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Topic: Family Crabbig!  (Read 189 times)

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Johny23

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This is gonna be my first time taking the kids and the wife crabbing.  Was planning going early morning in Pacifica pier and set my a hoop net and a snare.  What is the best bait to use & is there any law or something that I should know?

Also bringing some ghost shrimp ( missed the low tide so only kept 8. 3 dead and 5 alive, most have to let go because they are tiny.) in case the crabbing sucks.

If that doesnít work, Iím eyeing HMB.

So any suggestion for the first time adventurer?

Regards


Herb Superb

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2 lines per person. I think underhand throwing only. And YES, you can keep female crabs


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Anything fresh and meaty makes a good bait for dungeness. Popular options are squid, anchovies, chicken, herring or mackerel. Chopping or grinding releases more scent. I don't like paying for bait, so I usually use herring or the carcasses of whatever fish I've been catching recently. Seems to work quite well.