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« on: April 03, 2013, 08:38:08 PM »

In OBX over Easter weekend, no crabs at the usual spots (Billy's & Crabby Fries, which is now Outer Banks Chef"s kitchen and similar take out place)
Did see a lot of crab debris on the beach in KDH, and met another connection at Black Pelican...can't wait for July 4th !!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 09:58:19 PM »

All the guys I'm talking to in SE NC are saying only 1 of 8 are legal yet. Waiting to put my pots in for a few weeks yet.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 07:21:40 AM »

Things should start picking up here again next week.............These 30-40 degree night have killed our early spring crabbing.............Temp in the upper 60's and lows in the 50's will kickstart it....NEXT WEEK  "APRIL 10th 2013".........I HOPE... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 08:13:57 AM »

Please put the date, mm/day/year, in the "Subject" of reports.  That will help everyone searching for current reports.  Thanks, The Management......
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 08:57:35 AM »

Fronts here are killing us too.  NW winds blow the water out.  Most of the boats are sitting on the bottom and the ones that can get out can't get to their traps because of the low tides.  Things don't look good for Lk Pontchartrain.  Outlook looks real bad.  Good crabs fell off to nothing.  Not worth it for me to go out.  I'm going to start  picking up on Friday.

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 09:56:01 AM »

You think you guys got problems. The past 2 night at my house were 25 degrees. Fronts? We got lots of them also. Im starting to think it will be the 4th of July by the time i get crabbing  Embarassed
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 12:16:36 PM »

Please put the date, mm/day/year, in the "Subject" of reports.  That will help everyone searching for current reports.  Thanks, The Management......

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 05:38:18 PM »

Temps are picking up. I was on the ICW where my pots go in 2 days ago-- water temp 52.6. I'll be back on the water Monday to see the temps-- pots are ready, bait in the freezer, boat loaded with gas.... probably 2 weeks
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 08:03:30 AM »

Things should start picking up here again next week.............These 30-40 degree night have killed our early spring crabbing.............Temp in the upper 60's and lows in the 50's will kickstart it....NEXT WEEK  "APRIL 10th 2013".........I HOPE... Wink

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 11:27:49 AM »

Can I hold you to that?  Grin




SURE...........It'll be better than last week...Just set your pots.. Wink
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2013, 02:24:02 PM »

Warmed up end of March, kids caught 2 boxes off of around 200 pots, then cold snap, down to 1/2 box. This week should be a turn around with temps in mid to upper 70's n night temps in 60's. On downside, have to wait for first real crab shed on full moon and see what happens after that.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 12:36:33 PM »

Noob Question: Is it all about water temp jump starting crabbing ?    If so what is the temp that gets them going ?


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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 04:49:45 PM »

Noob Question: Is it all about water temp jump starting crabbing ?    If so what is the temp that gets them going ?


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50 degrees gets em hungry........52 and your in business... Wink
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 09:48:53 PM »

Thanks for the quick answer  Cool
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2013, 02:29:41 PM »

Is anyone having any luck catching crabs yet ?     I found a site saying the water temp in Currituck and Albemarle sound is only 48 F, is it really that cold ?     I figured it would be above 52 by now   grrrrr

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.086840909511004&lon=-75.79055786132812

Anyone have any good sites to keep a check on water temp and tides ?  Thanks.

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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2013, 04:19:19 PM »

Is anyone having any luck catching crabs yet ?     I found a site saying the water temp in Currituck and Albemarle sound is only 48 F, is it really that cold ?     I figured it would be above 52 by now   grrrrr

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.086840909511004&lon=-75.79055786132812

Anyone have any good sites to keep a check on water temp and tides ?  Thanks.

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That is the water temp at the Duck Pier, the ocean.



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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2013, 07:51:59 PM »

Water is warming fast but--- I put 2 pots out Wednesday. Picked them up today-- not as many to make it worth while even if there were far fewer small throw backs. May 1st no matter what...
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