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Tog On Artificial Crab

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Has anyone tried the Savage crabs for tog?  They are extremely lifelike. I picked one up and plan on giving it a try this fall. I wish it was a bit heavier though. 

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I’ve caught a few on the gulp crabs before. They definitely don’t work as well as the real thing.  They also don’t look very realistic either. 

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22 hours ago, z-man said:

Has anyone tried the Savage crabs for tog?  They are extremely lifelike. I picked one up and plan on giving it a try this fall. I wish it was a bit heavier though. 

 

I put in a couple of trips on the yak with the savage gear crab. Not a tap except a few straggler porgies...

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1 hour ago, z-man said:

I’ve caught a few on the gulp crabs before. They definitely don’t work as well as the real thing.  They also don’t look very realistic either. 

I think looks on a artificial crab are for the sales brochures. 

When you fish a real crab you will usually cut it in half at least and maybe cut off all the legs and claws. It doesn't look like a crab when you put the scissors down.

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43 mins ago, Kml said:

When you fish a real crab you will usually cut it in half at least and maybe cut off all the legs and claws. It doesn't look like a crab when you put the scissors down.

 

Not asians!

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13 hours ago, Kml said:

I think looks on a artificial crab are for the sales brochures. 

When you fish a real crab you will usually cut it in half at least and maybe cut off all the legs and claws. It doesn't look like a crab when you put the scissors down.

I've got to agree with this. Tog will take clams, sea worms, and lots of other soft baits, the only reason we use crabs so much is to deter all the other fish that will steal the soft baits off your hook before the tog can get to it.

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On 10/11/2018 at 10:24 PM, Kml said:

I think looks on a artificial crab are for the sales brochures. 

When you fish a real crab you will usually cut it in half at least and maybe cut off all the legs and claws. It doesn't look like a crab when you put the scissors down.

yes, its the scent/flavor of the crab, not the appearance of it at all, in my opinion.

 

A whole/fully intact crab will usually get far less bites than one cut in half, and I would assume this is the reason.

 

I think other fish that eat crabs, like fluke and sea bass, will respond to a crab more visually.

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5 hours ago, Tom T said:

How do Asians cut crabs?

 

4 hours ago, buddha162 said:

 

Asians keep asians whole.

Lol

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On 10/11/2018 at 10:24 PM, Kml said:

I think looks on a artificial crab are for the sales brochures. 

When you fish a real crab you will usually cut it in half at least and maybe cut off all the legs and claws. It doesn't look like a crab when you put the scissors down.

 

17 hours ago, billthe5th said:

yes, its the scent/flavor of the crab, not the appearance of it at all, in my opinion.

 

A whole/fully intact crab will usually get far less bites than one cut in half, and I would assume this is the reason.

 

I think other fish that eat crabs, like fluke and sea bass, will respond to a crab more visually.

I think that's true of the larger crabs. But fish have no problems finding and eating smaller crabs like asians and fiddlers.

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