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« on: November 26, 2016, 12:18:06 PM »

BJFish and I decided to spend out Black Friday shopping venture on the salt water on the Galveston mainland.  Our shopping list was short, all we wanted was a bushel of crabs.

We left my house about 8:30am and twenty-five minutes later the first 800-foot chicken neck baited line was soaking.  We laid it in a canal just south of the intersection of the canal and a natural bayou.  We laid out second 600-foot line north of bayou.

On our first run, we landed seven good sized crabs on the south line and another five smaller crabs on the north line.  The second run saw a drop in the number of crabs, but we got crabs on both lines.  The next two runs we caught five or six on the south line, but nothing on the north line.  We then decided that the bayou must be the state line and the north side of the line was in Virginia, because we have learned on this site that there are no crabs in Virginia.

We thought about moving the north line, but since the ice chest was starting to fill up, we decided to just leave it where it was.  We did finally catch a couple more crabs on the line right before we pulled it in.  

We ended the day about 1:30pm with a full bushel of mixed sized crabs.  Most were rusty and full.

This video shows the first run on the long line by BJFish and myself.



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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 02:09:10 PM »

WTG, great catch
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 03:44:45 PM »

NICE video. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2016, 06:03:39 PM »

Craig Nice video.  Where do you get chicken necks in your area?
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 06:40:41 PM »

We get them at HEB. I used to get them by the case at a family owned grocery store in Dickinson, but I retired from the job I worked there.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2016, 06:57:50 PM »

The water is so warm here in TX, how often do you have to replace them.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2016, 07:34:19 PM »

We get two trips out of them.  This run was a second trip and we threw them out after we pulled the line in.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2016, 09:34:03 PM »

Nice looking crabs guys  Wink Wink
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2016, 10:08:18 PM »

Nice job, boys.  You look like a couple of pros out there.   Wink
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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 #9 on: November 26, 2016, 10:36:46 PM »

Nice job bro's......
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 10:42:33 PM »

The water is in the upper sixties down here now. We only missed 2 crabs this trip and they both dropped of early. Thanks for the compliments I can't wait to my next trip to the Wye to see you all again.
I made poppers out of some of the crabs and Texas Gulf shrimp. I am  headed out in the morning to tailgate before the Texans game. I hope they come out ok.
 I have never made poppers before and did not use a receipe. It would be hard to make crabs and shrimp not taste good.
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2016, 12:40:19 AM »

Nice trotline crabbing trip. And getting bushel of nice crabs for the table is always a very good crabbing trip.

Thanks for sharing your report, video and photos.
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2016, 06:36:32 PM »

Craig, great job on the video and glad you caught a bushel of some big crabs. I really enjoyed watching the video, thanks for sharing it with us.

Hope to see you at the Wye party next year.
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2016, 03:24:44 AM »

Nice catch and video. Glad you had a nice day out there. Hope to see you at the wye, in 2017.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2016, 12:33:34 PM »

Craig, How big was that crab on top of the basket?  It looks  HUGE Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2016, 06:38:38 PM »

Craig, How big was that crab on top of the basket?  It looks  HUGE Shocked Shocked Shocked

I think it's just the way the photo was taken.  Nothing was over 7 to 7 1/2 inches.

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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2016, 11:53:56 AM »

Nice job, thanks for the vid. and report.. Smiley
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