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« on: May 18, 2007, 07:07:57 AM »

Taking the kayak crabbing for the first time today.  Five box traps (the max you can use in Florida) and chicken necks...

I'll consider the day a success if I don't tip over.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 11:43:45 AM »

Screw Florida.

Something came up from underneath the kayak and a huge plume of water and mud erupted around me.  Scared the living [shiz] out of me.  I saw a bunch of manatees around, and a couple that was fishing form shore said they saw an alligator swimming around too.

 Sad Sad Sad Embarassed Embarassed Shocked Shocked Shocked

As for the crabbing report...I had 2 keepers in about an hour of crabbing.  They came on two consecutive traps.  A lot of the pulls had small crabs.  I prolly coulda managed a dozen had I stayed out for a few hours, instead of scurrying back to shore scared half to death.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 03:29:12 PM »

better luck next time out.  Wink that was a funny storie. thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 04:40:47 PM »

Manatee or Gator?  You are probably correct it could have been one or the other!
I have heard of folks in the Mosquito lagoon being stalked by Gators! Shocked
The stalking was being done while they were wade fishing or skinny water kayaking.

Gotta be careful out there.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 06:15:53 PM »

Manatee or Gator?  You are probably correct it could have been one or the other!
I have heard of folks in the Mosquito lagoon being stalked by Gators! Shocked
The stalking was being done while they were wade fishing or skinny water kayaking.

Gotta be careful out there.
Yeah...I think my Kayak crabbing days are over.  If you are ever looking for someone to crab with this summer let me know...I'll bring my traps and some beer or something. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2007, 06:31:07 PM »

Y'all don't be harrassing ole Fluffy now,  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 06:33:16 PM »

I'm hoping I just got on top of a manatee in 2 feet of water and spooked it so it took off...
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 07:40:25 PM »

A Manatee will make a large swirl when spooked. It very well could have been one.

I'm only in Florida during Bike Week (spring & fall); maybe we'll meet up then. This spring the crabs were not doing much...the water was too cold!
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2007, 07:50:10 PM »

Well I don't see any bite marks on the kayak, so maybe thats good news....It was just such a violent "explosion".

I see Shellfish.  I'll be in NJ till the end of June so I plan to get my crabbing fix then.
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007, 02:03:42 PM »

GOOD luck have a great trip.  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2007, 02:24:31 PM »

good luck
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2007, 03:14:16 PM »

Been over to the high bridge area over there in Ormond and I have had traps cotton ring traps stolen my gators.  We left a pot there and went to go pick it up at night, we pulled it in and my girlfriend went to go wash her hands, as soon as she stood up and looked in the water, there was a gator 3 feet from where she was washing her hands.  Scared the [Sam Hill] out of her!!!!

We have also seen a bunch of Manatees in that area too!!!
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