Best places to catch crab?
Posted May 13 2008 - 07:54 AM
Posted May 13 2008 - 11:13 AM
I'll have to load up on "Old Bay" seasoning!
Posted May 13 2008 - 12:54 PM
Posted May 13 2008 - 01:02 PM
Same here. Went crabbing/lobstering last night too. Worst night of the year so far. I didn't see one lobster. Water clarity was terrible and the low tide was amazingly high and lasted like 10 mins, or so it seemed. Usually I can pick up 3 or 4 good sized lobsters around low tide with herring in a chum bag and a net (I don't feel like shelling out $100+ for a pot). Did get about 30 or so good sized greens though. Not bad for 2 hours
Posted May 13 2008 - 01:31 PM
Um, wait a second.....unless I missed something, since when did rec's need a permit to harvest crabs? Lobster I knew about, but crabs?
Posted May 13 2008 - 01:39 PM
Posted May 13 2008 - 01:51 PM
Okay, perhaps that is what the others were referring to.....
Now, the question is, do they mean traps as in pots, or are the collapsible crab traps like we always used to use in Jersey (ya throw them out, the sides collapse, and ya pull them every few minutes) included in "traps"?
(Not that I use them anymore, or even fish for crabs up here.)
Posted May 13 2008 - 01:53 PM
Originally Posted by unleashedff248
Usually I can pick up 3 or 4 good sized lobsters around low tide with herring in a chum bag and a net (I don't feel like shelling out $100+ for a pot).
Are you doing this from a boat, or do you simply wade out during low tide and stand around a chum bag until they arrive? It must be shallow if you're using a net, so I'm guessing you're not using a boat?