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« on: April 11, 2010, 11:53:44 PM »

How big is the biggest crab that you have ever caught Huh??
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 12:14:00 AM »

8 1/4" on the Nanticoke the season before last.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 07:43:32 AM »

8 5/8 last year on the chester
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 10:10:19 AM »

8 3/4  on the Tred.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 02:01:52 PM »

9 1/4  he has been in my freezer for almost 10 yrs Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 02:07:40 PM »

Aahh...brings back memories of the old "Gordon's of Orleans St." in Baltimore where just 2 or 3 of their largest crabs was a meal!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 01:40:42 PM »

Haven't posted here in a while.

My wife and I used to live just south of Baltimore, Maryland.  We moved to Florida a little over a year ago.  We love it here.  However back in the 80's we bought crabs all the time and quite often I'd keep the biggest in the bunch and measure it.  I frequently measured crabs that were over 9 inches.  The biggest that I recall was 9 1/4 point to point.  Sometimes when a crab was that big and muddy it was actually hard to crack the shell of the claws with the little wooden hammers and I'd have to use a metal butter knife.

Unfortunately it's been quite a while since I've had ones that size.  I've seen some for sale that were quite close but for the last 8 or 9 years the price has simply kept me from buying them.  At anywhere from $79 to $110 a dozen I can't afford them and have to settle for the smaller ones.

Now we're just northwest of Tampa and they're actually hard to find here and I haven't seen that many big ones.  A few weeks ago I lucked into some large ones and kept a shell that measures 8 inches.  I was happy to find some that big!

Sorry to ramble here.  You all take care.

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2010, 10:24:38 PM »

.....9 1/8... Mounted on my wall....Thanks TAT....  Smiley...7/31/08..Wye River
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 08:03:12 AM »

And the search for a 10" crab continues...  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 08:52:06 AM »

Yes it is never ending .  Undecided
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2010, 03:57:41 PM »

And the search for a 10" crab continues...  Smiley

Maybe this season, last year was good with some big crabs but nothing even over 9 (at least not in the contest.  Maybe some of those big guys that escaped last season will hit the 10 inch mark.  Grin

Of by the way, only 8 1/4 for me.  Betting that will get surpassed this year.
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2010, 05:48:44 PM »

hope so . good luck . maby some one will pull in that 10 inch crab.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2010, 06:32:38 PM »

A 10'' crab is HUGE.  That is as big as the wheel on my winder.  If I catch a crab that big, I'll need one of them things the dog catcher's use.
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2010, 07:11:19 PM »

And the search for a 10" crab continues...  Smiley


Hear tell they catch em in La on a regular basis..... laugh laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2010, 07:29:15 PM »

Yea, Right  Undecided laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2010, 02:06:04 PM »

I caught a 8 5/8" crab last June from a seawall on Sanibel Island. It may be time to try that spot again SOON !!
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2010, 04:56:17 PM »

My biggest was 8 5/8" from the GP....I had one in a trap in LA 1 time but it crawled out of the trapright at the last second it was close to 12" maybe 13".... laugh laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2010, 08:43:13 AM »

We haven't had much of a weeziana 10" talkin' crabs for a while. Wonder where he/she/they are. laugh laugh
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