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Old 05-09-2018, 08:32 PM   #1
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What’s a good place this time of year to head out with my yarn and chicken necks to catch a few crabs.


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this otta b intrestin. i was thinkin bout cervantes and pace but i don no
if they take chikn necks.

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this otta b intrestin. i was thinkin bout cervantes and pace but i don no

if they take chikn necks.



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I usually crab at oriole beach pier. The big Sabine looks like a good spot


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There are a couple of great spots in Pensacola sound, on the Gulf Breeze side. I've even set up on the pier at shoreline park just after the sun starts to peek up & pulled up 2 or 3 at a time. Anywhere with a good cover of seagrass will be full of 'em.
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...and FYI, just in case anybody needs a few cheap traps - Wallyworld has these things marked down to 98¢. I ordered 4 of them last month. Look & feel like I should get at least 2-3 years out of them.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/South-Ben...-Trap/16877532
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do yall think they would work on 3mb?
i think i might order some from wallyworld

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Probably be fine on the bridge, just need plenty of rope. I picked up a new roll of line from Gulf Breeze bait & tackle for mine, 'cause the line that came with the traps is a little risky.

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Do you really want to catch some crabs? Try a better trap and you will have much better results. I grew up using ring nets off piers and chicken necks on string with dip net, but they really don't fill coolers like one of these crab traps:

https://www.brunsonnet.com/index.cfm...category_id=57
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...and FYI, just in case anybody needs a few cheap traps - Wallyworld has these things marked down to 98¢. I ordered 4 of them last month. Look & feel like I should get at least 2-3 years out of them.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/South-Bend...-Trap/16877532
How does this trap work, it does not have "throats" like I am used to.
I figured it out, I guess this is a type of trap that one must check every 30 minutes.

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How does this trap work, it does not have "throats" like I am used to
Tom - I believe it is a glorified ring-trap in a way. I think it is supposed to lay open while soaking with bait and then "snap" closed when you retrieve in attempts to trap the crabs in there just before you pull it up.

It is not a trap where crabs crawl in but cannot get back out with throats like you are familiar with.
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