DONLAUNDRYSWA· SELDOM FISH
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Is it legal to use Blue Crab for Redfish? Seems like a waist of Blue Crab...What do you think?
Is there a link where i can see a pic of the fish?Reds love crabs. The world record 94lb 2oz red was caught on a blue crab
Gulf Coast seafood in FWB usually has live blues but they are pretty big ones.Does anyone carry them ?
I would like to know the answer to this one, as well.
1st: Remove the pinchers, this will stop them from burying in the grass and make them easier to eat.
I learned this from the guys over at Jax as well.A friend used a guide out of JAX and he kept crabs cold in his garage frig. that made them slow and easy to handle. He broke off the legs and pichers. Then pulled off the top shell and quartered the crab with a big knife. Then hooked crab pieces thru the leg hole for small reds and whole crab no legs crab for the Big ones. Said it worked great...
Most seafood markets have them alive on ice or in bags in the freezer. If they are alive and have any legs they will get you hung up. I catch my own with a dip net around any structure. Use a shovel and cut them in half don't remove any legs or pinchers run the hook thru a leg hole and burry it. Fish the bottom around any structure. You will catch more black drums in shallow water and more reds in deeper water using crabs.