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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by redrumfish View Post
    .... Why do you guys let them sit so long?
    I leave mine thru-out November then return and a pull with different crew for their limits.

    Multi day soak yield this and more.





    Quote Originally Posted by LONO100 View Post
    .. . I think if the DFW is helpless to stop it,
    I've never seen them in a boat during crab season.
    They're not helpless because there's no money checking buoy against fishing license numbers. Money is at the ramps checking for undersized, over limits and/or no fishing license citations.
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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    I will most likely avoid opening day, but I will definitely be out there, pot poachers be damned. Last year they found most of my pots but I still managed to hit my limits. I will also be dropping a shrimp pot for the first time to see how that goes.

    It's a shame that hardly anyone follows the fisherman's code and there are scumbags out there raiding pots and leaving beer cans. I think if the DFW is helpless to stop it, we honest fisherman have to look out for each other's gear. I will most definitely be dropping in and calling out any suspicious activity while I am out on the water this year.

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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by C U FISHING View Post
    ... Last year we didn’t get much and top it off lost 2 brand new setup ($300 ) MIA. Wish all good luck and cross our fingers for good weather.

    If I remember right, you dropped in or near the Estero? If so you should drop further out and away from areas that are not heavily populated with pots. Best of luck.
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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    Will be camping at Doran again this year for the opening. Hope this year will be better than last year. Last year we didn’t get much and top it off lost 2 brand new setup ($300 ) MIA. Wish all good luck and cross our fingers for good weather.

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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    Going to tomales for the third year. Usually pull the pots every hour or so. Move them if needed. Why do you guys let them sit so long?

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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    I plan on going out of hmb for the opener. The poachers there are horrible. Someone said last year that they pulled their pots and had no crab but did have an empty beer can.
    We plan on going to bodega over Thanksgiving. Staying at the rv park. Should be fun

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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    Plan on going outa bodega opening week probably Tuesday/ Wednesday

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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    Not dropping on opening day but will during the opening week, WX permitting. my plan is to drop,go Rockfishing for 3-4hrs then pull a trap or two, enough for a meal.
    I'll rebait and let the traps soak for a couple of days then bring a crew out to harvest.

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    BTW it appears that not many on Sniffer go crabbing .
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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    Veteran of the Bodega opener for 25 years, I now avoid it like the plague. I’m camping at Doran m-f and it is much more pleasant and relaxing. Hit me up if you see me, I have been following your posts for a few. 18’ silver/blue Alumaweld intruder.

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    Re: Crabbing 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by DBoardfox View Post
    ... The real problem with crabbing these days are poachers. out of our 7 traps usually we have two that have been poached every trip.
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    On my first year of crabbing, I lost 5 of 9 brand new traps with rope, weights and buoys. Since then I've dropped further from the launch ramps and away from rockfishing route and haven't lost a trap but have had traps raided.

    This year I plan to drop in deeper waters and hopefully eliminate or at least minimize being raided.
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