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« on: June 21, 2021, 03:31:45 PM »

Anyone that has gone night crabbing before - do you bother using any traps or lines to add to your potential catches?  Or just simply walk around in waders looking to come across crabs that are on the move themselves.  I'm so used to always using some traps or lines to help attract crabs, my instinct is to bring it but I don't want to overly complicate a crabbing trip out at dusk/night.

I'm looking to give it a try this summer (next week?)  and looking for any tips or suggestions.

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 09:18:04 PM »

A few years back , Ron set a string of traps & marked his floats with glow sticks & caught the same as he does during the day , it was a pretty cool video
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2021, 09:47:15 AM »

When we were kids, we'd go out at night with a searchlight and scap the swimmers off the surface..
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2021, 08:52:43 PM »

Please post your results , I'd be interested to see how you did
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2021, 09:13:25 PM »

looks like I'm just gonna have to wing it one of these nights Cheesy
I'll post results for sure.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2021, 06:51:04 AM »

looks like I'm just gonna have to wing it one of these nights Cheesy
I'll post results for sure.


All the videos Iíve seen people are just wading with a good flashlight and net. Looks like low tide is the way to go. I havenít tried it yet but when Iíve fished at night wading out on the beach Iíve seen tones of sand crabs and calico crabs running around Iím sure blue crab behave the same.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2021, 11:33:02 PM »

I did a test run with my wadders in the area that I typically crab it was way too muddy - and difficult for me to navigate during the day, nevermind at night.  I'm going to have to find another spot to go else the area I'll be able to crab in will be quite limited.

I'm waiting for the tides to shift for low tide to hit around 9-10pm.  I should be able to go early next week to give it a try.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2021, 09:50:42 AM »

Great question... Make sure you have some headlights for the ole noggin or you may not be able to see what you're getting.  Last time I was out in the beast I got about 60 in all.  Some were swimmers, some were on hand lines and most of them were in the shallows during the low tide, I scooped them off the bottom
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