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« on: November 09, 2008, 02:30:32 AM »

One of very best crabbing days I ever had, was on a not so nice weather day. Had planned a solo weekday trip and when the day came, there was a light rain falling. Decided to drive 60 miles, to Bayville NJ anyway. When I got there, almost decided not to rent a boat, as the weather wasn't any better, but since I had driven all the way down, went out anyway. Glad I did! Only saw 2 other boats on the bay and no one near me. Could not keep up with 6 handlines, so had to cut down to 4, and every time I pulled on a line, there was a crab (or 2), tugging back. The rain stopped after 2 hours, but the crabs kept biting. I filled up the bucket I had brought and then my cooler. Then started throwing crabs into the bottom of the boat, before realizing that I had way more than my limit. Had to throw several back, but caught 178 keepers in a little more than 3 hours.  Anybody else have a great crabbing day on a not so great weather day?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 02:42:26 AM »

Thats a great day , WTG , nice report.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 08:57:18 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 09:07:10 AM »



     You did this with only hand lines,wow thats the way it use to be 40 years ago, when i would rent a boat and hand line and,  also catch a lot of crabs  Grin Grin Grin Grin

Now i only use traps  Grin Grin Grin the most crabs i caught in one day were 134 and that was this year laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 02:48:35 PM »

That's an amazing day on the water. That works out to 1 crab every minute on handlines. They must have been really shallow. Great catch.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 07:49:26 PM »

That's an amazing day on the water. That works out to 1 crab every minute on handlines. They must have been really shallow. Great catch.

I don't think I've ever averaged a crab a minute running a trot line over three hours let alone pulling 4 hand lines.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 12:43:00 AM »

Depth was about 5'. Almost every time I pulled a line, there was a crab on it, and several times 2 crabs. Had 2 other trips, handlining, where I caught just about 200 crabs, but those times were with a couple other guys and a couple more hours of crabbing. Had plenty of very good catches, handlining, but that 1 day was crazy good.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 12:47:04 AM »

Sounds like good eat'in too me.
Glad you had too throw some back.
Nice catch.
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