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« on: September 15, 2020, 01:21:38 PM »

Well well.. I wasn't sure what I was going to find out there.    End of the season check in on the cottage.  (aka, excuse to go crabbing for the weekend)
prior to this year I haven't done much tracking, so I really have no idea how late in to the year I can expect to see 'em.  (I'll post all the numbers In October)

Both days used 1 open box trap and 2-3 bait lines.
Definitely seeing a decrease in the activity, and size.  Didn't put eyes on any that broke 6"  most of them were right around 5"  so I ended up tossing many back.


Seagulls were certainly not slowing down though...  they were picking off the crabs that weren't moving too quickly and idling out in the shallows.  So I wasn't competing against other crabbers, but rather the Seagulls!!


High tide, going out, clear, sunny on both days, but wicked windy the whole weekend making it hard to see.  
I found that my spot tends to be a lot better when tide is coming in - the tide wasn't working right with my sleeping schedule (I just didn't feel like waking up around 7am to get out there a couple of hours after low tide)

Saturday:  
4 hours - 12 keepers  observed a lot more females showing up now.

Sunday:
3.5 hrs - 12 keepers   Approx 50/50 split of M to F.  (kept a couple of large females - was torn on this, since I didn't keep a single one yet to this point in the season - I actually double checked the MA regs to make sure I could keep I was so torn on it)


I'm heading down at least one more time the last weekend of Sept.  I'll at least put in a few hours to see if anything is still around... but I'm not expecting much Smiley



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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 01:53:04 PM »

thanks for the report and pictures
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 03:54:50 PM »

Awesome report!
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 05:33:06 PM »

my pictures are all squished!! Shocked
re-uploaded - now they aren't orientated correctly - but nice a big Cheesy
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