Posted on Saturday Apr 27, 2013 at 12:27 PM
The blue cats and the drum feast on small clams, the ones that are small enough that they are able to crush the shells.
Back in my pup days when I used to Tom Sawyer some around Claremore, a bud and myself were on the island in Claremore Lake, since flooded, foolin' around, which usually included fishin' and swimmin'.
We noticed some clam trails out in about knee deep water and collected a few large specimens, bout half the size of a saucer, and pried em open to get the goodie out. We figured they would make some prime catfish bait, but I don't remember ever actually catching anything on em.
They do use clam for bait up north a ways, they call it clam snots, I've heard they do catch cats on it.