Well, continued success to all of you crabbers, thanks for the replies.
K.K., glad to hear you are doing good. Hope to compare our catches one of these days. Toxic Waste is back so we will be heading out to try our luck any day.
Mackerel... a nice oily fish that puts out alot of scent.
heard of some guys with 3 pots pulling out a sack of 80... and didnt have to measure. Said you just knew it was legal, and the others they would of had to measure they tossed over.
Old discarded/frozen Cabezone and/or Greenling heads works for me.
Last edited by Fish_R_Us; 11-11-2010 at 03:04 PM.
Thanks to all.
I will try the tips you have suggested. Looks like a good opener so far this year.
Good luck to you.
when we keep a striper, after we clean+fillet we save the remains in a bag and throw it in the freezer. crab bait for next time
chicken seems to be the best bait for me so far. its cheap and its easy to get. but i also love to use salmon heads from the asian stores and they usually go for about a dollar per pound. salmon head seems to work REALLY good too. always use a bait cage for the sea lions, but even still they seem to get through to the bait. i usually try to zip tie the cage on every single corner and middle.
Don't know of the legalities, but the last time I cleaned up on crabs.
We used nothing but jack rabbits. Cheap and easy.
I've only been crabbing a few times and the few times that I've gone have been too pull the pots up. But the guy I went with was using fish heads he had gotten from some fishery. He would put a few in the pot and let it soak for about 2 weeks, sometimes 4.
Anyways the times I did go out with him we caught our limit each time. there were 3 of us. 30 crabs. I had to give most of mine away...I could only eat so much crab!