Here's an economical way to catch crabs.
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Things you need
- Onion Mesh Bags
- Dip Or Fish Nets With Long Handle
- Raw Chicken Or Chicken Necks
- Crabbing Gloves
- Boating Ropes Or Fish Line
- Fishing Weights
- Lead Weights
- Rulers Or Measuring Stick
Tie fishing weights to an onion mesh bag. You can also use large weights that won't fall out.
Place raw chicken in bag with weights. Chicken necks are especially good.
Attach long fishing rope or line to bag.
Drop bag in water from dock or pier, holding on to the line.
Wait a while or until you feel tugs. Crab claws get caught in mesh.
Pull the bag from the water.
Hold the bag over an empty pail.
Snip the bag with scissors to release crabs into the pail.
Measure crabs and throw back any undersized crabs.
Retrieve your fishing weights to use again.
Dispose of the mesh bag in a trashcan.
Tips and warnings
- Learn and obey state and local laws regarding licenses, crabbing season, times to crab, limits to the number of crabs taken, and crab-size restrictions.