November 12, 2018, 10:33:05 PM
 
*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
 
 
 
Total time logged in: 0 minutes.
 
   Home   Help Login Register  

     
 

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Trot lining in Galveston - 9-24-2016  (Read 4191 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
CraigFos
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1237
Location: Galveston, Texas





Ignore
« on: September 24, 2016, 09:57:29 PM »

After attending Professor Crewstation's Trot Lining 101 class last year at Wye University my brother BJFish and I have had some minor success. Esch previous trip found minor successes and some minor or major mistakes.  We just never hit the crabs.

Today we decided to give it one more try and we finally hit it.  We would have had a great catch if not for mother nature. 

Our weather down here has been a bit strange lately with very spotty thunder showers.  (One day it was raining heavily on one side of the building I was in for a good five minutes, but the sun was shining on the other side.) Today's forecast called for rain in the morning, but clearing in the afternoon.  The skies seemed to clear by about 11am, so we baited up two lines, ate some lunch, and headed out to a mainland canal. 

We decided to just lay one line first to test the crabs.  We laid the line like would knew what we were doing.  Professor Crewstation would be proud. 

After a 20 minute soak, we ran the line and ended up with 9 keepers.  I missed four more. (Please don't tell the professor)  After a much shorter soak we ran it again and caught five more keepers and threw back four shorts. 

With positive results, we decided to put out the second line.  Again, a textbook job. 

We turned back to run the first line and saw the first streaks of lightening off in the distance.  We ran the line and only caught a couple.  The second line yielded another four.

With the skies looking bleak, we decided to run the lines one more time and then pull them in.  As we started down the first line, the lightening struck much too close.  Time to pull the lines.  I pulled the propstick and we started pulling the line in.  We used the current and a few burst of the boat motor to get the line in quickly. We even caught one more keeper. The professor would have been proud. 

We started to pull in the second line and watched  mumbos swim away from the first two baits.  We decided to run it one more time when we realized that I had pulled the prop stick already.  No time to put it back, mother nature was threatening. We did end up landing one more mumbo as we pulled the line in. 

We hurried back to the launch and beat the rain.  Ending the day with a dozen and a half mixed crabs.  Spicy grilled crabs for supper.

Hopefully, the weather will be more cooperative next week.

Logged

Craig
Life's a beach and then it erodes.
tattoo
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 75818
Location: Glassboro NJ.


MY BOAT CRAB TRAP


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 11:01:35 PM »

Good job . they look good
Logged

A CRAB A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.   

Click Here To Mount Your Crab
discover
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6678
Location: claymont de





Ignore
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 04:35:45 AM »

Nice report and glad you made it off the water ok. I have not done your grilled crabs yet this year. Last year I did them a couple of times and they are delicious.
Logged
Night Wing
Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3006
Location: Magnolia, TX





Ignore
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2016, 08:27:32 AM »

Nice report. Too bad the weather didn't cooperate. But you'll have quite a few times to go crabbing since our Texas water temperatures will stay warm until the middle of November.

Thanks for sharing your report and photos.
Logged

Standup Paddleboard: SUP Sports Hammer: Length 8' 11". Width: 31". Thickness: 4". Volume: 140 Liters. Weight: 17#.
capt. ron
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6051
Location: Kenner La. 70062





Ignore
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2016, 12:54:23 PM »

Next time you're in the neighborhood I'll give you a refresher course. laugh laugh
Logged

laissez les bon temps rouler
let the good times roll

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

riverpop
Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3771
Location: Clearwater Village, N.J. 08884





Ignore
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016, 10:53:46 PM »

nice report, not bad for initial attempt.
Logged

riverpop (gary B.)
Crabslayer
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3107
Location: Bawlmer, Mirroland

Chesapeake Bay Crab Potter




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 12:51:16 PM »

Do Texans clean them before steaming them like Jersey Folk?
Logged

Do you really want a guy who taxed the rain in the White House?
BJ1fish
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 853
Location: Houston TX





Ignore
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2016, 07:38:28 PM »

Do Texans clean them before steaming them like Jersey Folk?
Not this Texan.  The crabs in Craig's picture were  grilled therefore they were . We don't cbc when we boil them. Although I enjoy trying crabs cooked different ways.
Logged
CraigFos
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1237
Location: Galveston, Texas





Ignore
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2016, 08:49:15 PM »

Crabslayer,

This is Texas, we cook most anything on the grill.  Of course, I've got to use a lot of cayenne pepper to honor my Louisiana heritage.
Logged

Craig
Life's a beach and then it erodes.
Todd436
Registered User

Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3
Location: Brazoria Texas




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2016, 05:34:37 PM »

I live in Brazoria and hope to make some trot lines next week to run in the San bernard river. And tips would be appreciated.
Logged

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

CraigFos
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1237
Location: Galveston, Texas





Ignore
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2016, 10:12:16 PM »

Next time you're in the neighborhood I'll give you a refresher course. laugh laugh

We would love to try to make it your way.  If the crabs are still running after Oktoberfest we might be able to do it.
Logged

Craig
Life's a beach and then it erodes.
CraigFos
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1237
Location: Galveston, Texas





Ignore
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2016, 10:13:25 PM »

Nice report. Too bad the weather didn't cooperate. But you'll have quite a few times to go crabbing since our Texas water temperatures will stay warm until the middle of November.

Thanks for sharing your report and photos.

Once we get it down, you need to come join us one weekend.
Logged

Craig
Life's a beach and then it erodes.
CraigFos
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1237
Location: Galveston, Texas





Ignore
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2016, 10:15:28 PM »

I live in Brazoria and hope to make some trot lines next week to run in the San bernard river. And tips would be appreciated.

We are getting closer, but certainly not in the advise giving stage yet.  Good luck. Let us know how you do.

I put my traps out this afternoon and we are going to give the trot line another try Saturday.
Logged

Craig
Life's a beach and then it erodes.
BJ1fish
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 853
Location: Houston TX





Ignore
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2016, 06:21:11 AM »

I live in Brazoria and hope to make some trot lines next week to run in the San bernard river. And tips would be appreciated.
Are you going to make a line with snoods?  I bought my rope and bungee cord off of Ebay. Happy Birthday
« Last Edit: September 30, 2016, 06:24:01 AM by BJ1fish » Logged
Todd436
Registered User

Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3
Location: Brazoria Texas




Ignore
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2016, 07:16:58 AM »

Are you going to make a line with snoods?  I bought my rope and bungee cord off of Ebay. Happy Birthday
I plan on making snoods. Thank you for the bday wish
Logged

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

crewstation
Lifetime Member
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3704
Location: South Jersey





Ignore
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2016, 08:59:03 AM »

I missed four more.

Go sit in time out, young man!   dunce furious3

Way to go, gentlemen.  I'm glad to see you still out there perfecting your skills.
Logged

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.

A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

 
 
Home
 
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder


Google visited last this page September 03, 2018, 02:57:30 AM
wordpress