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« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2006, 09:47:18 PM »

How is the crabbing in the Daytona/New Smyrna area?  What do you use for bait down there?  I'm used to using fluke in NJ.
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« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2006, 11:59:25 PM »

Nice picture. Wink Wink Wink
Sorry to hear about your bad experiences in Florida. I'm a Maryland native, and it's true things are different here........but here's a cooler of Gulf of Mexico crabs Grin.
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2006, 05:01:10 AM »

How is the crabbing in the Daytona/New Smyrna area?  What do you use for bait down there?  I'm used to using fluke in NJ.
They should be catchin crabs over there, chicken and bunkers are what most use,fluke or flounder is probaly the best crab bait there is
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« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2006, 06:51:57 AM »

I've sold 800 lbs. a week for the last month and a half to a trucker from Ga. and he told me...... every last one was going to Maryland.....Gotta love them Florida Crabs!!!
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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2006, 07:47:36 AM »

Took the grandkids crabbing last Thursday off a pier in the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach. Caught almost 5 dozen in 90 minutes using only 5 topless traps.  Mostly of the catch was small to medium females. Cool Cool Cool Cool
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« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2006, 01:21:14 PM »

Nice! Enjoy the crabs. Smiley Be down there next in October.
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« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2006, 09:08:24 PM »

What size do they need to be in FL?

NJ is 4.5".

And yeah, fluke ROCKS.  Guess I need to stock up and bring it with me somehow.  Grin
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« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2006, 10:44:02 PM »

Chiefcrab,

I'm a retailer out of Ga and I get the same talk from customers.  My crabbers ship over 10,000 lbs to MD weekly for distribution.  And all day I get people from maryland who claim all kinds of crazy things.  I just smile and say "So your total is $... cash or credit?"

cause if you are like me....a real crab-eater....then you eat crabs...plain and simple Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2006, 03:31:05 PM »

Here on Georgia's coast our crabs are big and beautiful. I caught and ate two bushels of steamed crabs. Oh! My neighbor sends 30,000 lbs. a week to Maryland disguised as Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs. He laughs all the way to the bank. laugh
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« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2006, 11:44:10 AM »

Where is your crab house?  I may want to buy them if I can't catch them!
Anyone in central Florida know a good place to buy them?  I would really love to know!
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How funny this is! I run a crab house in Florida and the suppliers I use ship over 4000 lbs. of crabs everyday to Maryland crab houses. I have to ship mine in from N.O. because the local suppliers are committed to Md. crabhouses since they pay higher prices. The independent guys around here are unreliable and only seem to go crabbing when they need rent money.

I've been in this business for 12 years and I can assure you any crabhouse in MD. open year round are getting their crabs from Florida/Georgia or the gulf coast and not the Chesapeake.
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« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2006, 10:05:48 PM »

What size do they need to be in FL?

NJ is 4.5".

No size limit down here. Granted there ain't much meat in a small crab, but the reasoning behind it is that we use small (dollar coin size) crabs for bait for different species, including permit, tarpon, etc. And for some reason the "bag limit" is 10 gallons down here.....guess they never heard of bushels down here.....LOL
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« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2006, 10:35:18 PM »

No size limit down here. Granted there ain't much meat in a small crab, but the reasoning behind it is that we use small (dollar coin size) crabs for bait for different species, including permit, tarpon, etc. And for some reason the "bag limit" is 10 gallons down here.....guess they never heard of bushels down here.....LOL
There is a 5 in size limit on Commercial harvest
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« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2006, 01:36:04 PM »

There is a 5 in size limit on Commercial harvest

Never heard of that, but I have never looked into the comm regs. If that is correct, then I wonder how they get around that size limit so they can harvest the boat size crabs?
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« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2006, 08:06:33 PM »

well im from md and buy crabs for a living so if any of you know anyone looking to sell some southern crabs mail me or call 443-366-5173 be glad to buy some and to answer all of yous questions jo and beer are equalizers of all types of crabs then size really does matter after that lol
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