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Tin Pangas

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Aug 28, 2010
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Norwalk, Ca U.S.A.
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Kevin
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37 Tollycraft
Me and my kids used to pump some of these from Alamitos bay and sell them to Big Fish on PCH. they said that the tourny guys used them. they are expensive and I've tried them without much success. anyone care to tell us of their experienses using Innkeeper worms?
 

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Apr 17, 2018
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San Diego
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Mike
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I knew an old guy many years ago that would get them while pumping ghost shrimp. He'd slit them lengthwise then cut it into strips about 1/4" wide. He would poke the strip,wrap it around the hook once, poke it again,wrap around etc and use the bait to catch spotfin croaker in Mission Bay. On a long rod(shorefishing) you can cast the innkeeper bait a lot harder and farther than you can a ghost shrimp. And he caught a lot of fish. It should work for surf perch,corbina,yfc etc.
 
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Cubeye

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Jan 26, 2007
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Los Angeles
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Kub
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17' Gregor
I knew an old guy many years ago that would get them while pumping ghost shrimp. He'd slit them lengthwise then cut it into strips about 1/4" wide. He would poke the strip,wrap it around the hook once, poke it again,wrap around etc and use the bait to catch spotfin croaker in Mission Bay. On a long rod(shorefishing) you can cast the innkeeper bait a lot harder and farther than you can a ghost shrimp. And he caught a lot of fish. It should work for surf perch,corbina,yfc etc.
I knew a guy that used them for spotfin croakers in the San Onofre area. That's all he used. They stay on the hook much better than other baits. Long rod, long cast.