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« on: July 23, 2021, 07:02:44 AM »

Question for the guys & girls who use crab pots...

How often do you clean your pots? I'm somewhat new to this, I've always just used hand traps & handlined before this year.

I have a couple pots out since early July, they've been producing pretty well for me, but are getting grass around the openings & the pull lines are getting a little slimey. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing? Last pull wasn't as great as usual, but there are also a lot more pots in my spots lately, so not sure if this is a result of them getting grassy or other factors in play.

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 08:46:34 AM »

Dirty is bad. They start getting a smell to em the crabs donít like. Pull em, hit them with a power washer, and you should be good. If you donít have a power washer then let them sit out in the sun a couple hot, sunny days then hit the dry stuff with a brush.
The dirtier our commercial pots get the less we catch.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 12:02:59 PM »

Dirty is bad. They start getting a smell to em the crabs donít like. Pull em, hit them with a power washer, and you should be good. If you donít have a power washer then let them sit out in the sun a couple hot, sunny days then hit the dry stuff with a brush.
The dirtier our commercial pots get the less we catch.
I quit using a pressure washer years ago.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 07:06:33 PM »

You want them clean...2 days in the sun will kill everything, or sprayed with a bleach solution...Don't wait till they're filthy, easier to get them clean before you can't identify its a pot...lol
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