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« on: July 23, 2009, 09:56:41 PM »

Will be checking out the GP next week.Has anybody tried attractants for crabs? Just curious
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 10:00:49 PM »

Yep,bunker,chicken and fishheads seem to work really well.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 10:15:40 PM »

How a bout smelly jelly, I've heard people having luck with that stuff
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 10:36:30 PM »

excuse my ignorance, what the heck is smelly jelly?
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 10:51:29 PM »

Its an attractant for fishing lures and crabbing.Friend of mine says his Dad uses it.Tears the crabs up .Gonna try some.Maybe next week.I'll let you know if it works.   
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 04:02:56 AM »

kinda expensive, like 7 bucks for the jar that is about an ounce. i have had luck with smelly jelly for perch but imagine it would be a pain to use crabbing. just use good bait and you shouldnt be any less productive.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 08:57:42 AM »

Try searching.  It's been discussed many times.  Don't think smelly jelly has gotten any good reviews.  Cool
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 11:50:50 AM »

Try searching.  It's been discussed many times.  Don't think smelly jelly has gotten any good reviews.  Cool

Here's a tip on what I usually do, I set up my traps in the river and then I go out into the middle of the bay and drop in a couple drops of the top secret recipe, "Essence of Male Crab's Mother-in Law."  All the crabs leave the bay and bolt up into the river and into my traps.  Jimmies thank me when they come over the gunwhale...   on the side of the basket it says, "free shuttle to the bar"  laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009, 12:07:31 PM »

Here's a tip on what I usually do, I set up my traps in the river and then I go out into the middle of the bay and drop in a couple drops of the top secret recipe, "Essence of Male Crab's Mother-in Law."  All the crabs leave the bay and bolt up into the river and into my traps.  Jimmies thank me when they come over the gunwhale...   on the side of the basket it says, "free shuttle to the bar"  laugh laugh laugh

That's why PM keeps the keg tapped. 2thumbsup laugh
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009, 03:06:45 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009, 03:25:25 PM »

auch du lieber himmel
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2009, 03:37:08 PM »

Ich machst das gerner  laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2009, 03:49:17 PM »

was ist "das gerner"
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2009, 09:15:44 PM »

It means that is my favorite basically... das = that and gerner = favorite... whole thing translated meant "I like that best"
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 03:59:23 AM »

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No that's what I'm talking about!!  Cant wait for the first batch to come over from Deutchland.  Grin Grin Grin  Those krauts know their brew.
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2009, 10:15:56 AM »

Back to the topic. I marinated the necks in Bunker oil the last 2 times out. Good results but I don't know if it made a difference. Others were catching crabs as well. Bunker oil tends to stick to ya and every thing it gets on so be prepared for smelling bad. Try not to get it on things.
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2009, 12:40:13 PM »

No that's what I'm talking about!!  Cant wait for the first batch to come over from Deutchland.  Grin Grin Grin  Those krauts know their brew.


and their crabs.... Wink
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2009, 04:42:17 PM »

No that's what I'm talking about!!  Cant wait for the first batch to come over from Deutchland.  Grin Grin Grin  Those krauts know their brew.

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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2009, 04:49:15 PM »

Back to the topic. I marinated the necks in Bunker oil the last 2 times out. Good results but I don't know if it made a difference. Others were catching crabs as well. Bunker oil tends to stick to ya and every thing it gets on so be prepared for smelling bad. Try not to get it on things.


 mix bunker oil in your fuel tank when running your traps or trot line.....works like a magnet .... idea2
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2009, 06:08:55 PM »

How a bout smelly jelly, I've heard people having luck with that stuff

Smelly Jelly is just Vaseline mixed with fish oil. You can make your own for much cheaper then buying it. Be warned: It makes your traps super greasy and takes a long time to come off. It gets all over everything.

For a cheaper option use a $1 can of sardines in oil and blend it in a blender with cooking oil. You can even use used oil that you have used for frying. Marinate your bait in that overnight.

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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2009, 12:16:45 PM »


 mix bunker oil in your fuel tank when running your traps or trot line.....works like a magnet .... idea2
what ratio mix laugh
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2009, 08:38:01 PM »

 i forgot to mention ,you need to use an old 9.9 johnson w/ the 25- 1 mix.......i just happen to have one for sale...never been in salt water..used only on sundays , by my old aunt to cross the lake to get to church.. bandana
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2009, 09:28:42 PM »

last time out some one must have been using garlic spray. very strong and could smell it all day not sure if it worked though.
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2009, 09:32:18 PM »

last time out some one must have been using garlic spray. very strong and could smell it all day not sure if it worked though.

 Maybe your partner need a bath/shower
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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2009, 10:45:18 PM »

I did use the smelly Jelly last week and I seemed to do better than most. I was wondering about what it is made of though. I know that the commercial crabbers put a virgin female... crab in their pots to attract in the males... I guess male crabs are just as dumb as us male humans. I was wondering if the attractant had some girlie crabby hormones in it or something like that. I noticed that all the smelly jelly is gone from Walmart too.

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