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« on: February 13, 2008, 02:33:50 PM »

Well its that time of yearwhen i get cabin fever spending some timegetting gear readyfor the upcoming season,searching the web for new products and places to crab.On one web site i came across a crab catcher on www.crabhawk.com,It looks like fun but I'm concerned about N.J.Regs witch i read twice and can't find a problem or maybe my comprehension is out of Wacke,Thanking you in advance for any opinions.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 02:56:21 PM »

here is some reviews


http://www.bluecrab.info/forum/index.php/topic,10541.0.html
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 07:47:42 PM »

Thanks Solow i read the entire thread and not one addressed N.J.Regulations.Some called it a waste of money,As i don,t crab for a living i see the trap for what it is a novelty and a fun way to crab. Thanks again
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 10:00:11 PM »

I know its not legal in Md because the trap is more than 12" . Not sure what NJ regs are
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 03:08:03 AM »

Can't find anything for Jersey Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 11:35:42 AM »

I know its not legal in Md because the trap is more than 12" . Not sure what NJ regs are

Also any spring action trap is illegal in Maryland.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 03:18:00 PM »

 I don't think it'd be an issue, you are a resident, and there is no license for crabbing nor salt water fishing
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 06:25:12 PM »

Once again thank you solw,Just wanted to be sure i was within the law,And if i should catch a crab with this device and it say's i wasn't playing fair i'll be sure to let it go.Have a great season.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 06:30:26 PM »

Good kuck JB go get them crabs.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 11:09:21 PM »

Once again thank you solw,Just wanted to be sure i was within the law,And if i should catch a crab with this device and it say's i wasn't playing fair i'll be sure to let it go.Have a great season.


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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2008, 05:25:44 AM »

I have seen a similar kind of "clamshell" design trap at Wallyworld.  It's got tighter weave black mesh sides and it doesn't look small enough to use with rod & reel unless you have a 50W with stand up gear.  Personally I keep it simple.  Anything with springs or gadgets doesn't hold up in salt water in my experience. 

I have been using hoop style open tops.  Simple, repairable, cheap and easy to stow 30 of them.  Last year I picked up a few collapsible traps so the kids (10, 7, & 7) can pull them w/o loosing them over the top like the open tops.  I put them on buoys and crab the entire creek.  I figure I'll use a different color (large dia. pool noodle sections are great floats) for the kids traps.  Last year I swear the biggest crabs were the ones most able to beat me by swimming out the top, and I pull fast too!  I lost some mumbo crabs so I wanted to get the collapsibles for the kids so they would really get into it by actually catching crabs. 

Just my 2 cents.  Hope whatever you do works out and you have FUN!
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2008, 04:20:28 PM »

No regulation in terms of size for traps that collapse on the books to my knowledge.   Doesn't mean that the Crab Hawk doesn't suck, though.    ;-)
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2008, 05:14:29 PM »

 Grin A word from the worlds worse crabber,,,,,,, I like many on the site thought the crab hawk was of no use, thatwas until I became land bound in Florida. I noticed, while fishing from the bank of the creek,that I always had some thing pulling on my line and low and behold it turned out to be big jimmies pulling on the bait. It was pretty frustrating getting the crabs within sight only to have them drop off before you could net them.
  It became so frustrating, my brother in law purchased a couple over my Pooh poohing the item. I soon changed my mine when in one afternoon we caught 23 of those Jimmies from the bank. I guess all things have there place and time.
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2008, 08:07:06 PM »

NICE good going.  Wink
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