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« on: April 15, 2017, 05:48:57 PM »

Made a few trips over the past month or so.
3/5 - southwest of Houma- water 62 degrees. Solo trip, 36 ring nets baited with chicken quarters. Crabs were in 8-12ft of water. Had to work hard for them, finished up with 6 dozen.

4/1 - same bayou, water 72 degrees, solo again 36 nets with chicken. Really good crabbing. Only ran the nets 4 times for 144 crabs. Much better quality than the previous trip. Crabs in 8-12 FOW.

4/8 - same place again, water 71 degrees, took a buddy along. Used 40 ring nets with chicken. 6 runs netted us 225 crabs. Crabs in 8-12 FOW. Less than 6' was very unproductive. Learned that 30 nets is about the most I would want to run when the crabs are active. With 40 nets, the soak time was too long and the bait was eaten badly. We fed 9 people that night, sent a friend home with a big pan of claws and cleaned crabs, and picked 10 lbs of meat for the freezer. Pretty good yield for two bags of chicken quarters.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 07:41:00 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 10:24:45 PM »

NICE, good job
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 11:26:59 PM »

You had a good 3 trips. Looks like a good year of crabbing ahead.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 06:46:01 AM »

Wow! Three excellent trips.

Thanks for sharing your report and photos.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 09:33:00 AM »

I guess since you can't catch crawfish give the crabs [Sam Hill].  Are you going to start dropping traps?

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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2017, 02:18:30 PM »

Great catch. I have some friends that only run 15traps when they are running good for the same reason. I just finished some crab cakes made with  lump crabmeat from C&J seafood in Houma. How early in the year do you catch them there?   Have you ever caught some crabs in Jan./Feb in the Bayous
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