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« on: February 25, 2018, 08:13:45 AM »

Morning everyone, I happened to look at my winter stored traps yesterday......   )          Does the colder than avg winter temps this year have much affect on hibernating crab survival?                p.s. apologies if this is the wrong place to post such a question..... but its not real busy. I mostly crab the Bush, dont usually get into them till approx August, traps just got me wondering.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 05:45:40 PM »

I am no degreed scientist but after crabbing every year since 2001 on the Magothy I know this much. Cold water doesn't seem to effect the wintering crabs BUT thick ice on the rivers for extended periods of time seems to kill alot of the wintering crabs. But this only effects the spring crabbing. (April,May and early June) Once the crabs start coming up the bay from Virginia it gets better usually. I will drop my boat in 4/15 and check water temps in my area.
If i see temps over 60 at the bottom I will drop some traps with clam bags. If I get a few I'll drop my trotline.
Usually shallow because the wintering crabs want that warm sunshine. Narrow creeks with good sun seem to to better 1st. Check back in April for my updates
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 07:13:42 PM »

Last several weeks , weather has been decent. Hope that helps out with the crabs showing up in April. I usually don't crab that early.  Those first couple weeks in January were brutally cold.  Hoping we see these current temps from here on out.  I don't mind the rain, but it may affect the water quality with runoff. Saw some pics last week on another forum about debris coming down the Susky.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 12:46:54 PM »

I am no degreed scientist but after crabbing every year since 2001 on the Magothy I know this much. Cold water doesn't seem to effect the wintering crabs BUT thick ice on the rivers for extended periods of time seems to kill alot of the wintering crabs. But this only effects the spring crabbing. (April,May and early June) Once the crabs start coming up the bay from Virginia it gets better usually. I will drop my boat in 4/15 and check water temps in my area.
If i see temps over 60 at the bottom I will drop some traps with clam bags. If I get a few I'll drop my trotline.
Usually shallow because the wintering crabs want that warm sunshine. Narrow creeks with good sun seem to to better 1st. Check back in April for my updates
Hey, just curious.  What do you use to check temp on the bottom?
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 06:16:18 PM »

The doctor has a special thermometer for that!  laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 08:05:44 AM »

Hey, just curious.  What do you use to check temp on the bottom?

I have a $10 pool thermometer with 20' line through the eye.
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Oh, de crab, he taste so fine.
Yuh catch 'um wid a neck an' a line.
Bile de water 'til 'e good 'n hot.
Den eat de crab strait from 'de pot.

Oh, de beer, he taste so chilly.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
Washin' down 'de crab an' butter.
If I doesn't fall down, I'll 'ave anudder.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 09:15:14 AM »

Figured must be something like that. What’s the temp difference between top and bottom. Ie. 60 on bottom what’s surface temp?
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 01:50:41 PM »

Figured must be something like that. What’s the temp difference between top and bottom. Ie. 60 on bottom what’s surface temp?

It depends on the weather above the surface, and a million other variables.
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Oh, de crab, he taste so fine.
Yuh catch 'um wid a neck an' a line.
Bile de water 'til 'e good 'n hot.
Den eat de crab strait from 'de pot.

Oh, de beer, he taste so chilly.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
Washin' down 'de crab an' butter.
If I doesn't fall down, I'll 'ave anudder.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 06:04:11 PM »

That's a lot of variables. LOL.
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 09:21:20 AM »

Is it time to go crabbing yet?
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2018, 03:15:10 PM »

It depends on the weather above the surface, and a million other variables.
Mike  name half of them  Smiley
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