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« on: May 14, 2020, 11:28:14 PM »

Just dropped first pots of the season. Planning to check after 24 hours and if needed leave them in for about 44 hours total. Will update this post with results.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 09:02:39 PM »

First 20 hours in 3-4 feet of water (low 60 degrees), LOTS of females and many of them were sponges...threw all those back, consolidated bait into 2 pots and put the 10-11 good sized males back for another soak. Dropped in deeper water 6 foot hoping for less females/sponges and more bigger males tomorrow.  Will update tomorrow.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 06:32:17 AM »

Set my 4 in the upper Assawoman off Camp Barnes,,,,Had 13 nice males after 48 hours, Re-baited yesterday and will check this afternoon,,,No females this year ,,
 
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 09:48:50 AM »

Set my 4 in the upper Assawoman off Camp Barnes,,,,Had 13 nice males after 48 hours, Re-baited yesterday and will check this afternoon,,,No females this year ,,
 
  Thank you for your report. Do you do any crabbing at the
power house on Indian River Bay ?  I hear a lot of people do pretty
good there, be careful though I also hear that someone stole two
pots last year. some low life just has got to ruin it for some people,
I hope that this thief gets caught !

  BGFISHHOOK1   AKA    Bobby G
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 06:01:33 PM »

I read that area is or was producing really well lately,,,As for the pots being stolen its everywhere,,,I had 2 stolen or maybe the lines cut by props but 2 outta 4 gone,,,,That hurt,,,,
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 06:01:50 PM »

Final update.  2 pots after 47 hour soak, relocation, consolidation of bait, and ended up with 11 keepers with about 4, 6 inch crabs.  Not very happy with this but some crabs is better than no crabs.  Could have cooked same amount after 24 hour soak.  Need to find spot with less females (I've heard females like higher salinity and males like less (brackish).  Not sure where will drop next time but need to find another spot.  I don't typically crab near the power plant, a little longer boat ride for me but I may have to check them out soon.....
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 09:37:28 PM »

Final update.  2 pots after 47 hour soak, relocation, consolidation of bait, and ended up with 11 keepers with about 4, 6 inch crabs.  Not very happy with this but some crabs is better than no crabs.  Could have cooked same amount after 24 hour soak.  Need to find spot with less females (I've heard females like higher salinity and males like less (brackish).  Not sure where will drop next time but need to find another spot.  I don't typically crab near the power plant, a little longer boat ride for me but I may have to check them out soon.....

  Well since the season is just getting started you are going to
  see more keepers each time you go out. The reason that I
  mentioned the power plant is it would have been closer for me
  as I always launched at Massey's landing but I fished the ocean
  and did not do any crabbing in Delaware at all. Good luck out
  there the next time out.

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 06:21:44 PM »

Ck'd our 4 pots after a 3 day soak and got 12 keepers,,,I have 2 larger traps and 2 smaller ,,,the smaller traps will not see water anymore this year,,,,Just have never produced like i would like,,,I have 1 that is galvanized chicken wire,,,,Not rubber coated,,,That one seems to do really well,,,,with the weather this week dont know when I'll get back out,,
 
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2020, 08:53:15 PM »


  WTG jumprdue  I can't get out anymore but I do like to
  read reports of other crabbers that do get out. Keep up
  the great reports on your catch, things will only get better
  from here on out for the rest of the season, go get them
  critters & good luck. Thanx for your report !

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Remember " A rose by any other name will smell just as  sweet  "

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