Sure wish we could do something about this ten day ghost hunt. last year down here some of the fisherman down here never even took out there traps.who decided on july anyway looks like they would have done it in january or december. guess that would make too much sense.
I liked the winter time to until we did it last year,it worked perfect as we got to clean and tag the traps on the hill instead of trying to do it on the water,after July 4th you can't hardly give a crab away anyway and doing the retrieval we had good tides to clean up with.
To make your day,because of the oil coming I requested to lift the closings for this year 2 weeks ago and got conformation today at the end of the FWC meeting that it is a done deal,No 10 day closure for this year.When it does resume in the future I would not count on leaving gear out as we will be doing only 3 regions a year so somebody will be retrieving in every area for the 10 days,for every trap found over 5 the FWC acesses a $10 per trap fee that has to be paid before you can renew licenses or get tags for the following year.