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« on: December 01, 2017, 02:51:01 PM »

Soaked a few pots for 44 hours on Tuesday and netted 21 blue crabs with one 8" +. A few smalls (51/2" a 6") but most in the 7-8" range and heavy! This picture appears to be only 8" but the actual size was 8 1/4" (the tips didn't show up well in the pic). Got more to check on Saturday.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 03:12:20 PM »

Nice job. I wish I was still catching crabs.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 03:16:39 PM »

I hope u go out in the deep water so poachers donít steal them like they did to me
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 03:23:37 PM »

Not too much of a problem with poachers so far. But I have seen some commercial guys abandon their pots in some areas of the bay - these guys should be punished for that travesty - blue crabs are just not that popular here it seems, or it costs too much some of the time to run commercial lines.
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 05:27:31 PM »

Been a while since someone posted a crab catching report with pics. Thanks for sharing and way to go.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 07:08:57 PM »

I'm not sure if that crab is checking the weather or if he's reading up on the ponies!
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Yuh catch 'um wid a neck an' a line.
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Den eat de crab strait from 'de pot.

Oh, de beer, he taste so chilly.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 08:09:22 AM »

WTG good job , that is a real nice crab
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 10:21:09 AM »

Thanks for the report and you did real well! Those rae nice sized crabs!
There have not been many reports for the Florida area.
Where has Witchy woman been?
I haven't been out myself but the water is cooling down around Daytona area.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 03:33:53 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 02:05:32 AM »

How many pots did you run?
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 06:56:07 PM »

Sorry for the delay in replying to all - got caught up in the Xmas flurry of activity. That crab was definitely looking for a tip at Tampa Bay Downs! The ponies are running now through Early May. Ran 5 pots. Plan on running a few more as soon as the temps get back to normal!
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 12:06:13 PM »

Please include the date in the subject line of your reports.   It helps others when searching the forums for information.
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