picked up a case of bull lips last week and hopeing to get out this monday to try them out. i have heard they are used on trot lines in maryland but was wondering how they perform in the jersey waters in box traps and hand lines. anybody have any experience using them.
IMO the advantage to Lips is durability/costs....
When I'm running 6000' of line I won't catch as many crabs with lips as I will with chicken or clam but I don't have to deal with the hours of baiting everyday or every other day...I can "spot" bait and thus makes lips worthwhile.
If I was using box traps or hand lines I would use chicken or clam...I wouldn't even consider using Lips.
NO point at all to use lips in box traps or on a handline IMHO.