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A Bushel???

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If one does not have a bushel basket when crabbing, how do you know how many crabs are in a bushel? Approximately how many 5 gallon buckets are in a bushel? Or better yet, how many crabs are in a bushel?

 

P.S. I'm probably jinxing myself asking all these questions. I can see it now..hundreds of people crabbing around me and the kids and we're the only ones NOT catching crabs smile.gif

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Hey Squidly! No, as long as no egg sack is present, you can keep the ladies. Capital Building vs. Washington Monument. wink.gif

 

Love them Blueclaws!

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Jenty...good question, something I was wondering about as well.

 

A google search came up with this site: http://www.donscrabs.com/faq.html

 

The number of large crabs in a bushel is about 6 dozen, medium crabs can go 8 dozen. Apparently, large is a combination of size and weight. I *think* if you count anything over 5" as large, and anything from 4.5 to 5 as medium, you'll be safe. As a point of reference a bushel is equal to 8 gallons, so a 5 gal. pail and a half should keep you in the limit.

 

Now that I've spent 15 minutes trying to figure this out, I bet the bait shop folks have an easy answer. smile.gif

 

Here's to hoping you have to worry about the limit!

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See? A definative answer!!! Thanks, Tom.

"We'll show you how to catch more fish!"

(and Crabs too...)

 

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Berkeley Striper Club...Seaside Park, NJ

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Bushel is a volume measurement so it depends on the size of the crabs.

 

1 bushel = 8 gallons.

 

1 bu. of #2 crabs (5-5.5" point to point) approx. 8 doz. crabs.

 

1 bu. of #1's (5.5-6.5") approx. 5 doz.

 

BTW a crab less than 5" is illegal in MD and DE, be careful.

 

1 bu. of Jumbos (6.5" +) approx. 3 doz.

 

[This message has been edited by Plug (edited 06-22-2001).]

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