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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2009, 09:40:05 PM »

Thank you for the photos and explainatition. 

Any reason why a Maryland style would not also work ?  Do not know that much about stone crab.

Wire pots work. problem is turtles, inshore not to bad, offshore, loggerheads completly destroy wire traps( and some wood & plastic, though not as bad.) Also crabs tend to cling to wire, hard to shake out. Regular stone crab traps open lid and start pulling crabs out, much faster. We stone crab in west central Fl. in depths from 6' to 55' depending on water temp.,time of year, octopus chasing crabs, you never know. Stone crabs usually like hard bottom as long as the water is warm. As the water cools they go to mud to bury up after fronts. They also bury up to escape predators(octopus). We fish deeper water at start of season and move into shallower water in winter because shallow water warms up faster promting crabs to feed. The best time to bait traps is on a front, barometric pressure drops along with strong SW to NW winds stir the bottom up causing water to mud up. Stone crabs feed heavily during these times, and yes they do like to hide.
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2009, 07:16:57 AM »

Great stuff on stone crab fishin'  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2009, 09:06:48 AM »

Great stuff on stone crab fishin'  Wink
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2009, 09:16:10 AM »

Thank You AC.  A wonderful tutorial.
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2009, 12:06:54 PM »

No problem. Even though I also blue crab commercially, I had no idea of trotlines and such. I really enjoy this forum. Cool site. Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2009, 02:41:06 PM »

AC,

How many traps do you pull each day, and what is considered a good days catch? Do you judge your catch in pounds or each, as in claws? Do you have regular customers or do you sell on a first come first serve basis?

Thanks.....just curious.

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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2009, 05:00:20 PM »

AC,

How many traps do you pull each day, and what is considered a good days catch? Do you judge your catch in pounds or each, as in claws? Do you have regular customers or do you sell on a first come first serve basis?

Thanks.....just curious.

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I pull(with dual hyd. pullers and 3 crewmen) 800 to 1000 per day. A good catch is 1/2lb of claws per trap. On our opening(oct 15) we usually avg. 1lb per trap. Last season I had a couple of days when I caught 3lb plus per trap. I have never seen that in 19 yrs of crabbing and will probaly never see it again, but one can hope. Wink I sell all my claws to a fishouse, I buy my bait and fuel from them also, in return my dockage and storage for my traps and gear is free.  Grin I'll post some pics of working our gear in a few days.
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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2009, 06:08:36 PM »

Thanks AC, this is very interesting. Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2009, 09:48:12 PM »

waiting for some pics of you all working your gear. this is some pretty interesting stuff to me. you sound like a sraight forward guy! hope to see some soon. stay safe! Wink
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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2009, 07:14:07 AM »

Very interesting; thank you!
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« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2009, 09:55:40 AM »

neat stuff, thanks for sharing something a little different than most of are use to seeing / doing..? 
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« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2009, 04:42:45 PM »

you need to get mike rowe on your boat to do a show if he can do a blue crab show he can do a stone crab show that would be cool write him and tell him about your job hope to see it on the tv some time.
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« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2009, 07:52:46 PM »

yeah cause the crabbing portion of dirty jobs sucked and did no justice to trotlining
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« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2009, 03:17:25 PM »

yeah cause the crabbing portion of dirty jobs sucked and did no justice to trotlining
your absolutely right! they screwed that episode up.
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« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2009, 08:42:17 PM »

Great thread.   Very informative.

Unfortunately, it's just a matter of time until some shill shows up and talks about the stone crabs he snared using his trusty CRABHAWK~!    Grin
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« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2009, 10:46:56 AM »

have fun and good luck this season !!!
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« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2009, 11:11:48 AM »

thanks,good stuff
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