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Jonah Crabs, a.k.a "White Leggers"

post #1 of 33
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I want some Can they be purchased? Can they be caught? I'd love to hear some details please

TimS
post #2 of 33
Tim,
If ya don't feel like catchin them, you can try some seafood markets to see if they have them. Or talk to some sea bass/lobster potters to see if they can hook you up, because they will normally catch rock and jonah crabs.

If there's any place that sells em by the bushel, I would be interested, even if it means driving 2 hrs to NY.
post #3 of 33
Hey Billy, maybe you should follow up on that bushel you were gonna get. I might want a few for myself too, since I may not have the luxury of going fishing at Sheepshead Bay and Barnegat in the same week...
post #4 of 33
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Ragged, it's not that I don't wanna catch them myself, it's just that I'm not coming up with too many spots like those we discussed where the white leggers live. My world here is flat sandy stuff. Hell, it's probably 100yds offshore before we see 15ft of water over sand here I can't throw a crab net that far

I'm willing to part with $$ for white leggers cause catching them is just not a realistic venture for me. We used to have deep water near our jetties, but those days are over.

TimS
post #5 of 33
I would like to find some also any info would be great..
post #6 of 33
Tim check your email.
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post #8 of 33
All this talk about white leggers and one one crack on Luke...until now.
post #9 of 33
Tim,

I'm SURE you can get enough whiteys for toggin up there. Anywhere with sand bottom bordered by rock such as a jetty will have them. I do it In South Jersey where theyre harder to come by and I still get them. Just make sure you have your trap on sand and not on rock. Also, use those white rope mesh traps. Whiteys won't usually go in a metal trap. They don't like em for some reason. Just use a couple clams or a tog head for bait and throw it 15 feet off the side of the jetty and you'll catch them.
post #10 of 33
I just got back from crabbing next to a jetty here in SJ. Filled a 5 gallon bucket up in under 2 hours. Have enough crabs to last a couple trips.
post #11 of 33
Is there any regulations on these..Or do you need a special permit or license to catch and keep..
post #12 of 33
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Originally posted by GRinNJ:
Is there any regulations on these..Or do you need a special permit or license to catch and keep..


Nope, have at it GR!
post #13 of 33
Thanks Mike I atleast got to give it a try..LOL..
post #14 of 33
Thread Starter 
I'm gonna order a stack of them white mesh basket type traps - I'll be tossin' off the rocks like frisbees trying to find these white legged bastages

SS, the problem here is where our rocks meet sand, it's rarely deeper than a 3 feet I do have a numbers of spots I wanna try though, thanks for the help

TimS
post #15 of 33
Are these traps going to available in the online store
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