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Old 03-15-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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I caught about 3 dozen qaurter sized peeler crabs was wondering if they would be good for sheepshead? I know they work good for reds. It what else?
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Favorite bait for striped bass up in the Chesapeake, I bet the hybrids up in the deltas would suck those puppies right down. I've caught pompano on crab before.
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Reds and Black drum will certainly eat them of course but have to admit I haven't tried a small blue crab for sheepies before. I have no doubt they would work for them though.
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Reds and Black drum will certainly eat them of course but have to admit I haven't tried a small blue crab for sheepies before. I have no doubt they would work for them though.
So a peeler crab is just a small blue crab? Maybe I'm calling em by the wrong name cause they look nothing like a blue crab they are more flat and rounded
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a peeler crab is the stage right before they shed...

got a pic of what you have?
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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fish4fun! your crabs would be excellent bait for Reds and specs! I would think the Sheephead would hit themn if yourig was set up right.
go for it and let us know how you do.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #7
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No pics but whatever they were the sheepies loved em. I'll take some pics next time I go catch em
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