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« on: October 29, 2013, 07:59:25 PM »

MY GRADE IS A C+ WITH WELL OVER 100 BUSHELS!
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 08:07:10 PM »

Only caught 18 but with a little one this year i didnt get out as much as i want. I give it a b+ until sept when it died off in my spots. Quality was outstanding for me all year. Hope to get out 30-40 trips next year. Yea. I told her ill " make money" Smiley lol
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 08:53:32 PM »

I give this trend a "D" for incorrect placement laugh. I would say this year was a B. The quality was really good. Didn't see a lot of doublers this year for some reason. Pier crabbing gets a F. Horrible year at my pier. Hardly did any handlining because of that.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 09:32:10 PM »

Grade of "D" from May-August,at least on eastern shore,then a grade of "B-" from Sept.- 2 weeks ago. Not many small crabs or mass amounts of sooks this year,but quality/size were decent!  We need grass to grow in the bay again to bring things back!
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 09:48:17 PM »

MY GRADE IS A C+ WITH WELL OVER 100 BUSHELS!
averaged about 2 bushel a day, 5 days a week.  not very good but not to bad for not being any crabs in the wye.  STOP THE CLAMMING!
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 10:18:37 PM »

Since I'm a 2 state crabber,I give it 2 grades C in Md ,A in De,I really didn't hit md enough this year though,gotta try and get there more next season I don't want to lose more stuff in De than I do in Md,it's just not fair
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013, 10:37:02 PM »

only got out twice this year . 1 time in MD = 1 bushel and once in NJ = 2 bushels . so it was good for me
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 11:26:07 PM »

The crabbing was good but the company sucked...
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 12:08:55 AM »

This was without a doubt the worst year crabbing I have ever experienced.

I am an educated person but cannot pretend to understand the fisheries management required to turn this around.

One can only hope that the smartest folks from all user groups will put forth some meaningful suggestions to allow this tradition to persevere.

Good luck everyone and God bless.

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 07:56:59 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013, 07:59:59 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013, 08:17:43 AM »

The worst in thirty years of crabbing.
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2013, 08:52:48 AM »

I give it a C+ with a qualification. Crabs were of excellent quality, but you had to work for them to get any quantity. What is really concerning was the total lack of small crabs and, at least for me, the lack of sooks during the fall "run". I have a bad feeling about next year.
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2013, 09:40:42 AM »

The crabbing was good but the company sucked...
Man, whatta brick that one is!!!
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2013, 09:56:45 AM »

I would say the worse I have seen in the 29 years I have crabbed....  weather didn't help.  didn't get out about half the normal amount of trips 8 total vs 16 or so for the year.... got a flat basket 1 trip other than that 3/4 was about the average catch all the other trips... areas I normally crabbed never had crabs and very few small crab....  Piles of sooks this year more than I recall on other years .. but size of the crabs I did catch were very nice so decent Quality, just not numbers or took alot longer to catch.... but it stil beat being at work.. but at times it wasn't worth the costs in gas for boat and truck, tolls, and bait etc.....  I ended up buying crabs three times this year.....  which I usually never do....  except maybe a basket basket from Gene when the crabbing is done up here when he makes his fall runs up from NC..... but this year bought a couple dozen twice and a bushel once during July and August....
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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2013, 10:17:34 AM »

It was a disapointing year for me.  Not sure what grade I should give it since I didn't really make it out much.  When I did go the catches were slightly below my norm but the size was pretty decent.

I'll take a mild winter with a white XMAS and a snow event mid february, then a nice warm up for spring.  Hopefully an uneventful winter weather wise and warm temps will help the crabs grow and rebound for next season and we can all give next year A+ ratings
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2013, 10:30:49 AM »

 Worst i've seen in ten years E.
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2013, 10:43:07 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 10:46:12 AM »

C+.....

1 lost net....
1 powerpack replaced on motor.

However 25+ bushels, more than 1 bushel avg per trip.
Another year crabbing with my Dad (who should be dead with only 1/2 a heart that works) and Son.
My son got his boating license.

And got to crab with crabman on his boat. (that is what dropped it to a C+)

And finally met Rapp, Fishing Tom, Headbanger, Cullermagic and

OH YEAH 8 1/2" crab that I am picking up from Tattoo on Sunday....  Mount pictures coming this weekend

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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2013, 11:32:26 AM »

Maryland F_  South Jersey[ Delaware bay side] A+A+A+A+A+A+   guitarist drummer guitarist sunny. bushelled out every time . hundreds of throw backs everytime . great sign for 2014. no boat traffic no irritating jet skis .
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