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« on: July 17, 2009, 10:24:28 PM »

Whats up guys. I'm glad I was able to find this site. I am an avid fisherman who just got into crabbing and I would like to know when is better for crabbing? Late Night? Early Morning? Mid Day? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I crabbed off the Keyport bulkheads the other night for 5 hours and was only able to catch 7 crabs, all keepers. Since there were only 7, I ended up giving them away to a guy who was there crabbing already. Any advice? I was using bunker on one trap and chicken on the other. Did not really notice a difference in the effectiveness of each.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 10:27:12 PM »

When the tide is moving.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 10:37:28 PM »

When the tide is moving.  Wink

I figured that part already. Same thing with fishing. Do you guys have better luck in broad day light or at night? I didn't do too well the other night but I love being out there at night so would not like to get discouraged by one bad trip.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 10:44:16 PM »

can't crab at nite in MD . unless you handline.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 11:02:10 PM »

I'll remember that if I am ever in MD
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 12:32:19 AM »

If you are in a state that you can crab at night do it the crabs are very active at night Wink Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 07:44:18 AM »

Hello,
I have been crabbing since I was a little girl, day and night. I have found personally that day time is better. I always check the tide schedule the day before. When it is high tide that's when i go out. So to answer your question- Day time is the best. Morning thru early evening. Hope this helps and good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2009, 09:32:02 AM »

 7/16 pm tide
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"crabbed the shrewsbury 7/16 @11pm low tide picked up a buschel in the first hr lightning scared me back to my launch so I cleaned the boat and sorted my crab. most crab 5-6inch several 6 1/2 3 soft shell and to many tin...."

Not many get that many in that area, except the commericial guys. But then again, most are daycrabbers.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2009, 08:17:48 PM »

if you have a boat GO AT NIGHT WORK THE TIDE GOIN OUT AND BACK IN you will get all the crab you can handle O yeah dont forget you need light   hahahahhahhha
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 09:10:06 AM »

Yes night is best. Low tide backwater bay. Dip Net. Car battery (usually two) And a Q-Beam. Catch more than you need anytime. Also no bait needed. And you see other species. It's a lot of fun. And it has to be a calm night no ripples or you can't see good enough to net. Good Luck. Try IT... MAKO
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