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« on: December 09, 2010, 05:37:33 PM »

I live in cape coral and just got myself a crab trap, I know a spot that people like to go to in the mangroves and there seems to be allot of crabs to be caught. I was quite excited to try it out this weekend but I just realized its winter and I'm not sure I'll be able to right now? Also on a side note, how big does a crab generally need to be in order to be worth keeping.
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 10:20:37 PM »

It would be worth trying.  I caught some decent crabs last week. 

The legal minimum here in Texas is 5 inches, but the bigger the better. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 10:58:33 PM »

I figured it shouldn't work out because there apparently dug down into the bottom right now, but ya I suppose Ill give it a go. Either way im sure it will be much better when the heat gets back up again.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 07:48:53 PM »

You should find out what the laws are before you go out so you don't get fined for doing something wrong. Wink Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 09:37:05 AM »

from what I understand there is no size limit, but females that are sponging must be thrown back.  We have grabs all year-round here. Good Luck!
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 05:48:13 PM »

I'm a commercial guy and we get crabs all year. 
You are allowed five traps with an R and your name and address on the bouy.   You may keep males and females that are 5 inches to point to point.

You are only allowed to keep crabs that are under 5 inches that represent a 10% of your total catch.  Females with an egg sack may not be kept.

Good luck!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 07:59:07 AM »

Fins,recreational crabbers don't have a size limit down here yet.
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 08:03:48 AM »

Fins,recreational crabbers don't have a size limit down here yet.

That is what I understand to be correct.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 09:57:45 PM »

nabAcrab ... Did you ever go back out after the weather warmed up? I'd be interested in hearing how you did in The Cape...
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