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« on: July 02, 2019, 07:56:29 PM »

25 topless traps, CNs, 5-10 ft, 81 degrees H2O surface

Put in really early, around 0630, and immediately hit crabs.  Averaging a crab or more in 75% pulls.  But as anyone in this area knows, two things are reality:
1) the saltier the water, or closer to the inlet, the more the ratio changes to more females and eventually, only females.
2) a 7" male crab is a lifetime catch around here. 

Christened my newly redone Hobie Skiff...love those boats.  After rebuilding the carbs, ran like a swiss watch.  Nice idle speed in gear...creeps up on the traps nicely. 

Net result: No pics this time because I was on pins and needles commissioning the boat.  More 4 7/8" crabs than I've ever seen.  But I was able to basket 60 males between 5 1/8 - 6 1/2".  Where I crabbed, no females, but did have three doubles, and the males were all nice sized keepers child molesting barely teen-aged females that were still hard with the triangle apron...the only three females in the traps, and only because they were dragged out of the salt back into the back waters, I suppose. 

Next week, it's over to real crabland in the Crisfield area.
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 08:27:12 PM »

25 topless traps, CNs, 5-10 ft, 81 degrees H2O surface

Put in really early, around 0630, and immediately hit crabs.  Averaging a crab or more in 75% pulls.  But as anyone in this area knows, two things are reality:
1) the saltier the water, or closer to the inlet, the more the ratio changes to more females and eventually, only females.
2) a 7" male crab is a lifetime catch around here.  

Christened my newly redone Hobie Skiff...love those boats.  After rebuilding the carbs, ran like a swiss watch.  Nice idle speed in gear...creeps up on the traps nicely.  

Net result: No pics this time because I was on pins and needles commissioning the boat.  More 4 7/8" crabs than I've ever seen.  But I was able to basket 60 males between 5 1/8 - 6 1/2".  Where I crabbed, no females, but did have three doubles, and the males were all nice sized keepers child molesting barely teen-aged females that were still hard with the triangle apron...the only three females in the traps, and only because they were dragged out of the salt back into the back waters, I suppose.  

Next week, it's over to real crabland in the Crisfield area.
thumbsup on the 7+ comment...  Wink Small crabs are everywhere this year...
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 09:19:54 PM »

nice report and catch
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