Re: Porgy Behavior? Whats better: Anchor and Chum or Drift & Jig?
Anchor up my friend, drifting can cause a lot of lost rigs or they may rub against some structure and get some knicks in the line and when you have a fish on bam lost rig or lost fish.
Just my preference.
Clams are great for bait they stay on the hook very well and they're basically the go to bait for porgy's.
I personally go with some squid strips, nothing more than 2-3 inches long in length.
They all cling onto the hooks like beasts!! But it all depends on where you're fishing, sometimes the clams will work better sometimes the squids will outfish the clams.
For the most part chumming isn't really necessary, the clams spread out a lot of scent as it is, but if you're using fresh clams, and shucking them from the shell, toss the clam bellies over the side of the boat, it'll attract a lot of them over to your spot, and BAM!, you're in the bite.
Some say keep the clam bellies for the stripers but c'mon, you know you can live-line a porgy for a real monster bass.
I've never done it but I hear fishermans tales about these very often so I'm assuming it works.
Anyhow my best advice is to try out everything you can, you never know you may come up with a good secret.