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Razor Clam

Postby daveyboy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:59 am

Folks, anyone ever have luck using razor as bait in Dublin (northside)? I've tried big frozen razor bait without success now and then over the years with bass in mind. In fairness though no one was fishing or catching alongside me at the time so there may have been no bass about.

Maybe rigging it up smaller might get flats ?
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Re: Razor Clam

Postby eoghanb » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:25 pm

I've got flats and bass on razor on laytown and Gormanston beaches .but like you said the fish have to be there, I've also caught fish there on rag lug crab mackeral Sandeel and squid .i don't think bait is the problem just finding the fish is

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Re: Razor Clam

Postby mickser » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:30 pm

Works well on Claremont beach back of Howth harbour
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Re: Razor Clam

Postby donal domeney » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:49 pm

Not the same location, But I've had some cracking bass sessions down this way with razor.
I've always fished with fresh razor over low water and the big springs.
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Re: Razor Clam

Postby daveyboy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:02 pm

That's good to hear. I fish Donabate and Portrane beaches and everyone fishes with rag. I think I'll try and experiment more with it and scale down the hook size and fish along with rag too. See if it's the bait or just no fish around. Always here people recommend razor down south but not so much up this way
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Re: Razor Clam

Postby eoghanb » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:08 pm

Best thing about razor is it freezes well and can be refrozen
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Re: Razor Clam

Postby daveyboy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:02 pm

eoghanb wrote:Best thing about razor is it freezes well and can be refrozen


That's the draw for me. Just being able to nip down for a quick hour or two on the beach without going collecting/buying bait. Just pulling a few razor out o the freezer. Just have to start catching on it! Get a few flats on frozen mack but never had bass on frozen baits yet...not that I've had many on nay other bait either!
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Re: Razor Clam

Postby greg » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:38 pm

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wait till there is a good easterly blow and then after it on the next tide fish razor.that is when the razor is washed and smashed up in the tide.try corballis or gormanstown that general area.king rag/big eels also work.these baits have accounted for lots of big bass in that area over the years.
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Re: Razor Clam

Postby Chris T » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:35 pm

I've found it can be hit and miss, I've had more fish on rag but 2 flounders either side on the kilo mark a few years ago on razor, some bass too.

A good second bait along with rag I'd say!

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