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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2013, 11:41:30 AM »

Worst i've seen in ten years E.


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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2013, 12:35:23 PM »

Been crabbing since the '70's and this was as bad a season as I've seen, particularly with quantity. That being said, what we did catch seemed to be consistently large and full. Like some others have said we didn't see a lot of doublers or small crabs. So probably a C-. Hope things are better next season.
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« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2013, 12:55:48 PM »

Toms River area.. Early in the season, March-May I give it an F... June-July and A... August-October a C
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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2013, 01:05:25 PM »

For sheer volume of days on the water: A (Got out 22 times this year)

For quality of crabs caught: A

For quantity of crabs caught: D

Overall score for the season: D (Would've given it a C-, but I didn't get to watch Rapp lose anything all season, and not a single sighting of crabman all season).  Grin
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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.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
Washin' down 'de crab an' butter.
If I doesn't fall down, I'll 'ave anudder.
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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2013, 01:08:23 PM »

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.
LC.

The crabs will always fool the scientists.  Just because many did not catch does not mean that the crabs aren't there.
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This is how it's going to go.  After I kick your A$$ i'm going to run you through the wood chipper and put you in containers in the freezer to use in my crab pots!  The really sad part?  You let an old man kick your A$$!!!

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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2013, 01:18:57 PM »

For sheer volume of days on the water: A (Got out 22 times this year)

For quality of crabs caught: A

For quantity of crabs caught: D

Overall score for the season: D (Would've given it a C-, but I didn't get to watch Rapp lose anything all season, and not a single sighting of crabman all season).  Grin
I missed crabbing with you this season also Mike,we'll have to make sure we get out together next year so I can watch you do all the work(I'll conveniently forget my winder) and you can watch me lose stuff,plus take the biggest crabs Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2013, 05:05:48 PM »

I can't wait!  laugh laugh
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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.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
Washin' down 'de crab an' butter.
If I doesn't fall down, I'll 'ave anudder.
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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2013, 06:16:36 PM »

A for quality
D for quantity

I pier crab and there were very few throwbacks.  It was either quality mumbo or nothing.  This was the year of the empty trap with a mumbo every 30 pulls.
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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2013, 06:38:52 PM »

D+ couple good days to many not so good ones
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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2013, 07:21:53 PM »

Comparing to other years when I was able to invite friends over to party and eat crabs this year was an F. After first trip of sharing 18 crabs and reading the bad reports it was a bad year and better to buy crabs than go out and try to catch them. I did have some very large crabs this year even some that I have bought have been outstanding.  I caught a nice half bushel best trip out this year but I was only able to make 5 trips. That was my worst trip last year and I was pretty upset about it. This year I was tickled.
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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2013, 07:37:35 PM »

JMO...  We need a total ban on crabbing.  And a total ban of out of state crabbers in the Chesapeake Bay.  There is NO WAY that the Bay can provide crabs to crabbers from all the Northeast States. Undecided
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« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2013, 07:50:46 PM »

JMO...  We need a total ban on crabbing.  And a total ban of out of state crabbers in the Chesapeake Bay.  There is NO WAY that the Bay can provide crabs to crabbers from all the Northeast States. Undecided
I have to agree,before you know it there will be no crabs in Md,just like Va
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« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2013, 08:11:33 PM »

The SINK stunk..Did not hit it once..Tons of bad reports
 The Shews with Gary was a decent catch
 South Jersey early season with Kevin great..
 Delaware with Frank GREAT
 Maryland at the Wye party with Capt.Al. Kevin,Keary Bob and me was GREAT

   
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« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2013, 08:19:44 PM »

A+  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2013, 08:24:05 PM »

A+  Smiley
God Bless you Ed,you're such an optimist  thumbsup thumbsup
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« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2013, 08:36:55 PM »

i'll give south jersey a b. maybe twice did I not come home w/o 3/4 of a basket or more and size was good too for jersey.
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« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2013, 11:00:16 PM »

JMO...  We need a total ban on crabbing.  And a total ban of out of state crabbers in the Chesapeake Bay.  There is NO WAY that the Bay can provide crabs to crabbers from all the Northeast States. Undecided

Agree with that notion to a certain degree, a one year moratorium would do wonders in my non-scientific opinion. The critters only have a three-three and a half year life span after all.

The out of state crabber comments are a bit counter intuitive in my mind though.

Enjoying the resources of the bay is a regional activity as opposed to a state vs state pursuit.

For example my lineage started in Virginia in the 1700's, moved around according to opportunity, and many ended up working in various mills in Maryland.

If we want to exclude "out of staters" from our traditions, we would need to have a start date, as a lot of lower Eastern Shore residents are descendants of force labored oyster boat workers kicked off of boats before they were paid.

I understand the territorial feelings, but we need to consider all of the stakeholders positions before placing a formal opinion.

In my opinion that is!   laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2013, 06:06:08 AM »

i'll give south jersey a b. maybe twice did I not come home w/o 3/4 of a basket or more and size was good too for jersey.

and one of those two times SOMEBODY came home with 3/4 bushel.  furious3
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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.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
Washin' down 'de crab an' butter.
If I doesn't fall down, I'll 'ave anudder.
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« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2013, 06:11:32 AM »

JMO...  We need a total ban on crabbing.  And a total ban of out of state crabbers in the Chesapeake Bay.  There is NO WAY that the Bay can provide crabs to crabbers from all the Northeast States. Undecided

Very surprised and disappointed that a moderator on this forum would make such a statement.  mean
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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.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
Washin' down 'de crab an' butter.
If I doesn't fall down, I'll 'ave anudder.
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« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2013, 06:16:44 AM »

 Md needs to change it's rec catch limit to 1 bu per boat, this will reduce the male catch which is where the pressure is so high. This would also IMO reduce the number of out of state pressure as they might go to places like delaware and other states that have more liberal catch limits. Closing the seasin would devistate md 's and Va econmy and they only live 3-5 years and are not like rockfish who live 25 years or more.
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