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Topic: Dummies Guide to Crabbing  (Read 5492 times)

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goguygo

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This is a really great tool! Thanks for sharing it.
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Very nice presentation! Thank you so much for sharing! Just in time when I want to try crabbing at Shelter Cove.

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Very nice presentation! Thank you so much for sharing! Just in time when I want to try crabbing at Shelter Cove.

Mason
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Just double check the regs on "escape rings"; didnt have a chance to update the guide with the new updates
The one who dies with the most toys, WINS!



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Very nice presentation! Thank you so much for sharing! Just in time when I want to try crabbing at Shelter Cove.

Mason
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Just double check the regs on "escape rings"; didnt have a chance to update the guide with the new updates

Crabbing is LAME!!!
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Very nice presentation! Thank you so much for sharing! Just in time when I want to try crabbing at Shelter Cove.

Mason
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Just double check the regs on "escape rings"; didnt have a chance to update the guide with the new updates

Crabbing is LAME!!!

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It's exhilarating . 
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goguygo

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Thanks for sharing this. Very helpful to me.  :smt003


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Glad this is still up - I am brand new and this was great info!


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Haha. I’ve been crabbing (from piers and shore) for over 30 years. After reading that, I STILL learned a few new things!!


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Very nice presentation! Thank you so much for sharing! Just in time when I want to try crabbing at Shelter Cove.

Mason
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Just double check the regs on "escape rings"; didnt have a chance to update the guide with the new updates

Crabbing is LAME!!!

 :smt005  :smt005

It's exhilarating .
Getting spooled by a fat dungeoness is epic......
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Thanks for the tutorial! Great info!


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What are some strategies to handle the extra line. I was dropping my pot in 35 foot of water and had 100 foot of rope. I marked off 50’ish feet for swell and tide but didn’t know what the to do with the extra 50 feet.  I ended up coiling the excess and zip tying it 5 feet from the bouy.

I didn’t want to have 100 feet of rope in 35 foot of water.




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What are some strategies to handle the extra line. I was dropping my pot in 35 foot of water and had 100 foot of rope. I marked off 50Â’ish feet for swell and tide but didnÂ’t know what the to do with the extra 50 feet.  I ended up coiling the excess and zip tying it 5 feet from the bouy.

I didnÂ’t want to have 100 feet of rope in 35 foot of water.
Zip ties or wrap and knotting it can work as long as water is calmer.  Waves pushing on buoy can pull line out of a zip tie.  Just like a small danileson pot can walk away on each lift of a wave and move your pot.  If you do not have lead line you can use weights similar to these.  You can run your line through them.  I put them 10-15 Ft under buoy to pull line straight down.  There are more expensive weights but that seemed to costly at $15 each. 

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What are some strategies to handle the extra line. I was dropping my pot in 35 foot of water and had 100 foot of rope. I marked off 50Â’ish feet for swell and tide but didnÂ’t know what the to do with the extra 50 feet.  I ended up coiling the excess and zip tying it 5 feet from the bouy.

I didnÂ’t want to have 100 feet of rope in 35 foot of water.
Zip ties or wrap and knotting it can work as long as water is calmer.  Waves pushing on buoy can pull line out of a zip tie.  Just like a small danileson pot can walk away on each lift of a wave and move your pot.  If you do not have lead line you can use weights similar to these.  You can run your line through them.  I put them 10-15 Ft under buoy to pull line straight down.  There are more expensive weights but that seemed to costly at $15 each. 



So if your line is leaded, is there still need of tying it down or using leaded weights?
I'm assuming it wouldn't hurt.


G-Whiz

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What are some strategies to handle the extra line. I was dropping my pot in 35 foot of water and had 100 foot of rope. I marked off 50’ish feet for swell and tide but didn’t know what the to do with the extra 50 feet.  I ended up coiling the excess and zip tying it 5 feet from the bouy.

I didn’t want to have 100 feet of rope in 35 foot of water.


The optimum method would be to divide the line into 2 50' shots; this way you can run a single shot when fishing 40' or less depths and then add the other 50' shot if you run 70'-85' depths. If you really wanna get technical in your depth, 1-50' & 2-25' shoots; then you have more flexibility.

Now if you do not want to cut your line up, "Weaving" the weight to the line is the correct method for installing those weights; easier on the hand (and a puller) when retrieving....

The one who dies with the most toys, WINS!



DG

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So if your line is leaded, is there still need of tying it down or using leaded weights?
I'm assuming it wouldn't hurt.
If the line sinks and is not a boat hazard you donÂ’t need to add weights.
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2017 DOTY 2 biggest fish awards
2016 DOTY 2nd place / 4 biggest fish awards
2016 Triton X - 2nd place
2016 Triton Open - Biggest Lingcod
2014 DOTY - 1 biggest fish award