OK! I finally have proof the BIG ones CAN get into my crab pots
Last night I dropped two pots, one in a tiny pond that get refreshed with salt water just every so often from really high storm surge
and one in a little inlet that seems like a pond but is somehow affected by the tide.
Checked them this morning
I got nothing but a redear turtle in in the tiny pond (didn't really expect anything but it is close to the house and I wanted know)
The inlet/pond on the other hand I knew had fish in them because I saw them, so I figured it would have some crab just wasn't sure how many or how big they would be. plus I saw a fairly large muskrat swimming in it before I dropped the pot and I wondered if he might rob the trap
Well I got 17 crabs in that sucker
10 of them very respectable 7+ , 3 of them 8+
those ten were very thick
Not Mumbo's persay but very nice
Now a question,
all the crabs in the trap were male
why would that be?
In the surf I catch females about 4-1 over the males
But is it just coincidence that I caught ALL MALES in this inlet?
seems very strange to me
(of course I always throw back sponge crabs, but females with no sponge are fair game here)
I dropped both pots back in that inlet and will go retrieve them tonight, I am very interested to see what happens.
I will post results in the gulf crabbing reports tonight or tommorrow.