Building a Crabpot
Installing the Cull Rings and Hook
To complete you crabpot, you'll
need two cull rings, a piece of bungee
cord, a hook and, optionally, a zinc anode.
rings are installed in the upper parlor diagonally opposite of
Cut a wire connecting two
hexagons and bend to install a cull ring (figures 2a and 2b.)
Install the second cull ring in
the opposite diagonal corner.
Note: Click here
for detailed information about the purpose of cull rings. Among other
things, they make your job easier by allowing the small (non-legal) crabs
to escape unharmed.
If you're using galvanized metal
wire for your crabpot, it is highly recommended that you
install a sacrificial zinc anode so that your crabpot will hold up
longer in saltwater. The anode can be installed wherever you like,
just be certain that it has good contact with the metal pot.
Note: The crabpot in this tutorial
was made with PVC coated wire and does not need a zinc anode. Click here
to learn more information about the purpose of a sacrificial zinc anode.
A finished crabpot!!
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