Ran the trotline with a visiting friend today and caught a whole mess of crabs, but the keepers were few and far between. Lots of sooks, sponge crabs, and too smalls between the keeper jimmies, but we did manage the usual dozen for the table.
The wind was up and we were really limited in places we could effectively run the line. Ended up back near where I run the little boat. A 21’ walkaround is a great platform for fishing, but when it comes to crabbing I think I prefer the jon boat.
Had to run against the wind to keep the speed down and a few other ‘problems’ made for an interesting day though…
A couple of firsts today with some spider crabs and my first buck-n-rider getting scratched off the list of things to dip off the trotline. Baited the line with chicken gizzards, cause they were cheap and all I could find on short notice. I did take note that the crabs were all over the gizzards and didn’t touch the left over/too old wings.
The gizzards worked in a pinch, but I lost quite a few to prop stick impact and most didn’t last the full trip… Guess I’m going to have to end the procrastination and order some necks.
Great day on the water!