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Rigging Green Crabs for Blackfish?


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#1 thebigangrybear

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Posted October 13 2009 - 10:53 AM

How are you guys rigging crabs for blackfish??? I have tried a few different ways and do not think I am doing it the most effecient way... Thanks.



#2 mikepa

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Posted October 13 2009 - 11:05 AM

Loop to loop on bottom (lighter # test 20? to connect to sinker) 50 lb leader with a dropper loolp about 10" up from sinker with a 1/0 or 2/0 gammi circle hook.



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Posted October 13 2009 - 11:38 AM

I use a tandem rig with a 5oz sinker at the bottom. The lowest hook gets a full grab, sans the claws, the upper hook gets a crab with the top shell removed.


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Posted October 13 2009 - 11:55 AM

Thanks. but i meant more how are you actually hooking the crab? Pop off the claws? What about the Legs? Where do you insert the hook?



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Posted October 13 2009 - 12:23 PM

Pop off the front claws then a leg 2-3 back from the main claw. Then I run the hook through the main claw and back out the leg hole from the leg I popped off.


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#6 fishgeg

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Posted October 13 2009 - 1:22 PM

cut in half, remove all legs and claws, remove top shell and insert hook in one leg socket and out one of the others depending on the size of the crab and hook you are using. If you wish to use a whole crab use the search function on "the snafu" rig



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Posted October 14 2009 - 4:00 PM

Stretch both bands into the knocks in the shank, point at biggest tog, shoot tog, repeat. yeah, I cheat.....but only when there's no fishermen and it's only cuz I seriously suck at hookin' up on tog.....they sometimes just "sip" the crabs off the hook.....My buds always do 3-4 to my one as I seem to only feed them (and the choggies...)


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Posted October 16 2009 - 1:34 PM

I prefer not to remove the topshell.. All the meat and guts get pulled out by current or porgies.



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Posted October 18 2009 - 11:29 AM

Depending on the size, I usually pull the legs off, whack it on something to crack the shell and get it oozy, and then run the hook from the bottom rear up through the top and then back down into a leg socket.
My brother and I were experimenting yesterday with leaving some legs, no legs, whole walking crab, and smushed up crab. The legless smashed shell got us a 7lbr and a 6lbr.

Crappy cell pic of 6 lbr and part of my thumb.



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Posted October 18 2009 - 11:32 AM

Did well yesterday on a tandem setup with the higher crab being shell-less. We got a couple of 7-8lbers as well as a bunch of 5-6lb fish.


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Posted October 18 2009 - 1:05 PM

Cut them in half and hook through the knuckles.
too much work taking the shell and claws off. Any decent blackfish will take it shell and all, and keeps the scup from stripping the meat off the crab as fast...
sharp NON-circle hooks has always worked here....


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Posted October 18 2009 - 1:47 PM

Found a preference yesterday for the little asians over the greens.



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Posted October 19 2009 - 10:26 AM

cut in half, remove all legs and claws, remove top shell and insert hook in one leg socket and out one of the others depending on the size of the crab and hook you are using. If you wish to use a whole crab use the search function on "the snafu" rig

Bingo!


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Posted October 19 2009 - 3:30 PM

Found a preference yesterday for the little asians over the greens.



I like to double stack the asians, they seem to like that. The smaller ones, anyway. I can catch short tog all day on asians, but the big greens split in half seem to bring inthe big ones.



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Posted October 19 2009 - 3:39 PM

I like to double stack the asians, they seem to like that. The smaller ones, anyway. I can catch short tog all day on asians, but the big greens split in half seem to bring inthe big ones.


Jeff, we had some large tog in your backyard before the blow on Saturday.