Crabbing


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Old 03-14-07, 09:05 AM
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Crabbing

Folks:
I recently retired and want to try crabbing. I bought ten used crab traps that need to be re strung. I tried 1/8 nylon on the doors but the nylon is hard
to keep knoted with a clove hitch. What type and size string would you guys recommend? Also I would like to use a 200ft. trot line .What type and size
string would you recommend? I hope to crab in the chesapeake bay. I would
appreciate all suggestions. Thank you in advance
Ron
 
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Old 03-14-07, 11:12 AM
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Hi Ron, we've gone crabbing in the Chesapeake bay and also the Jersey shore and I think we just used polyester rope about 1/4" or so thick. Poly's very strong and knots easy. I like to use fisherman's knots too, since they don't come out (at least not easily). Don't know anything about trot lines though, sorry.
 
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Old 03-14-07, 11:43 AM
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What kind of traps? Can you provide a picture?
 
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Old 04-06-07, 03:14 AM
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Hey Ron, I just noticed this one while browsing around on a sleepless night. I do my crabbing on the Oregon coast, but I'd think a crab is a crab, is a crab. We use stainless wire to string 'em a lot around here. Works good, lasts a long time. That won't work on a ring, but does on traps.
 
 

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