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« on: June 22, 2009, 11:26:02 PM »

My kid bought a crabbing rig off the computer which you attach to a fishing pole and reel in crabs.  Does any1 ever use it.  I'm not sure if this thing works.  If any1 does good with it or anything else i need to know about them please tell me. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 03:37:03 AM »

heard of it.. thought of buying it once.. but at 20$ a trap its kinda a waste, plus you'd need a lot of poles(and traps) to make it any useful.. i'll just be stickin to traps (and soon to come pots).. but whatever floats your boat(water?)  laugh  all in all.. i'd recommend sticking to traps
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 08:10:14 AM »

My kid bought a crabbing rig off the computer which you attach to a fishing pole and reel in crabs.  Does any1 ever use it.  I'm not sure if this thing works.  If any1 does good with it or anything else i need to know about them please tell me. 

I believe the device of which you speak is called  "The Crab Hawk"  if you search on here using that text you should find discussion on it. MHO of it is Yes it can catch crabs, but will it - plus there are many better and cheaper options available.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 09:54:16 AM »

It sucks.   People shill on here all the time for it, especially new posters.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 10:16:32 AM »

well in the deleware bay we catch crabs on our poles. september while anchored for weakies or whatever we will catch a dozen or so .
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 08:36:21 AM »

Those are incidental catches.     Surely if you are anchored up and looking to catch crabs, dropping some traps over the side and checking them in-between casts would be far more efficient and effective.
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 12:22:55 PM »

Oh boy, the crab hawk is back.  laugh laugh laugh

Walter, that device will catch crabs.  The problem is any old regular crab trap that you can buy from walmart for 5 dollars, will catch alot more crab, in alot less time, with way less effort. Plus you dont have to deal with reels jamming, fishing line getting tangled, or casting to the wrong spot. With regular traps, you just drop, wait, then pull. Simple. Thats is why it is a great activity for kids of all ages, there is very little skill involved.

They market that product very well, but honestly, a 4 year old with a box trap will out catch a grown man with a crab hawk.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 12:59:34 PM »

Why buy a "crab-hawk". Me and my brother have "crabbed" with our standard spinning gear for more years then I care to mention. We tie a hook from one of those cheap metal stringers to the end of our lines, add just enough weight to hit bottom, bait up with a neck or cut bunker then cast and slowly retrieve or just place the rod in a holder and wait for a pickup. Keep in mind this method is not going to outproduce your standard types of crabbing but it is a challange landing big bluepoints on a rod. We always bring a rod or two and set them out while handlining. Oh yeah, you need a dipnet to land them. (CAVEAT) In Jersey this method is legal, be carefull in Md. waters. I was stopped by the law in Md. the officer scratched his head and agreed I was not fishing but I am not sure what the book states. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 01:46:31 PM »

Why buy a "crab-hawk". Me and my brother have "crabbed" with our standard spinning gear for more years then I care to mention. We tie a hook from one of those cheap metal stringers to the end of our lines, add just enough weight to hit bottom, bait up with a neck or cut bunker then cast and slowly retrieve or just place the rod in a holder and wait for a pickup. Keep in mind this method is not going to outproduce your standard types of crabbing but it is a challange landing big bluepoints on a rod. We always bring a rod or two and set them out while handlining. Oh yeah, you need a dipnet to land them. (CAVEAT) In Jersey this method is legal, be carefull in Md. waters. I was stopped by the law in Md. the officer scratched his head and agreed I was not fishing but I am not sure what the book states.  
Thats a good idea, thanks for sharing idea2 Will have to try a modified version of that in NJ.
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