Got crabs?

rogerdodger
rogerdodger
The big wind&rain storm that we have been enjoying took Monday off, light winds and mostly sunny, so I had a feeling there would be good crab to be found in CoosBay, and I was right.

heading out fully loaded- I carry 2 full size pots- a regular Danielson box trap and under it, a 32" round ProMar that collapses flat, this keeps their weight low on the kayak,. Both traps have an extra 3 pounds of weight on the bottom to keep them solidly on the bottom.

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this is about as loaded as the ProMar has ever been, ended up having 4 solid keepers and 2 soft keepers that I tossed back.

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anything soft or under 6" went back, Three of my limit were 7"+.

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I'm about 100 yards from the chip tanker (wide angle GoPro). The tanker makes almost no wake but the tug boat in front of it tossed a set of 5' rollers that I 'shred' head on, they could roll a kayak like mine hitting from the side.

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Gulfstream
I am supprised that there are still softies.Good haul!
 
hobster
hobster
Awesome!
 
00Swede
00Swede
Nice! That ProMar was loaded. Not considering cost, if you could only use one trap, which one of those would you choose?
 
rogerdodger
rogerdodger
00Swede;n611373 said:
Nice! That ProMar was loaded. Not considering cost, if you could only use one trap, which one of those would you choose?

the ProMar for sure if I am checking it regularly, it has 3 ramps that the crab can get into real fast. But occasionally, a door sticks open, not a problem unless the bait runs out.

So if I am leaving a trap for a long soak while I fish, the Danielson box trap would be my choice, more room inside and almost no chance of a door getting stuck open. (I wrap about 4" of 1/4" lead around the bottom of each door, keeps them closed real good. I started doing that after I dropped my GoPro with a pot to see what was going on.)
 
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