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« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2017, 02:16:50 PM »

5-1/2" and muddy & male, or it goes back in the water.  I've thrown back plenty of 6" balloons.  
I'm not making money, only crabbing for personal use, so the smaller crabs have no value for me.  I'd rather have a dozen 7" crabs than four dozen BLCs
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« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2017, 03:05:10 PM »

5-1/2" and muddy & male, or it goes back in the water.

Good rule of thumb.
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« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2017, 08:08:22 PM »

Me thinks you should get somebody to read the rules for Maryland Crabbing to you !! Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh


Maybe you should READ the post and realize its asking opinions on crab sizes in NJ which is 4 1/2" !!!!!!
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« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2017, 11:28:50 AM »

I think 51/4" is fair for watermen. Personally I cull at 5 1/2" but rarely keep them under 6". Anything under 5" is an absolute waste.

Master Kenobe is very wise!
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« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2017, 06:45:38 PM »

Anything under 5" is an absolute waste.

I would have to disagree with you on that. A keeper peeler is great for bait and a 4 1/2 inch soft crab makes a nice sandwich.  Grin
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« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2017, 07:06:14 PM »

I put any crabs under 6 inches back in the water. Some of them many many times over again I am sure :-)
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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2017, 06:10:48 AM »

Whatever is your preference some people like the crabs that are just legal as they are packed a lot some of the bigger crabs who have just molted can be empty even tho they are huge so it's totally up to you as long as you are within the regulations for your state
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« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2017, 06:39:48 AM »

6"

no over no under
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« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2017, 06:04:24 PM »

6"

no over no under

  It would take awhile to get even a doz if they all have to be exactly 6". I'd hate throwing the 7"+ crabs back.
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