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« Reply #125 on: March 19, 2010, 08:39:23 PM »

capt. we had'em cut barb wire in one foot pieces, cut pots in half, fill drums with cement,etc,etc,,,,,but i'm pretty sure you know what 4 45' nets can due afer i catch that sh?t!!!!!
Y'all out there aint seen a war like AC and them boys had down there years back,they finally came to a agreement that some bottom has to be shared,crabbers use it for part of the year and shrimpers use it for part and BOTH groups still fudge but now we don't have to hear about it.
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« Reply #126 on: March 19, 2010, 08:49:00 PM »

 i was on the boat with my brothers back in the late 80's off of fort myers....
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« Reply #127 on: March 19, 2010, 08:53:03 PM »

i was on the boat with my brothers back in the late 80's off of fort myers....
So lets don't start up all over again on the internet,  Cool
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« Reply #128 on: March 19, 2010, 10:13:30 PM »

rd has spoken i'll be a good boy now!!!!got two more months of crabbin before shrimp season anyway..SmileyWink
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« Reply #129 on: March 19, 2010, 10:19:28 PM »

We have one boat show up in the rock hole this year,first one in the past 3 yrs,all my life it always looked like a city in March when all the slabs showed up,still plenty of shrimp just the shrimp fleet is no more. Cry
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« Reply #130 on: March 19, 2010, 10:27:40 PM »

bayou boy....i was just stating what i am experiencing on my end of the state and commenting on the trap program and why there were so many traps recovered in the beginning and how the program really needs to be done away with. our spring closure that occurs every year in vermillion bay for the first 2 weeks of brown shrimp season is just an excuse for the shrimpers to get to drag trap free. we don't have the problems that yall have on that end of the state. they closed sabine lake a couple years ago(where i was crabbing) and they closed the lake for 2 weeks for 2 yes thats right 2 derelict crab traps. crabbers aren't the problem of ghost traps cause i don't know of any crabber that wants to lose a $25 trap. i am just stating facts not hating..........i am done on the subject.
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« Reply #131 on: March 23, 2010, 07:37:51 PM »

I'm not done. I still lose 10- 25% of my gear each year, most of it to ILLEGAL SHRIMP BOATS!!! Worst bunch of CRACKHEADS on the water. If they are not dragging our gear(in a crab only zone) they run home thru it cleaning their trawls and dragging their lazy lines behind the boat. No enforcement in our area. Most boats are bait and run by so called hired captains(crack/meth heads) Sad comentary on a once proud and viable industry.
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« Reply #132 on: March 23, 2010, 09:25:23 PM »

I'm not done. I still lose 10- 25% of my gear each year, most of it to ILLEGAL SHRIMP BOATS!!! Worst bunch of CRACKHEADS on the water. If they are not dragging our gear(in a crab only zone) they run home thru it cleaning their trawls and dragging their lazy lines behind the boat. No enforcement in our area. Most boats are bait and run by so called hired captains(crack/meth heads) Sad comentary on a once proud and viable industry.
i understand,louisiana pride/neptunes pride came here a few years back nuff said!!!!!
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« Reply #133 on: March 26, 2010, 10:40:45 AM »

i understand,louisiana pride/neptunes pride came here a few years back nuff said!!!!!
Meckleburg had 3 of those Pride boats. He bought them after he recieved a settlement from a boat sinking. Last I heard he no longer owns any of them Grin, His ex-wife works in a local resturant and she might still own one,not sure. One of his crew used to work for me fish trapping, good crewman back then, he hooked up on them Pride boats and now he lives in a vacant lot behind a jiffy store.
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« Reply #134 on: March 26, 2010, 12:17:17 PM »

Went to the meeting last night for the North East River.  Less then 10 guys are working up here.  I am curious to how good we do.  ALOT of debris comes from the Susky everytime we get a hard rain, I hope the hook doesn't get snagged on a log every 15 minutes.  I figure its gonna be 5 long slow days...
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« Reply #135 on: March 26, 2010, 07:05:04 PM »

Went to the meeting last night for the North East River.  Less then 10 guys are working up here.  I am curious to how good we do.  ALOT of debris comes from the Susky everytime we get a hard rain, I hope the hook doesn't get snagged on a log every 15 minutes.  I figure its gonna be 5 long slow days...
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« Reply #136 on: March 27, 2010, 07:30:37 AM »

OK I will.
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« Reply #137 on: April 01, 2010, 03:20:33 PM »

Found the HOLY GRAIL today.  Half an underwater line that appears to be lost in the 2009 season.  Got 12 pots out of it.  Found 17 pots total today. 

Also thought I was gonna have to loose my drag.  It was in a pot that was really mudded up. 
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« Reply #138 on: April 01, 2010, 03:30:24 PM »

sorry if this was already addressed, but do you get to keep anything useable? seems most pots woudl be junk but the way you worded "got 12 pots out of it" seems like you can keep them. if so then holy grail indeed.
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« Reply #139 on: April 01, 2010, 04:36:32 PM »

Yes, if you want, you can keep the pots and throw away the ones you don't want.
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« Reply #140 on: April 01, 2010, 04:38:19 PM »

Underwater line and a mudded up pot...

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« Reply #141 on: April 01, 2010, 04:39:29 PM »

Someone brought a grill on the boat and cooked everyone some hot dogs today.  Had a big raft up for lunch.
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« Reply #142 on: April 01, 2010, 04:42:23 PM »

so... are you? those ones look pretty good pending a powerwashing
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« Reply #143 on: April 01, 2010, 05:01:06 PM »

Out of the 17 pots I got today, I kept 13.
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« Reply #144 on: April 01, 2010, 05:04:16 PM »

Nice work Ray.

Catch any ghosts, or derelicts? Huh
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« Reply #145 on: April 01, 2010, 05:09:33 PM »

No ghosts, even though I did have my ghostbusters vacuum on.  And no pieces either, or frames.  Everything was solid today.  My grapple tears the [Sam Hill] outta the pots when I hook them, so they come up all bent and torn up.
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« Reply #146 on: April 01, 2010, 05:47:52 PM »

i wonder if some super strong magnets would work, though with all that vegitation... it's probably an "if it aint broke don't fix it" situation
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« Reply #147 on: April 01, 2010, 06:44:54 PM »

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« Reply #148 on: April 01, 2010, 07:16:20 PM »

Something don't look right here... Undecided Them pots are pretty square for being hooked and drugged up...  Huh
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« Reply #149 on: April 01, 2010, 07:43:30 PM »

Something don't look right here... Undecided Them pots are pretty square for being hooked and drugged up...  Huh

that would be the underwater line.  I hooked the rope, not the pots.
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