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Author Topic: Canaveral National Seashore 5/19/18  (Read 1289 times)
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« on: May 19, 2018, 01:46:07 PM »

Not much of a review but decided to take my Kayak out for the first time to Canaveral National Seashore.  I Dropped four ring nets baited with chicken backs.  I pulled after about 10 mins getting only 1 small non keeper crab.  I pulled two more times with no luck before moving to an island across from the boat ramp. I pulled 3 times at this location only netting one keeper before the rain started moving in.  I quickly paddled back to the launch to call it a day.  In all I was out there a bit over two hours with 1 keeper I ended up throwing back.  Crabbing from the kayak is going to take a bit to get used to but I think I will enjoy it as it becomes more natural.     
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 01:47:05 PM »

nice try , it will get better
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 07:29:04 AM »

Thanks for the report but sorry to hear your results. There just is not much around right now. My last two trips have been like yours. I was at the north causeway bridge on Friday. There were two crabbers there with about eight lines in the water. They said they had been there about an hour with no crabs caught. One fisherman said he caught a crab on his line.

Which ramp on CNS did you use? Were you in NSB or further south by Biolab?
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 07:55:17 AM »

I was in NSB.  I went thru the park entrance by JB's and used the first ramp you come to on your right.  I paddled to the islands directly across from the ramp.  I don't know if this has anything to do with the crabbing conditions, but my father in law and I were supposed to take a guide out on the lagoon Saturday and he mentioned with the water levels being so high, the fishing conditions have been horrible, so we postponed our trip until June.  I sure hope it gets better sooner than later!
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2018, 10:50:21 AM »

Thanks for the reply. Others have but I have never done well in that area for crabs.

I stopped at the north causeway yesterday. One crabber there with two home made ring traps in the water baited with chicken legs. He was there two hours without a single crab! It was the last of the outging tide.

He said he was there last week all day and caught 12 crabs.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 03:53:36 PM »

Thank you for letting me know how you fair in that area.  Any other spots that you know of that are good to launch a kayak.  Trying to learn and find places to crab as I go.

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 05:01:37 PM »

a few years back , a friend who lived up your way would launch his kayak at a site on the other side (west) of the Biolab ramp.....he did well at times.  

  also the most concentration of comm. traps  (100s) I have ever seen were between Dragon point and the intracoastal one spring...
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