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i would think that something definatly would eat them.....almost everthting in freshwater will eat a frestwater clam or pieces of it so i would think that oysters would catch fish....red drum , black drum and croakers and probaly a whole lot more...mack.......
 

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For the oyster, primary predators include the oyster drill, conch, blue crab, Atlantic croaker, spot, sheepshead, pinfish, and stripped burrfish (just to name a few). The greatest predator, however, is the black drum. Black drums, with their pharyngeal grinders, can consume up to two oysters per day for every kilogram of body weight, and a single large drum can consume an average of 48 oysters per day.
 

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For the oyster, primary predators include the oyster drill, conch, blue crab, Atlantic croaker, spot, sheepshead, pinfish, and stripped burrfish (just to name a few). The greatest predator, however, is the black drum. Black drums, with their pharyngeal grinders, can consume up to two oysters per day for every kilogram of body weight, and a single large drum can consume an average of 48 oysters per day.

;)You're rattin' out the black drum copper. Now the NCDMF is gonna require them to get a license for anything over 2" and between 1-2 oz.
 

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Has anyone ever used oysters for bait. I just got the thought about using oysters on the wrecks and live bottoms. Has anyone ever used them and what was your success.
I have heard that with mussels, which have a similar problem, you can wrap sewing thread around them on the hook. I imagine that would work with oysters. There is also a video on the Internet with a guy trying to sell his solution. I have not tried it to confirm whether it works. But I plan to try both the thread and the product as I want to go after some sheepshead. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...AGiUuc&usg=AFQjCNHOtFN9fwtfbTqSgLvlvw4rjeTcug
 

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I have heard that with mussels, which have a similar problem, you can wrap sewing thread around them on the hook. I imagine that would work with oysters. There is also a video on the Internet with a guy trying to sell his solution. I have not tried it to confirm whether it works. But I plan to try both the thread and the product as I want to go after some sheepshead. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...AGiUuc&usg=AFQjCNHOtFN9fwtfbTqSgLvlvw4rjeTcug
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I have heard that with mussels, which have a similar problem, you can wrap sewing thread around them on the hook. I imagine that would work with oysters. There is also a video on the Internet with a guy trying to sell his solution. I have not tried it to confirm whether it works. But I plan to try both the thread and the product as I want to go after some sheepshead. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...AGiUuc&usg=AFQjCNHOtFN9fwtfbTqSgLvlvw4rjeTcug
Used mussels for winter flounder bait in NJ without thread or anything.
 

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I've used them and caught every kind of bottom fish out there. They work especially well for black drum and sheepshead. They can be fished on a hook but only stay on as well as shrimp. Using pantyhose greatly improves retention.
 
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