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« on: October 24, 2018, 07:54:58 PM »

Well, today was the last trip for 2018, and it was a pretty good one. Ran 25 drop nets until around noon. Finished up with 193 nice crabs - 1/2 males 1/2 females. Water was 67F so there is some crabbing left to be had, Iím just ready to change gears and do some fishing.


Overall it was a great year for the ring nets - hereís my 2018 summary.

Trips - 29, Crabs - 3874 (133.5 per trip)
First trip - 2/19/18 -  78 crabs
Last trip - 10/24/18 - 193 crabs
Best trip - 7/3/28 - 288 crabs
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 04:20:47 AM »

Great catch ,good job
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 08:08:24 AM »

thats eatn good in the neighborhood Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 08:50:49 AM »

I'm surprised your water temperature is down that low!
The last time I checked here the water temp was 88-89! Too hot!
We just had 6 inches of rain yesterday and hopefully it dropped the water temperature.
I had a great spring but lousy summer here. Heavy rains all summer and high temps.
I only keep about a dozen crabs each trip out. This summer I was only getting about 4-6 crabs each trip!
I hope this fall picks back up again!
By April I had 80 crabs so far. By October I only had 112!
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 09:07:21 AM »

                                                                       
         nice catch and good year   
                           
        I'm slowly getting back into crabbing again since I moved.  Made 4 trips to the Rockefeller WMA this year with an average catch of about 9 doz.  Like the Rock WMA because no commercial crabbing / fishing in WMA and the crabs ran on the larger size ( 7" + ).   
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 07:17:36 PM »

nice crabbie's just got 23 crab rings build.was going to wait for spring 2019 to use them. but could not wait went today to try them out set out 10 catch 7 crab 2 hours can't wait till spring
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018, 07:23:19 PM »

whistlingwings what is your favorite bait for the ring nets
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2018, 12:38:32 PM »

whistlingwings what is your favorite bait for the ring nets

I like chicken necks.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018, 01:31:30 PM »

Im a fan of your videos. I was watching them on Youtube before I knew you were on this forum. I plan on gathering some crabbing nets over the winter to start crabbing next year.  Whats your ideal crab net?  You buy them locally?
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2018, 10:49:12 PM »

Im a fan of your videos. I was watching them on Youtube before I knew you were on this forum. I plan on gathering some crabbing nets over the winter to start crabbing next year.  Whats your ideal crab net?  You buy them locally?

My dad made most of my nets. they are made with 1/4" galvanized steel wire. They are heavy, but fish well in the current that is common around me. I prefer plastic netting over nylon because it is more durable and the crabs do not tangle nearly as bad as nylon netting. The nylon may fish a little better but ill take the durability of the plastic. There is a place in Matthews called Adam's Fruit Market (I think that is the name). They make a good net. Its about $150 a dozen ready to fish and they do fish well. I think they use 3/16" galvanized wire, which is plenty heavy for most applications.
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