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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2008, 01:04:52 PM »

  Redbeards 2 cents. Crabs will go from were they ended the season to the nearest deep water to bury in the mud to avoid freeze up.
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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2008, 01:13:08 PM »


 
  salinity Undecided

  water temps.. Tongue
   sav... Embarassed                                         What a muse laugh laugh

   depth.  Wink

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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2008, 01:28:08 PM »

A good book to read that explains this as far as MD crabs are concerned is "Beautiful Swimmers".A very good book.
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2008, 01:39:20 PM »

laugh Jokes aside, please - people like Jack1747 are the crab experts, if there is such a thing. C. sapidus behavior is in many ways mysterious, the best any of us can do is to use this forum for what it was intended: to discuss and speculate about our favorite delicious arthropod. It is true that some of us also enjoy creating lengthy, somewhat pretentious, arguments based on logical deliberations.

That said, in answer to your extremely well-crafted question, I dunnoSad


Stumped???  Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2008, 02:17:41 PM »

Oh no not the PINCHMISTER. stumped. i don't beleve it.  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked laugh laugh
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2008, 02:48:35 PM »

Oh no not the PINCHMISTER. stumped. i don't beleve it.  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked laugh laugh
Pinchy stumped  Shocked Shocked Shocked Quick let's all kick him while he's down!  laugh laugh laugh

I dunno.... laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2008, 02:56:30 PM »

 laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh glad he can take a joke.
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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2008, 06:27:45 PM »

Oh no not the PINCHMISTER. stumped. i don't beleve it.  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked laugh laugh
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2008, 08:17:45 PM »

Oh no not the PINCHMISTER. stumped. i don't beleve it.  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked laugh laugh

    I believe Pinchy bite off more then he can chew,Weed i think you stumped him Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2008, 08:21:54 PM »

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« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2008, 08:24:57 PM »

i got to say, "the guy is challenging"  sorry  Undecided  made me thunk...
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2008, 11:12:35 PM »

Beautiful swimmers quotes "the relative salinity of the eastern bay waters is optimum for fast growth, that and what must be some exceptionally good food source, as yet unidentified. The eastern bay waters represent the middle of the salinity range, or fifteen parts per thousand, which is evidently just right for a blue crab that wants to grow." Now this book was written years ago has this food source been identified since then? Aren't there waters other than the eastern bay that have this perfect salinity range? The so called low lifes don't help and neither does the legal size, there is very little meat in a 4 1/2 crab,the size limit should be raised. From what I've read crabbers in maryland don't keep anything under six so maybe this helps to, anyone agree?
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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2008, 11:19:36 PM »

good point.  Wink
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« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2008, 01:46:11 AM »

I wish they would bump up the size limit in NJ.


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« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2008, 01:48:14 AM »

I agree with you there 41/2 isn't much of a crab.  Embarassed
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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2008, 01:50:06 AM »

This last summer I went down by the Comm Barry Bridge to see if there really were any crabs in the Deleware River, saw a few larger ones in there.  The Commercial guys supposedly were pulling out 7"+ in their pots.  Gotta wait till the salt line comes up later in the summer to see em around here.
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« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2008, 01:53:59 AM »

I rewmember that. wonder how thy taste. Huh??
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« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2008, 05:45:01 AM »

I wish they would bump up the size limit in NJ.

   They size limit can be managed by thr crabber also!! Shocked laugh

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« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2008, 11:45:04 AM »

I agree 100% but if 4.5" is a "keeper" 95% of the people will say "it just makes it!" and throw it in the bucket.  If they bumped it up a little I'd like to think that most people would throw back the 4.5 just to be legal.  jmo
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« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2008, 03:26:50 PM »

To me it is not worth keeping , what do you get out of it a teaspoon full of meat.  Sad Embarassed
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