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#12377034 - 08/08/17 04:44 AM Is this a legal crabbing method?
mudbelly Offline
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Registered: 07/19/07
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I had some friends who rigged a sort of trot line in the surf. Two PVC poles with a line and drops with a chicken neck tied on. you wade out and scoop them up. I don't see anything in the regs that mentions this. Is it legal?

For info my friends returned all females and undersize to the water.

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#12377070 - 08/08/17 06:51 AM Re: Is this a legal crabbing method? [Re: mudbelly]
Bob Landry Offline
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Baited drops with no hooks are legal with no restrictions that I could find.
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#12377075 - 08/08/17 06:55 AM Re: Is this a legal crabbing method? [Re: mudbelly]
mudbelly Offline
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Thanks!

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#12377112 - 08/08/17 07:30 AM Re: Is this a legal crabbing method? [Re: mudbelly]
TroyKing Offline
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My boys are wanting to go crabbing...could you provide some details how this line was set, and where in the surf to place it....sounds interesting.
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#12377130 - 08/08/17 07:51 AM Re: Is this a legal crabbing method? [Re: mudbelly]
mudbelly Offline
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They said two pvc poles driven in the sand just over waist deep in surf, a line with drops tied between but the drops are short and not on the bottom. crab swims up and grabs chicken neck and you scoop him with a landing net. Said they threw back lots of females with eggs.

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#12377207 - 08/08/17 08:59 AM Re: Is this a legal crabbing method? [Re: mudbelly]
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The only thing I saw in the regulations book that would make me cautious of this method is the following: "Methods and devices not listed here are not legal for use in Texas".
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#12377209 - 08/08/17 08:59 AM Re: Is this a legal crabbing method? [Re: mudbelly]
mudbelly Offline
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Registered: 07/19/07
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Good point.

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#12377549 - 08/08/17 01:17 PM Re: Is this a legal crabbing method? [Re: mudbelly]
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Registered: 04/28/15
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Loc: Highland Village, Texas
Stick and String are Legal in Texas, as long as you adhere to the size of the Crab and the Male/Female. limits

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#12377561 - 08/08/17 01:28 PM Re: Is this a legal crabbing method? [Re: Chiprat]
sae Online   content
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Registered: 06/12/17
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I don't know if it is or a'int but years ago my girls and I caught a mess , only die ia I used rebar .

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