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« on: February 13, 2012, 01:18:05 PM »

So I've been thinking about this for a while now and I'd like to build a giant star trap. I don't see anything in the CT regulations limiting the size of a startrap but if I missed something pleas let me know. All the startraps I've seen come in 12 or 16 inches so I'm thinking I want at least 32" maybe even bigger. With 3 or 4 pieces of bait tied to a trap that size i can see it pulling up half a dozen crabs at a time. Any one ever try any thing like this or hear of it? Thoughts opinions?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 01:35:27 PM »

you wont catch that many more then in a small trap with the same baits or even a single bait..  plus its gonna be like pullin up a cinderblock...use more traps then bigger traps... jmo  tried it..used 3 ex-large traps for 3 weeks last year....caught 2 at one time but have caught 3 in a single baited trap so dispells that myth imo
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 02:30:46 PM »

I have a stretch on a local river that catches 3 and 4 regularly and i'm only using the normal 10 X 10 or 12 X 12 foxymates (not really sure of the size) with one peice of bunker or two 1 inch necks per trap.  I haven't crabbed long so maybe my experiance isn't the best but I think if the crabs are there you'll catch if they want food and they'll fit. If you're beating em off with a stcik go bigger if not i would say do whats normal.  You may pull more traps but it won't be as heavy or take up as much space.
 
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 02:33:58 PM »

you wont catch that many more then in a small trap with the same baits or even a single bait..  plus its gonna be like pullin up a cinderblock...use more traps then bigger traps... jmo  tried it..used 3 ex-large traps for 3 weeks last year....caught 2 at one time but have caught 3 in a single baited trap so dispells that myth imo

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 11:01:33 AM »

Thank you guys for the feedback. I am not too concerned about the weight or space because I would mostly use it from a bridge or dock that I can park fairly close to. I am new to crabbing last season being my first but I came up with this idea when I was using a startrap off a bridge in a shallow creek. I was watching  5 or 6 crabs fighting over the bait in my trap but they kept chasing each other out of the trap. I was trying to time my pull to get them all but only got 2 or 3. So if this is what is going on under the water what I'm thinking is with a bigger trap when I pull even the ones chased off the bait will hopefully be on the doors. Although I have pulled up 3 or 4 crabs in a standard size trap on a good day. I think with a larger trap this will be more common. If I can get the materials for a good price I might start an experimental one next month. It cant hurt to see what happens.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 12:25:23 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 10:39:35 PM »

I think cutting down a beanstalk is your best bet, but that's just my opinion... laugh laugh laugh
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