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Old 01-23-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Are hermit crabs around the boat ramps this time of year?I am trying to find some to fish for sheapsheads.I had shrimp yesterday and had one bite the guy beside me had hermit crabs and caught seven sheapheads
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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cant find em. me and sunshine looked everywhere by sherman cove and nothing. not even any hermits
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:05 AM   #3
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just leave the hermits out of water for a while, they soon start to exit their shells, i have many in the freezer for my winter fishing, but only the soft ends, wrapped in clingfilm.
first i freeze the whole crab, then snap off the soft bit and wrap.
stuff em in the body of a squid, or just elastic 3--4 tails onto a set of 4/0s, seem to work just as well as peeler, but tends to fish better after a blow
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they chill in the shallow water by docks and pilings.
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