I found a great spot in New Smyrna from reading posts on this site. I did catch half a cooler full several times out. I went this past Sunday and caught only a few crabs. Seems the females were abundant and I kept reluctantly throwing them back.
I was bragging to my Jersey visitors about how well we do off the pier on the North Causeway and took them along. We only caught a few blow fish and a sea robin since we also bring along the fishing poles to "catch something".
I wish I knew the best time of day or night to catch crabs so any advise would be appreciated.
I did see others were not doing so well either. The best catch of the day was a man who caught a spiny lobster. It was too big to fit in his cooler! He said the lobster got wrapped up in his fishing line. Now that I know there are lobster that big lerking around, I think I will find a lobster trap to bring along next time!!! The body of the lobster was at least 12 long minus the tenacles. I did not know that Florida lobster do not have claws however.
Does anyone know about catching crabs in the St. Johns River, Lake Monroe? A few people told me they caught large crabs there. Is that possible?
Anyway, anyone with tips and good spots in the central fl area, please, please let me know. I have more company coming!!!