are so hard I have to crush them with pliers first to get a hook through. They will get eaten though.
 

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I've always smashed them up and used them for Chum, in an attempt to get them to our fishing area. But after reading about a Seven pounder caught, I may have to change my tactics.
 

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When fishing for tautog with blue crabs, are the claws usable for bait or do they just get tossed / used for chum?
If the bite is hot and you run out of bait you'll wish you had them. I have caught them on claws, legs and aprons.
 
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