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« on: October 26, 2019, 07:00:32 PM »

While crabbing the Chesapeake bay in MD today my dipper got jammed and I had an abrupt stop to untangle the obstruction.  I pulled up a pot which I'm unfamiliar with (photoed).  Extremely heavy as it has what looks like two paver stones built into the wood for weight.  It was obviously ghosted, lots of mud.  Contained half of a horseshoe crab, 2 ghost crab shells, and a dead conch.  What is this? 
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 07:49:18 PM »

Conch Pot. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 07:51:33 PM »

You got that in the upper bay?  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 08:08:30 PM »

Thanks Ray and Jack.  That was my assumption which leads to other questions.  How the heck do conch get trapped in it?  Walk up and over the wood and fall into the whole (no top).  It looks like a bait bag in there.  It's in my possession now.  I crab both mid and upper.  Jack, this came out of an eastern shore river north of BB this AM in a river.  I'm assuming it was drug there on someone's motor and it's placement in a river is restricted.   I'm enjoying conch salad right now.   laugh
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 08:31:02 PM »

Thanks Ray and Jack.  That was my assumption which leads to other questions.  How the heck do conch get trapped in it?  Walk up and over the wood and fall into the whole (no top).  It looks like a bait bag in there.  It's in my possession now.  I crab both mid and upper.  Jack, this came out of an eastern shore river north of BB this AM in a river.  I'm assuming it was drug there on someone's motor and it's placement in a river is restricted.   I'm enjoying conch salad right now.   laugh

Conch pots are usually ocean pots as far as I know.  I'm not so sure it was drug there.


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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2019, 08:37:03 PM »

Did it have a buoy?  How did it get tangled up? 
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2019, 08:59:33 PM »

It came from area 014 at around 10 am today.  Apparently the outgoing tide dragged my line in a way that it wrapped onto a hook on the lead line of the conch trap.  The lead line came up the dipper and turned my skiff.
 There was no bouy and no markings on the conch pot.  It bowed my dipper.  Was it a legal conch pot? 
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2019, 11:15:40 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2019, 04:18:37 PM »

Thanks Ray and Jack.  That was my assumption which leads to other questions.  How the heck do conch get trapped in it?  Walk up and over the wood and fall into the whole (no top).  It looks like a bait bag in there.  It's in my possession now.  I crab both mid and upper.  Jack, this came out of an eastern shore river north of BB this AM in a river.  I'm assuming it was drug there on someone's motor and it's placement in a river is restricted.   I'm enjoying conch salad right now.   laugh

they crawl up and over.  If they try to crawl back out, their point gets caught in the wire.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2019, 07:36:26 PM »

Yep, they crawl point first, point gets caught in the mesh overhang and they fall back in, the pot line and bouy was probably cut off by a prop, I lose 15% every year from cutoffs, some bad years were 20%. 
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2019, 10:06:40 PM »

Thanks for the information.  Very interesting.  I'm unfamiliar with restrictions on where these pots can be set in the Chesapeake bay.  I've never run into a conch harvester.  I could be incorrect, I'm assuming they can't be set where I found it. 
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2019, 10:28:07 AM »

So were the conch tasty?   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2019, 07:52:35 PM »

It was dead and stunk bad.  I've gotta pull the body out and give the shell to my daughter.    laugh
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