When bottom fishing I find that clam pieces on the hook work best. Porgies and other bottom fish are great bait stealers and soft baits will often be ripped from the hook. I buy salted clams or make my own by soaking the clams in Kosher salt for a few days. The salt removes the water from the tissue and toughens the bait. The tough bait will stay on the hook and give you a better chance of catching these fish. This is Joel with his kids Aaron, Benjamin and Sidney with one of the porgies they caught on tough clam baits.
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