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« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2013, 08:05:28 AM »

i dont get how people can get all 'butthurt' on a forum talking to people they dont even know.  sortve cracks me up

Yeah... Kinda funny isnt it.. Lmao
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« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2013, 09:25:55 AM »

i actually have a feeling the crabs could care less one way or another what color the line or snood is...but it sure does make it easier for the crabber to see it in the water, especially muddied...and that could definitely help increase the catch by decreasing the number of 'd'ohs!'. 

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« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2013, 09:09:57 AM »

Did about 7 uns of 8 traps yesterday. Only trap that consistently had a crab was one with the red zip tie ; 6 runs in a row!!
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« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2013, 09:29:50 AM »

Had the same experience a couple years back. Harbor freight will have a rum on red zip ties;D;D;D;D;D
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« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2013, 02:03:15 PM »

So why arent all fishing lures the same color ? :/

Fishing lures are painted up to attract fishermen, not fish.  I jigged so many rockfish off my dock with a SS spoon and treble hook then anything else.  Then it snagged and I lost it.
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« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2013, 02:06:17 PM »

Look at crab potters, black, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and any combination of color.  If all the crab potters in the bay used a green pot, I'd say color matters, but they don't.  [Sam Hill] I used to have a pot of every color, didn't notice a difference.
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« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2013, 04:16:10 PM »

Look at crab potters, black, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and any combination of color.  If all the crab potters in the bay used a green pot, I'd say color matters, but they don't.  [Sam Hill] I used to have a pot of every color, didn't notice a difference.

If they are all empty it dosent really tell ya much. Lol
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« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2013, 04:17:00 PM »

Fishing lures are painted up to attract fishermen, not fish.  I jigged so many rockfish off my dock with a SS spoon and treble hook then anything else.  Then it snagged and I lost it.

Because silver mimics all the rockfishes food source colors ;$
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« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2013, 06:10:42 PM »

how about learning your facts.. Crabs have limited vision and find their food based on smell and touch.. like I said.. try doing some homework..


I can tell you from experience, crabs have VERY good eyesight. I can walk around my live box off of the pier and the crabs will be constantly looking up and backing away from where I'm moving. That's through 24" of water and another 8' - 10' of air. Try pulling up to a crab swimming on the surface from the front where it can see you and see how close you get before it goes down. Ever notice how the shadow of your boat affects the crabs on a trotline? Maybe you should try doing some ACTUAL homework through personal observation instead of relying on other sources.
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« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2013, 06:50:01 AM »

Stick your fingers in the basket. Don't think they are smelling then. Grin;D;D;D;D
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« Reply #50 on: August 04, 2013, 09:10:52 AM »

how about learning your facts.. Crabs have limited vision and find their food based on smell and touch.. like I said.. try doing some homework..


I can tell you from experience, crabs have VERY good eyesight. I can walk around my live box off of the pier and the crabs will be constantly looking up and backing away from where I'm moving. That's through 24" of water and another 8' - 10' of air. Try pulling up to a crab swimming on the surface from the front where it can see you and see how close you get before it goes down. Ever notice how the shadow of your boat affects the crabs on a trotline? Maybe you should try doing some ACTUAL homework through personal observation instead of relying on other sources.
having good eye site and seeing in color are 2 different things.  Did you know your family dog or cat, are color blind..
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« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2013, 09:19:31 AM »

 "Crabs have limited vision and find their food based on smell and touch."

Your words - not mine.
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« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2013, 09:27:07 AM »

having good eye site and seeing in color are 2 different things.  Did you know your family dog or cat, are color blind..
Not true.. I train CBR's to retrieve and part of the training is get them to only pickup the green dumbies....  Dogs only have 2 cones in their eye (i think thats what I remember anyway) limiting the color range they can see.  Cool
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« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2013, 11:28:46 AM »

"Crabs have limited vision and find their food based on smell and touch."

Your words - not mine.

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« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2013, 12:15:57 PM »

If they are all empty it dosent really tell ya much. Lol

Now that's funny stuff right there.    Grin
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