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Old 08-31-2020, 08:40 AM   #5
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Default Re: Crab Pot

Originally Posted by deptrai View Post
Why are these only attached with the rope at one point? How do you make sure it lands on the bottom right side up? I've recently acquired one and I slowly let it sink to the bottom, then let out a bunch of line and give it a good tug to hopefully pull it right side up on the bottom. This trap consistently performs worse than my $15 Danielson traps. What am I missing?

The Danielsons is a great pot as long as they don't get sucked away by the current due to being light. As for side tying. I don't think it matters if it lands on the top or bottom since the crab come in from the sides. Half of my traps are set up with a single side tie and they work fine and pull much easier and the access door on top is easier to access as well.

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