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#12831513 - 07/17/18 12:40 PM Freshwater crab
wh2004 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/17/10
Posts: 2368
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Kids found a crab under a rock at Hubbard Creek lake in Breckenridge the other day. I had never seen or heard of a freshwater crab before so I emailed a picture to TPWD. Received a prompt reply stating that their Abilene Fisheries department identified it as a Harris crab and they have been introduced into several lakes in my area including possum kingdom. I thought it was pretty interesting.

#12831608 - 07/17/18 02:12 PM Re: Freshwater crab [Re: wh2004]
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Big Sexy

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25911
Loc: Weatherford
I've found the in a bunch of lakes out here.
Hubbard Creek, PK, Ivie, Texoma.

Interesting find, but not that uncommon.
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#12832256 - 07/17/18 10:10 PM Re: Freshwater crab [Re: wh2004]
sliding by Online   content

Registered: 08/22/07
Posts: 157
Granbury too. Look like the crabs you see at night on the beach.

#12832262 - 07/17/18 10:13 PM Re: Freshwater crab [Re: wh2004]
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7671
Loc: Albany
Hubbard Creek is full of them. With the lake low just turn over any large recently submerged tree limb or rock. Some get a little bigger than a silver dollar

#12841382 - 07/25/18 11:59 AM Re: Freshwater crab [Re: wh2004]
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 2117
Loc: Dallas, Tx
I'm wondering 2 things...

First, would they make good catfish bait? Crawfish and shrimp are great bait so I don't see why not.

Second, is it legal to use them for bait?

#12841899 - 07/25/18 06:03 PM Re: Freshwater crab [Re: wh2004]

Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 36
Loc: Kaufman, TX
Put up the craw baits and break out your crab baits!!!

#12843126 - 07/26/18 04:18 PM Re: Freshwater crab [Re: wh2004]
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Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 227
Loc: Houston, TX, USA

Edited by Skavatar (07/26/18 04:19 PM)

#12843841 - 07/27/18 08:20 AM Re: Freshwater crab [Re: wh2004]
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#12849675 - 08/01/18 12:15 PM Re: Freshwater crab [Re: wh2004]
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 2221
Loc: SW Okla
Holy moly - Wiki says there's about 1,300 species of them!

#12857127 - 08/07/18 10:13 PM Re: Freshwater crab [Re: wh2004]
Chuck72 Offline

Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 191
Loc: Robert Lee, Tx
A game warden told me they are impacting the crawdad populations, haven't seen any data to support that.
I actually throw a DOA crab with good success.
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