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depends on where and what the tide is doing. I typically shorten my ropes to 25 feet if crabbing the main part of the bay. The water in there is 10-14 feet deep.

along the road I use the full 50.

If the tide is ripping, I use the full 50.
 

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35' of 5/8" diameter poly. I find the larger diameter helps to give something for my hands to grab onto when pulling.

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50' will work great!
 

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Charles,

35 - 50 ft is just fine. Depending on where and when I will often use double bouys.

If alot of water is moving I have seen traps get swept done the middle to the mouth at times.

Call me if you want some pointers, been cvrabbing that bay for almost 20 yrs.
 

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Use 50 feet and put a weight down the line about 15 feet to pull the rope under the surface of the water. It's a safe length to use when the tide is running fast and the weights will make the longer rope length stay away from prop's.

Have fun! Mark
 

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I changed all my traps to leaded line and it works really good. no worry of tangle with prop or pump.bought at sportsman show last year.

mike s.
 

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Thanks Steve and others, I have crabbed the Puget Sound but am looking forward to trying my luck down here.


Charles,

35 - 50 ft is just fine. Depending on where and when I will often use double bouys.

If alot of water is moving I have seen traps get swept done the middle to the mouth at times.

Call me if you want some pointers, been cvrabbing that bay for almost 20 yrs.
 
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