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« on: March 24, 2009, 07:00:07 PM »

i will be fishing the black drum championship in cape charles va, i am going to get there a day early and was wondering if it would be worth taking the trot line? i would need to catch enough for four people anyone tried it that early down there? thanks
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 09:56:51 PM »

Check the water temp. If the water is warm enough then go for it. If it is to cold they will let go. I'm not sure of the temp's that trotlineing is ideal for another member will have to help you on that one. Happy crabbing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 02:04:26 AM »

i will be fishing the black drum championship in cape charles va, i am going to get there a day early and was wondering if it would be worth taking the trot line? i would need to catch enough for four people anyone tried it that early down there? thanks
Not sure which state Sparrows Point is in. In VA. you can only keep one bushel (per boat, not per person) while crabbing from a boat with your rec lic. So if you four are big eaters you may be still hungry at the end of dinner.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 06:45:28 AM »

a bushel would be plenty. the earliest i have ever tried was the choptank on may 5 2 years ago ended with 14 crabs after a few hours i was just qurious on peoples thoughts
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 07:26:33 AM »

We should be well into crabbing by May 15th.  That date should be dang close to the first peeler run.  You'll need a VA trotline license and can only use 300 feet.. Oh Yeah, BTW, There are NO crabs in VA...  Wink Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 11:07:10 AM »

 no GOOD crabs in VA
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 11:21:51 AM »

no GOOD crabs in VA
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 06:32:46 PM »

We should be well into crabbing by May 15th.  That date should be dang close to the first peeler run.  You'll need a VA trotline license and can only use 300 feet.. Oh Yeah, BTW, There are NO crabs in VA...  Wink Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 07:32:29 PM »

so va crabbers do you think its possible to catch a bushel on 300ft of trot line in the cape charles area may 15? 300ft.... i think i have seen hand lines near that length..lol just wandering if it s worth my while to bring line,floats,steamer, or just to go ahead and fish the extra day thanks for the input
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009, 09:07:48 PM »

Hey Dude. Not familiar w/ VA but 300ft limit and the hassle to drag it along? Best bet to buy off a comm for 50$ since you'll be on the water anyway..
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2009, 04:04:33 AM »

Hey Dude. Not familiar w/ VA but 300ft limit and the hassle to drag it along? Best bet to buy off a comm for 50$ since you'll be on the water anyway..
Best bet would be to buy a half bushel, case of the cold ones, kick back on the beach and enjoy the day.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009, 07:10:28 AM »

yeah i am leaning that way. thanks
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2009, 07:12:57 AM »

Best bet would be to buy a half bushel, case of the cold ones, kick back on the beach and enjoy the day.
Now that sounds like a good idea. Will give you more time to relax , and you could get in a little fishing . to . Wink
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