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Old 09-01-2020, 08:04 PM   #9
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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 way to put these pots out is throw out buoys until all line is out then drop pot overboard. They are easier to pull as you are pulling them up on its side VS flat. Less surface area is your friend.
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