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« on: March 05, 2015, 10:21:16 AM »

What do you all do for legal pot buoys? I am basically lazy and cheap which maybe applies to a lot of crab people Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 01:00:35 PM »

I go to CoFish International in Sneads Ferry and buy their 2nds.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 06:01:51 PM »

Here in NJ 5"x11" buoys are only $4.25 each    seagear  Not worth making any  Put in the neck of the woods I crab in the back creeks  You will see the a piece of fire wood with a hole drilled though it and a branch stuck in to make a buoys 
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 08:12:44 PM »

Mayo's Commercial Fishing supply in Scranton, think full buoy is $3 each, just cut them in half is all you'll need. Just remember however they'll need to be hot pink for RCGL etc.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 07:00:04 AM »

We've always used a half bouy on ours, and painted a stripe on em
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 10:40:18 AM »

Buoys are diced-up floats but too small and near impossible to see with waves.  Even little 1 footers.   Easy to lose traps that way.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 12:27:14 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 07:45:26 PM »

You guys are replying to a question from 2015.  As fast as we are, my guess is he has figured it out.
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2018, 11:36:02 AM »

Its a discussion.  Buoy design requires some thought.  And can always improve because things change and we adapt to make better.

I like little floats as I stack my traps.  That store better.  Spray them orange if not already that color.   And I clip on a large orange colored bullet float to the end traps in a string.  With a little wind and waves the smaller floats, even orange, will be hard to pick. 

A friend jams a 10 foot section of white PVC tubing in the bottom to make the end traps on his string.





You guys are replying to a question from 2015.  As fast as we are, my guess is he has figured it out.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018, 09:25:06 PM »

As lame as it sounds, i was going to put a pipe or something through one of mine to mark that end pot.  I was only doing it because I cant see the last pot in a 5 pot string. The reason I didnt do it was I had a problem. The problem is my number 5 sometimes ends up in the 4 or 3 spot if I move things.  Too much to think about. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2018, 02:15:45 PM »

Yea they bunch up with the tide and toss back delays.


As lame as it sounds, i was going to put a pipe or something through one of mine to mark that end pot.  I was only doing it because I cant see the last pot in a 5 pot string. The reason I didnt do it was I had a problem. The problem is my number 5 sometimes ends up in the 4 or 3 spot if I move things.  Too much to think about. 

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