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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2013, 12:01:52 AM »

1981 my dad and I had 8 bushels in 5 hours. We crabbed out of a 14' v bottom aluminum Appleby powered by a 15 HP Evenrude tiller. We ran a 1,000 footer baited every three feet with salted eel. Crab Alley Eastern Bay. One of the best times of my life with my dad.
Good ol crab alley. I bet you guys were working. I worked on a buddies comm boat a couple years ago in eastern bay. We ran 4000 foot of line with a auto dipper. We caught I don't know how many bushels. I could hardly keep up culling.
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2013, 12:11:10 AM »

The best crab catches i've had are any trips I get to take with my sons and wife.  Never matters how many we catch we always have a great time.  I know I won't be able to do it forever so I'll always remember these days crabbing with them as some of my best crabbing days ever.
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2013, 01:23:25 AM »

Think it was 1987 or 88, solo trip on Barnegat Bay, near the Toms River. Started with 6 handlines and quickly cut back to 4, because every single time I checked a line there was at least 1 crab on it. Filled a bushel in about 1.5 hours and was so excited I then filled up a decent sized cooler in about another 1.5 hours. It wasn't until the cooler was full, that reality set in and I realized I was way over the legal limit! Another time in the early 1990's, went with my brother, to a small creek in the Great Bay, Mullica River area. Used 6 handlines and got 2 full bushels, in about 3-4 hours. Those were the 2 best days, number wise. Best quality catch, was probably last June, on the Navesink River, with my brother-in-law. Don't remember the exact count, but almost every crab was 6"+ and full. Probably not a big deal in MD, but rarely catch that many #1's in NJ.
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2013, 07:45:23 PM »

                  Very nice  Cool  Is that in Joisey?   Grin

Yes, except in this part of the state no one talks like that.
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2013, 09:54:52 PM »

2011, it was the 4th of July weekend, 8 bushel in 3 hours,  3 were sooks( I have a cb9) and the rest were mixed males, I was runnin 3600' in the Patapsco and called my dad about 6 am to meet me at the ramp to cull for me, thankfully I brought 2 extra lines baited and ready! The day before I caught 5 in 2 hrs by myself and broke my throttle cable and made the last 2 runs in reverse! And made it back to the ramp in reverse.
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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2013, 10:31:12 PM »

2011, it was the 4th of July weekend, 8 bushel in 3 hours,  3 were sooks( I have a cb9) and the rest were mixed males, I was runnin 3600' in the Patapsco and called my dad about 6 am to meet me at the ramp to cull for me, thankfully I brought 2 extra lines baited and ready! The day before I caught 5 in 2 hrs by myself and broke my throttle cable and made the last 2 runs in reverse! And made it back to the ramp in reverse.

That was a good weekend!! Crabbed for a party and we killed them as well!!
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2013, 05:05:43 AM »

Crabs were so thick that weekend, and when I went out that Tues to run line again I believe I only caught about a bushel.it was like someone turned the crab faucet off
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2013, 05:48:12 AM »

I remember that year. Wasn't any record for me, but the week before 4th of July weekend was a really good week.
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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2013, 06:49:31 AM »

Yes, except in this part of the state no one talks like that.
Exactly, unless you are Italian and a transplant from New York City no one talks like that anywhere. Heh, it is even in the Urban Dictionary, "Joisey Accent".

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"The "Jersey" accent, which only the Italians living very close to New York actually have, yet is misconstruded to represent the whole state."

I am going to add this to my signature.  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2013, 06:11:26 PM »

4 consecutive weekend 10 gallon sportman limits of large mostly male crabs taken from mosquito ditches around the skeeter lagoon and Indian river lagoon the year after the triple hurricanes. We had many more limits of huge crabs that year. Water levels in the ditches are key for great years or horrible years here.

The best part is my wife help me catch most of them on he lines.
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« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2013, 10:41:06 PM »

My best crab catch was the single 2 inch crab I rescued from a plastic container when I was about 5 or 6 years old. It was in Wilson Point. All the older kids got to go swim in the deeper water. I was wading in the shallows and found the crab. I took it up to the grown ups and they cut open the container and we set it free. That was way cooler than anything the older kids did that day. Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2013, 11:01:07 PM »

Forgot about 2 bush in 2.5 hrs last year at the Wye party.. Starting at noon and had 3/4 basket on the first run.. Will be hard to top that one this year.
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« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2013, 10:37:55 PM »

Got my best (so far)  and first crab catch this week on the Outer Banks of NC. Chicken necking off a dock and had a blast. No keepers but it was a blast. I'm hooked,
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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2013, 09:25:14 AM »

Have had a lot of good daysout there,probably the most impressive was about 5 years ago.Wye river around Halloween in the afternoon,caught 42 monster crabs.They where in the 8 to 83/4 inch range and as thick as could be.The crabs where so impressive I wanted to go back the next day just to catch more and let them go.
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2013, 09:29:45 AM »

Thats world record catch right there !!im jealous !!
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2013, 09:20:14 PM »

My best day ever was in October about 5 years ago after hunting. I was coming home from early muzzleloader and went crabbing on the way home. Caught a bushel in under 2 hours with 17 hand lines.  My next best day was with my cousin. We caught a bushel with 17 hand lines in a little over 2 hours. My wife asked me why we where home so soon. I open up the cooler and saw we caught out limit. That was like 3 years ago. I have also caught a bushel with 30 traps in about 3 hours 2 times last year. All from the same place from the shore. All I will say is its near Cambridge.  Grin
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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2013, 09:27:52 PM »

October '08 on the Bush river.  2 bushel in about an hour and 40 minutes. All big black giants!!! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2013, 08:16:03 AM »

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« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2013, 08:29:43 AM »

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Oh, de crab, he taste so fine.
Yuh catch 'um wid a neck an' a line.
Bile de water 'til 'e good 'n hot.
Den eat de crab strait from 'de pot.

Oh, de beer, he taste so chilly.
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« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2013, 07:31:23 AM »

Fall of 87 had two 2,500 foot lines. The sooks were 4 to a bait. Six passes down each line had 72 bushels of sooks. They had to be two foot deep.
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