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« on: December 12, 2021, 09:24:50 PM »

Pulled my 1st traps last Thursday near NASA RR bridge. Traps had been out for over 2 weeks due to the boat having to go in the shop the day after the traps were set.

3 traps  - 3 crabs. Would've had more but some cannibalism took place during the long soak. Did catch 2 HUGE males and a smaller one. They'll be used for bait soon.

But my posting title Huh??

When we got the traps up in the boat - everything about them wreaked like raw sewage.  cry2 It was nasty. The wife didn't want the traps back in the boat at all. We tried splashing the heck out of the traps but the funk remains. The traps have been in the shed since Thursday and although they've dried out in the sun, you can still catch a whiff.

That's some NASTY STUFF. Anyone else experience anything like this in the Indian River?
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2021, 04:27:59 PM »

Title post, how about: CRABBYbalism  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2021, 08:01:56 PM »

Title post, how about: CRABBYbalism  Grin

No, that doesn't work.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2021, 08:48:07 AM »

Thanks for the report! Crabbing has been terrible all over our area for two years now!
The smell from the traps? I haven't heard of any sewage spills in the area rrecently.
They had a big spill last year or the year before in Titusville
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2021, 06:27:35 AM »

Smell might of came rotten vegetation. There is just about no sea grass left between rr bridge and the Beeline. Don't see any manatees now. They are starving due to lack of food. You also see very, very few commercial traps any more, no crabs to catch. It sad, between sewage and fertilizer runoff they have pretty well killed that stretch of the river.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2021, 07:23:59 PM »

Smell might of came rotten vegetation. There is just about no sea grass left between rr bridge and the Beeline. Don't see any manatees now. They are starving due to lack of food. You also see very, very few commercial traps any more, no crabs to catch. It sad, between sewage and fertilizer runoff they have pretty well killed that stretch of the river.

Hebrides , and TREATED sewage are major factors in this problem.... 
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2022, 02:25:09 PM »

No, that doesn't work.

Why not?
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