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« on: May 01, 2006, 11:58:17 AM »

DOes anyone out there have any idea on where I could buy a soft shell crab net- i want the one with the rollers on the end?

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks Alot
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2006, 07:47:53 PM »

Fish,  Where have you seen a soft shell crab net w/rollers on the end? 

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006, 08:34:26 PM »

I had one years ago, think I got it from clydes sporting goods, sold it at a yard sale
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2006, 11:07:41 PM »

That was a grass shrimp net probably labeled as a soft crab net. You can try anglers in annapolis I know they had some last year.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006, 08:49:46 AM »

They were around over 50 years ago.  My dad used to make them.  I still have one of his original ones.  They are used exclusively for soft crabs.  My mother and aunt would catch dozens of soft crabs when the eel grass was plentiful.  That was before Agnes hit.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006, 10:45:27 AM »

I stopped using it because we used a 50 or was it a 100 foot long drag net that caught hard and soft crabs. we would start from shore, make a big U in the water and come back.
Don't think it's legal now and not many places to do it. But i still have the net

Heck we used to skim crabs at night with propane laterns on the choptank and people used to crab all night at the wye river using lanterns.

Ah the "good" ole days

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006, 09:44:29 PM »

They were around over 50 years ago.  My dad used to make them.  I still have one of his original ones.  They are used exclusively for soft crabs.  My mother and aunt would catch dozens of soft crabs when the eel grass was plentiful.  That was before Agnes hit.
Dang Crabslayer you have been around a long time Agnes was the first bad Hurricane that i can remember That flooded our town, i was 11 i think
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006, 12:44:47 PM »

Are they still planting eel grass?  I know there were some restoration project.  Anyone know of any currently running.  I wouldn't mind planting.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2006, 07:29:29 AM »

go to the md dnr site.  they ask for help every year.  My girls did it one year.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/bay/sav/
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2006, 11:07:25 AM »

Dang Crabslayer you have been around a long time Agnes was the first bad Hurricane that i can remember That flooded our town, i was 11 i think

Yeah R D, I even remember how good the crabbing was before Agnes hit.  My dad and uncle would catch between 10-15 bushels with just 600' of trotline.  Those were the days.
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2006, 12:57:04 PM »

I saw nets like that in Fishbones Tackle Shop in Pasadena . Didn't look at the price but they had 2 styles .......
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2006, 11:32:18 PM »

Fishbones does have them.  The white netting is for shrimmp and the green for soft crabs.  Go figure.
Give me a long handled dipper any day...never understood the roller net thing.

The crabbing (and fishing) was much better before Agnes? It was still good afterwards for awhile.  Go back just a few more years.  The State put Agent Orange in the water to kill the seaweed.  This occurred when waterfront property became popular and the boaters complained about the seaweed.  The bottom of the food chain gone and habitat for species also gone.  Tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled every year by local jurisdictions, the State continues to dump spoil, barges leakoverturn and leak toxins (sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid come to mind), DuPont dumping toxoci chemicals, etc.    But who is to blame and pays for it???   Oh, don't get me started.

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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2016, 08:59:02 PM »

DOes anyone out there have any idea on where I could buy a soft shell crab net- i want the one with the rollers on the end?

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks Alot
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I just bought one foe 10 dollars at the Pasadena fishing show!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2016, 08:05:26 AM »

You could try making one or drive a couple hours to swap something for mine. Here are some photos, notice the holes on the end where you would just use screws to attach a wood dowel (roller).
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2016, 08:07:44 AM »

Another one...
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2016, 08:30:47 AM »

Holy smokes--is this thread from 10 years ago?
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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2016, 02:31:39 PM »

We sometimes live in the past...
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