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« on: August 14, 2017, 08:36:59 AM »

Made our maiden voyage on the crabbing grounds of Delaware.  Took a while to get on them but scratched out about 40, mostly heavy jimmies and many over 6", with a keeper:short ratio of 1:4.  We crabbed the incoming tide for about 4 hours, using necks in 17 topless traps.  Finished the trip with a quick stop off at Paradise Grill on the water, made the kids and wife happy, happy. Great day, doing some scouting today for the next adventure. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 08:39:14 AM »

Sorry about the orientation on that second pic, I'm not technically inclined enough to flip it.  That is one of many he-crab / she-crab pairs we pulled in.  Do they mate this time of year to produce next years eggs?  I assume they were mating (or just having fun  Wink)Only had 2 spongy females all day.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 07:46:20 AM »

Looks like the crabbing grounds of Delaware produce lots of big crabs.

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 12:05:17 AM »

good job
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 11:49:04 PM »

Sorry about the orientation on that second pic, I'm not technically inclined enough to flip it.  That is one of many he-crab / she-crab pairs we pulled in.  Do they mate this time of year to produce next years eggs?  I assume they were mating (or just having fun  Wink)Only had 2 spongy females all day.

When a male has a female under him, he is protecting her while she sheds.  Once she sheds they will "get it on".  So technically you robbed her of her mate before they could do the underwater nasty.  If you've ever seen 2 crabs swimming together, while facing eachother, locked together like the missionary position....thats when the magic is happening.
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