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« on: June 26, 2017, 08:24:08 PM »

   Put 2 pots out yesterday and played with some new topless traps for about 20 minutes to get the new smell washed off, mostly small crabs but one pull felt like the trap was full and I could feel it was alive! Horse-shoe crab adds some weight.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 12:53:09 AM »

I've caught turtles, & blowfish, but never horseshoe crabs before
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 01:00:56 AM »

My biggest catch in a topless trap so far has been three adult terrapins. It felt like I was pulling up a couple of cinder blocks.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 11:27:06 AM »

I often have to knock horseshoe crabs off my trot line.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 02:24:09 PM »

My son netted a doubler horseshoe crab on the trotline in the Miles River.  I couldn't believe he got both of them!
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 05:42:25 PM »

I've caught turtles, & blowfish, but never horseshoe crabs before

I have caught all Three. Including cat fish, white perch, eel and snake. Snake must have been swimming by when i was pulling up. I catch snapping turtles all the time. Some have to be close to 30 pounds. I have some of the bigger traps and the doors dont close when i get a big one in there.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 09:59:52 PM »

Had 2 horseshoes & 1 nice blue crab once ... testimony to the effectiveness of razor clams.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 08:06:15 PM »

I caught two horseshoes together last weekend during the assault.
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 01:31:37 PM »

Fought a six foot alligator for a few seconds until the snooded chicken drumstick broke free of topless trap. I have to tie traps to rail of bridge just in case another one shows up.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 02:33:36 PM »

Every year I always find Fluke in my overnight traps. Last year I had a 19 incher in my trap. That is a legal keeper here on Long Island, so that fish became dinner....lol.   
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2017, 08:34:17 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 05:00:34 PM »

Horseshoe crab blood sells for $15000 per liter.

You may have found the next Gold Rush.
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