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« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2007, 01:28:50 PM »

If I catch half my crabs before you get there, you will eating chicken necks for supper....  the hole will be empty.  I'm unlimited this year... Wink 

Well aren't you special CrabbyD... What unlimited..! you got the big boy license did ya?  OK I am getting to the ramp 5 hours before you following you everywhere and you can tie my boat to yours and fill it up with bushels of mumbos and you can say that I am your crab storage barge....   Wink

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« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2007, 01:30:24 PM »

You can laugh or point , but not both brother.  I was seeing who was paying attention.  I actually hope the larger number of smaller crabs we encountered this year will have grown enough to be decent size this year and in theory we should have bigger and better crabs.  Yet the same thing happens every year with the rockfish.  You go and catch a pile of little guys 15-17 inches and say well next year these guys will be 18-20 or bigger so we will have a pile of keeper size rockfish to catch next year and yet the follwoing year the next bunch of rockfish you see are 15 - 17 inches again.  Like they become legal size and then disappear..!  Honestly I did hear the rockfish spawn count is down this year form last.  I am not making anymore comments....   blank

.....Cdog

Come on Dog...you can't quit that easily...... Wink
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« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2007, 01:33:11 PM »

The whole second half of the season on the Severn was nothing but small crabs...  I hope you are right, it would be nice to ride close to the house again.  However, I think I will be shore bound again this year. Wink

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hey you still got a shorter ride than me to hit the wye or eastern shore spots.  You are right though.  the severn was easier and made for a nice day and half the drive which save some $ and a couple of hours of time. 
I did like it thee.  Do you ever crab oof the deeper drop offs there.  it seems to be 3-5 ft then ledges out to 7-9 then poof 17 -20 ft.  I was wondering if the crabs go deep there like at the wye.  Going 30 ft this year on the traps.  just curious.  I will not devulge the secret spot marked with an X..   laugh


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« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2007, 01:35:05 PM »

The whole second half of the season on the Severn was nothing but small crabs...  I hope you are right, it would be nice to ride close to the house again.  However, I think I will be shore bound again this year. Wink

Have boat can travel...... Wink.  It seems like every year you have to move a few times to keep up with the big ones.
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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2007, 01:36:15 PM »

Well aren't you special CrabbyD... What unlimited..! you got the big boy license did ya?  OK I am getting to the ramp 5 hours before you following you everywhere and you can tie my boat to yours and fill it up with bushels of mumbos and you can say that I am your crab storage barge....   Wink

.......cdog

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I'll try and remember that.  If I fill the matress up, I'll give you a call. Cool
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« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2007, 01:37:57 PM »

You can laugh or point , but not both brother.  I was seeing who was paying attention.  I actually hope the larger number of smaller crabs we encountered this year will have grown enough to be decent size this year and in theory we should have bigger and better crabs.  Yet the same thing happens every year with the rockfish.  You go and catch a pile of little guys 15-17 inches and say well next year these guys will be 18-20 or bigger so we will have a pile of keeper size rockfish to catch next year and yet the follwoing year the next bunch of rockfish you see are 15 - 17 inches again.  Like they become legal size and then disappear..!  Honestly I did hear the rockfish spawn count is down this year form last.  I am not making anymore comments....   blank

.....Cdog

I hear that.... a bunch of little crabs or little fish doesn't really mean anything about next year (scientists will say otherwise, I'm sure) All it means is that you have a bunch of little crabs or fish!  I can remember years that were pretty average crabbing, and not many little ones around.  And then the next year was great, with plenty of big crabs! Roll Eyes Huh  Go figure.  Maybe little crabs one year means big crabs in 3 years, I do not know.

As long as I catch more crabs than Crabdog, I will be happy. Grin
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« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2007, 01:43:29 PM »

  Small, small small,

Sorry to hear that Summerdress Sad

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« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2007, 01:44:03 PM »

They were there real heavy for about a month and then they went on vacation to the sunny eastern shore....  Angry  Wink Grin
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« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2007, 01:45:11 PM »

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I'll try and remember that.  If I fill the matress up, I'll give you a call. Cool

I could rename the CSS Crabdog to the "Boxspring"to go with the "matress"

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« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2007, 01:47:17 PM »

Touche' you d head! Grin  However, I have been married for 12 years so I don't use it anymore anyway! Grin laugh laugh laugh laugh

Thanks for sharing that! laugh laugh laugh laugh

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« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2007, 01:48:13 PM »

Thanks for sharing that! laugh laugh laugh laugh



You two going crabbing together soon? laugh
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« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2007, 01:48:52 PM »

Touche' you d head! Grin  However, I have been married for 12 years so I don't use it anymore anyway! Grin laugh laugh laugh laugh

 Man Down.. on floor in cube crying... That was funny as [shiz]  Man must be close to the end of another winter / start of a new season.. everyone is in a mood! 

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« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2007, 01:52:33 PM »

hahahahaha....I'm outta this one...it's getting to kinky for me. laugh
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« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2007, 01:55:40 PM »

[Sam Hill] YA Greg, he has a new puller! laugh laugh laugh Grin Grin Grin

whatever floats yer boat.. not sure I want to know what kind of a "new puller" weed's got!

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« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2007, 01:56:41 PM »

whatever floats yer boat.. not sure I want to know what kind of a "new puller" weed's got!

...Cdog

Its hydraulic wink3

Alright, this has gone bad to worse. Sad Grin  I'm out! Kiss
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« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2007, 01:57:58 PM »

[Sam Hill] YA Greg, he has a new puller! laugh laugh laugh Grin Grin Grin

the puller only works for about 6 months then he's on his own again.... laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2007, 02:49:28 PM »

Its hydraulic wink3

Alright, this has gone bad to worse. Sad Grin  I'm out! Kiss

Wow Weed,  I am impressed, but be careful with the hydraulics brother, could permanently damage something...  Reminds me of the Austin Powers movie when he comes out of the cryogenic freeze and they hand back all of his personal affects... including the swedish hydraulic pump.. Yeah Baby.. but that's not my bag!!!!! No really it's not mine!!!!  OK and I am now out... Thanks for another successful hijack..
I think this was a forecast of crabbing for the year   Huh Huh Huh

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« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2007, 06:41:56 AM »


Slayer,

I like your thinking, but based on the winter dredge reports, things are about the same if not a bit lower than last years reports.  I think weather and rain will make the difference more than anything.  I do agree a lot of small crabs ;ast year and they should be mature this year which should help, but still looks like overal numbers are slightly down to steady at best. 

.......Cdog

Crabdog,

I never pay attention to the Winter dredge reports.  I've been doing this too long to put any faith in them.  Years they said numbers were up you could hardly catch anything and it was sporadic, years they said it was low I had great harvests.  I don't but much into science but more in observation.  It comes with many years of experience and also what my bones tell me!
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« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2007, 10:35:55 AM »

What does your Bones tell you about this up comming year HuhHuh??
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« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2007, 12:37:48 PM »

What does your Bones tell you about this up comming year HuhHuh??

Tattoo, from the sounds of them they're telling me that I won't be doing this for too much longer.  laugh laugh

Seriously though, I can only speak for the Chesapeake area.  I do believe it will be a good year.  I don't listen to all the nay sayers nor the doom and gloomers.  Are they what they used to be, no.  Is it going to crash, possibly.  And I say this with no malice intended but others will think differently, but I really do believe there has been an increased pressure from the recreational side of things in as little as 15 years.  Sure there was recreational crabbing in years past, but now I think the numbers have just exploded.  Plus people are going out more then what they used to. 

Tat, just 10-15 years ago when I would take my family there was 1 maybe 2 other people around us.  Now it is so crowded that it gets so difficult to even set your gear.  It used to be fun and relaxing but now it is more of a shoutfest.

Now as far as it crashing.  There are more factors than just the number of people taking crabs.  It is lost habitat, pollution, I even believe that the increase striper population has a very serious impact on the crabbing.  Man tries to manage the fisheries with good intentions but just can seem to get it right.  I think the striper population needs to be thinned out a bit to help.  Guess I'll pick up my rod and catch a few.

Sorry for going off topic a bit.  It's just what I noticed in my 45 years of crabbing
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