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« on: August 14, 2023, 11:27:31 AM »

Good Morning! I am catching Maryland Blues up here in NJ. I have an old style sit in kayak with very limited space. I hang a catch bag over the side and put the crabs in that. The one Iíve been using has rather large mesh sizing and it makes it very difficult to get the crabs back out of it. Any suggestions from you fellow kayakers regarding the ideal mesh catch bag that you use, I would greatly appreciate it. Some are fancy with a hinged clasp the top to close the bag. If anyone has one they use/like, Iím all ears.
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2023, 07:30:31 PM »

Good Morning! I am catching Maryland Blues up here in NJ. I have an old style sit in kayak with very limited space. I hang a catch bag over the side and put the crabs in that. The one Iíve been using has rather large mesh sizing and it makes it very difficult to get the crabs back out of it. Any suggestions from you fellow kayakers regarding the ideal mesh catch bag that you use, I would greatly appreciate it. Some are fancy with a hinged clasp the top to close the bag. If anyone has one they use/like, Iím all ears.

Anytime you are pulling something in the water, you have drag. That being said, this is what Adam (arti0972) started doing. Plastic clothes basket with a wire top with a hinged door in the center of the top. Large pool noodle secured at the top on a 4 side keeps it floating. 6-8 ft of line with a small anchor keeps it in place near the shore. I guess you could also pull it attached to your kayak.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2023, 08:41:04 AM »

I use a divers I game bag that I used for lobsters, mine is a little more expensive because it has a spring hinged handle, so when you squeeze the handle the bag opens up, it also has very small mesh so the claws & legs never get caught up when emptying it
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2023, 11:07:16 AM »

Back in the day when I was a wee little lad and I would do a walking trot line or Hobo crabbing with a dip net I would put a bushel basket in a tire inner tube with a rope tied around my waist.  Grin
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