Surf Claw or Snag Sinker

Surf Claws are delta shaped with a hollow center, the corner “claws” dig into the bottom and hold or “snag” the bottom. These are one of the next best choices when frog tongue, storm or pyramid sinkers are not holding bottom. Surf Claws are perfect for not only rough surf fishing conditions but strong currents as well. Some surf fishing beaches have heavy current and harder sandy bottoms, such as Florida. Surf Claws anchor in well in those conditions. These are the sinkers you use before you decide to try Sputniks or break-away sinkers.
In the softer quick like sands of the Delmarva beaches, surf claws bury fast and can be difficult to retrieve. That is the only down side to using these in Delaware. Keep a constant pressure when the sinker gets jammed in the sand. Eventually with constant pressure, it will break free. If you yank too hard it could snap your line. Yanking hard will also stretch and weaken your fishing line. Slow direct pressure will break a surf claw free, or any rough conditions sinker.
Once it is too rough for a surf claw you have to step up to the Sputnik sinker.

fishing weights, surf fishing, deep dropping, drifting, pier fishing, bank fishing
Surf Claw or Snag sinker
fishing weights, surf fishing, deep dropping, drifting, pier fishing, bank fishing
Surf Claw or Snag sinkers

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