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« on: December 28, 2018, 04:42:35 PM »

Hello and Merry Christmas to all.....

I asked for a telescopic scoop net this year and Santa did come through...however...

he brought me a Ranger Crappie Net.

The net is made of black poly (rubber) and the holes are only .25" in diameter.

Have any of you ever used this type of net for crabbing?

It is a nice net but I am worried that the small dark netting may scare the crabs as well as being too dense to drag quickly through the water.

Any advise appreciated,

Happy New Year!

STH
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 05:51:37 PM »

If the net scares the crabs then you are scooping WAAAAAAAY too slow. Usually the crabs are in it before they even know what hit them. As far as the drag, that could be an issue to slow you down a little or make you work a little harder to pull it through water. I would be more concerned with crabs cutting the net rather than worry about them be SCARED of it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 05:53:05 PM »

Should work but you can buy just the galvanized or stainless net and attach it to the hoop. I'm working on 3 years of commercial use out of one I fashioned from a telescopic ice scraper handle and the hoop and wire net off an old broken dip net.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 06:40:54 AM »

IMO Shiny metal scares the crabs. I  spray paint my net frames and handles flat black like that . you should be ok until the mesh gets torn up.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 08:38:02 PM »

  Take up crappie fishing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 10:07:56 PM »

 
  Use it for what it's design for ------ many better choices for a crab scoop net.   
         
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 12:18:28 PM »

Whiel we're on the subject of crab nets, does anyone know where I can buy those old fashioned , hand made net webbings that were white and started with a ring in the bottom? They were usually made in the 50s or earlier by old time crabbers during winter.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 12:59:51 PM »

The mesh in that net is way too small and will not move through the water fast enough for dippin crabs.
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 08:20:20 PM »

WOW !!!!

I guess it's a cold winter out there!

Thanks for all your replies, comments and criticisms...

since it was a gift and I heard it was bought for a "song"...

... I'm gonna give it a shot this season....

will report back ... good or bad....

it's still only Jan. 7..... long way to go....

happy winter all....

STH
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 11:18:27 AM »

just seen a similar crabbing style with telescope handle at chesapeake outdoors on kent island for 48bucks. nice alum tube hoop with wire net, no manufactures label but they have fish nets the same with tackle factory labels and ed cummings stuff so im sure its from one of them. there's a commercial watermans show in ocean city soon and all that stuff is there
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2019, 06:08:34 PM »

It looks a little like my fish pond net??
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 08:47:56 PM »

Don't want to pile on but...you're going to want a dip net with rigid wire, so you can smack the net on the basket and discharge the crab quickly to get ready to dip the next crab.  Using that soft mesh net, the crab is going to get tangled up it in and it's going to be tough to get the crab out of it real quick.  Take it along and try it out, but I'd bring a hard wire/rigid one as a back up Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 04:26:22 PM »

Don't forget to slide a six inch piece of pool noodle a foot from the end in case it falls ovbd.
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2019, 03:12:58 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2019, 03:15:51 PM »

Don't want to pile on but...you're going to want a dip net with rigid wire, so you can smack the net on the basket and discharge the crab quickly to get ready to dip the next crab.  Using that soft mesh net, the crab is going to get tangled up it in and it's going to be tough to get the crab out of it real quick.  Take it along and try it out, but I'd bring a hard wire/rigid one as a back up Smiley

If he's handlining or dipping crabs (like soft crabbing) off the bottom, he wants a soft net.

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