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Old 01-17-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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looking to go wed. weather looks good, do you think all the rain will make it bad crabing,

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Old 01-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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CR crabbing is fairly tolerant to rain compared to some other bays, but with the rivers at near record levels this weekend I think I'd find something else to do.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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Full moon? I'd definitely find some other activity.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:10 PM   #4
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I chartered a trip for some friends last week - limits and some nice big crab. I was out of town so couldn't take them out.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #5
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You have too much fresh water. All the crab will go out to sea or you will have to crab deep ie over 40 feet
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:32 PM   #6
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My daughter and I went out 2 hours before high tide today. Nobody around ... a little windy and a little foggy, but we had all our gear and she is only home from college for a couple more days so we headed out. Found bouy 22, headed west a couple hundred yards ... headed in to 35' and dropped our string of six danielsons laced with cheap chicken. Doodled around for a half hour and started pulling pots. All I can say is crabbing is good. We were 6 short of our 2 limits on the first round. By the time we pulled them a second time it was high slack and I think someone rang the dinner bell, because there was 10-15 keepers in every trap.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:56 PM   #7
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Great report!
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:34 PM   #8
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Would have thought too much fresh water now, but what do I know?
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:40 AM   #9
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I'm headed out is AM.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:58 AM   #10
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Thanks for the report- always a great time when your kids are home from school- great job!
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:32 PM   #11
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #12
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:01 AM   #13
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It was very good for us. We had two limits+ in two pulls with three Pots. Some people got none but they looked to be working the wrong area. We had Tuna and fresh springer heads for bait.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:08 AM   #14
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What makes for a right area?
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:32 AM   #15
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It was very good for us. We had two limits+ in two pulls with three Pots. Some people got none but they looked to be working the wrong area. We had Tuna and fresh springer heads for bait.
Thanks porscheguy, wanted to make sure my day wasn't a fluke. Thinking about going again on Sunday.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #16
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Hit it today at about 4 hours before high slack. The first attempt lasted about 10 minutes. As soon as we cleared the basin we were in 5-6 ft rollers with a gnarly SW wind. 3 minutes later a huge waved broke over the top of the boat, followed shortly by 2 more. I was actually having fun, but I knew that pulling pots was going to be impossible. We had 3 people with us that had never been crabbing before, and they were starting to look slightly concerned, as in turning various shades of green or white.
We decided to hit Buoy 9 for breakfast and give it a while to calm down.
At 1100 we tried again in "only" a 3-4 ft chop. Dropped 9 pots between the flagpole and buoy 22. Wound up getting the snot beat out of us for 34 crab of so-so size. If we could've kept working the 22 area we probably would've limited with 60, but it was 5 ft alternating rollers and breakers out there, and nobody was really diggin' it.
Only saw 1 other boat, and no commercial traffic came over the bar in the 4 hours we were out there, which is very unusual.

Oh, yeah, for the first time ever we lost a pot. I won't get into how I think it happened, but if anybody happens to find a Protoco pot with a big yellow buoy in that area, I'd really like to get it back, and I'll cough up a reward for your trouble.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:13 PM   #17
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I lost my first pot ever between thursday and friday. Friday I found that some of my pots had washed almost a mile towards te ocean. Found all but one also a Proto blue bouy kinda faded orange/white can't remember what teh other bouys looked like but there should be at least two if not three bouys on the line with 100' of leaded line. if there is a yellow bouy on it that on ewill have my info on it maybe faded though
I also will post up a reward for its return.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:26 PM   #18
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We tried again. Put in at 11:30 for a 1:54 High. Wound up with 34 for 9 pots. Still pretty good, but there is alot of water. The water I brought home isn't really very salty. Learned that when there is that much water in the river it turns around at High ... there is no slack ...we almost lost our pots Oh well, fun ride !
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #19
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Went out today around 8:30 with 6 pots dropped them inside the North jettie in about 30' of water had shad and some salmon heads from last year. Pulled them twice about a hour soak each time, ended with 15 crab. Not a great day but enough for dinner.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:50 PM   #20
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We were in the water leaving the Hammond dock about 11:45. We were back at the dock about 2:15. We fished about mid way between bouys 22 & 20 in 35'-40' .

Conditions seemed pretty calm with good visibility. We ended up with 19 keepers with 3 pots (need more pots)

Freezer burned salmon did all the catching today. Only got 1 keeper on chicken.

There was one commercial operator that we saw picking the flourescent orange/chartreuse buoys.

We could see breaking waves further down towards the south jetty but things were pretty calm around us.
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