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Old 02-18-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Where do you guys usually hook your fiddler crabs? Last time I got them when i hooked them they'd die. Where do i put it so they're still kicking?

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Old 02-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #2
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good question.
i guess thats why ive never used them???
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:35 PM   #3
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Just like fishing a blue crab, fiddlers should be hooked in the side of the shell. I try to hook them thru the back and out a leg hole. They seem to kick for a bit this way.

But remember these are air breathing critters not like blue crabs. They will drown after a few minutes.

If they are lasting more than 10 minutes you are in the wrong place!!

Also you may want to try hooking two or three at a time on the hook if you are after mondo sheeps or reds.

This is not a scientific verified fact, only the experience of an old fart.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:59 PM   #4
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i hook 'm behind the leg (on the side actually) that way they stay alive and happy...very happy.
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