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« on: June 28, 2017, 11:58:35 AM »

I knew it was bad by the lack of crab pots in front on the house.  It's the worst I've ever seen.  Got company coming so a dropped 10 peeler pots.  3 peelers!  Shocked  About 3 dozen hard crabs crawled in but only 8 were just over 5 inches.  Most were 4.75.  Sad

So, it must be me. I will go down the harbor and visit my buddies.  Buy peelers. wall In the whole town there are only 6-8 floats running out of probably a hundred total.   Undecided  Bought two dozen. $2.00/crab and he gave me a bunch of stills. Good to know folks.   Cool
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 08:31:56 AM »

[curd]. 50% of the peelers died over night...
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 11:07:36 AM »

Jack did you get them for fishin?
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 09:36:42 AM »

Jack did you get them for fishin?
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 01:51:54 PM »

I wonder why the crabbing has been so bad thus far. Granted, it's end of June and water temps are still on the rise, but this does not look promising. My son and I have have been out a few times and have rarely seen anything over 4 inches. I suppose we're discovering what happens when there's a lot of females and no males to mate with them?
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 04:54:54 PM »

I was understanding that the crabs usually start off great at the beginning of the season and then slow down because they go north. Isn't that typically the case? That the crabs go north for that mixture of fresh and salt water? Many times in the past, I've read where the commercial guys pull their pots because the amount of crabs isn't enough to make a living. They need to catch X amount to make enough to pay for expenses plus make X amount of profit.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 07:06:08 AM »

I was understanding that the crabs usually start off great at the beginning of the season and then slow down because they go north. Isn't that typically the case? That the crabs go north for that mixture of fresh and salt water? Many times in the past, I've read where the commercial guys pull their pots because the amount of crabs isn't enough to make a living. They need to catch X amount to make enough to pay for expenses plus make X amount of profit.
Not necessarily north, but up into creeks, etc., toward lower salinity(jimmies). The sooks stay south mostly and the ones that migrated south last fall stay south.  You are correct about the beginning of the season cause all the crab come out of hibernation about the same time (water temp).  They get caught up pretty fast.  Then things slow down until more crabs move in from the Sanctuary. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2017, 06:35:27 AM »

Has it gotten any better for you donw there? How did you do fishing?
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2017, 09:04:04 AM »

The guys tell me it's bad.   I'm not crabbing this season.
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2017, 11:19:37 AM »

That's hard to imagine how it can turn off like it did so quickly.
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