Why Salt Clams?
Clams are commonly used to catch a wide variety of fish: pompano, whiting, perch, redfish, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, and snapper particularly love finding juicy clams to eat.
Unfortunately, fresh and frozen fishing baits are expensive, easily perishable, and so delicate that they are difficult to keep on the hook long enough to catch your target species.
Without messy clam guts in the way, the salted clam meat is so tough that fish cannot easily pull the bait off your hook, and whatever clams you don’t use can stay in the car overnight, or in the refrigerator for months without affecting performance.
Bottom line: Our premium fishing bait will stay on your hook and help you to catch more fish.
How They're Made
We only use the toughest part of the clam for our fishing bait, discarding the guts that won’t stay on a hook.
We receive large, frozen blocks of hand-shucked, chowder- sized surf clams, caught and processed in the U.S.A. These clams are delivered to our small bait- making facility on the west bank of the Indian River in Florida.
After the clams are thawed they go through a weeks-long process of brining and hard salting in our proprietary salt blend. Then the clams are hand trimmed to remove guts and waste, leaving only the toughest part of the shucked clam: the foot and siphon.
Finally, the finished clam is weighed and packed in a convenient, heavy-duty, resealable zip-loc bag.
How We Started
Killian, the maker of Native Salt Baits, began making the Original Salt Clam for his own personal use years back and quickly realized that fish couldn't get enough of it. Before long, he began selling small batches to local bait & tackle shops around Sebastian, Florida.
As interest among avid fishermen grew, Killian and his business partner Angela soon realized there was an opportunity to share this incredible bait with fishermen from all over the world, not just those in their local market.
Focusing on a quality product and a personalized relationship with their customer base, Killian and Angela have turned what was once a small-batch operation into a thriving family-owned business with a fantastic community of fishermen and loyal customers all across the United States and abroad.