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« on: March 25, 2022, 02:13:59 PM »

We spent a few nights at the beautiful oak hill fish camp.
We were mainly working and looking for a place to move to but through in the crab traps overnight with chicken drums and catfish.
So we weren't putting any effort in and the trap would probably get a couple of crabs a couple of times a day.
Surprised at how quick the crabs ate the chicken but didn't pick as much at the fresh catfish i caught.
A one armed male crab grabbed my fish chunk bait 3 times and would wrap it up in between some poles and cost me the hooks, but he was so amusing, I let him go.
Great to see crabs out there and hope they will come roaring back, hoping folks start throwing back the females more often
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2022, 08:16:03 AM »

Thanks for the report! Not too many reports from the last two years in this area.
I haven't seen anyone crabbing since we had the back to back hurricanes and algae bloom.
The only crabs I have seen are small ones.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2022, 11:52:58 PM »

yeah, have been reading how scarce the crabs were due to the algae blooms and hurricanes?  so was just thrilled to see them.  All of them were small with probably only 2 that were legal size, so threw them back in as well and hopefully catch some of their ancestors in a couple of years  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2022, 07:00:16 AM »

yeah, have been reading how scarce the crabs were due to the algae blooms and hurricanes?  so was just thrilled to see them.  All of them were small with probably only 2 that were legal size, so threw them back in as well and hopefully catch some of their ancestors in a couple of years  Wink

At least you know the ecosystem is now healthy enough to support them again.
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