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Where to get crab? #13735441 10/19/20 01:31 AM
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Did real well with some frozen crab from bucc ees. I have always heard frozen crab is the last type you should get. Going to try to crab near where I am fishing next time, to get fresh bait. For those that take blue crab for reds, where do you and how much is it? I have seen somewhere a long time ago about someone getting whole crabs from fiesta grocery store. At stores are they usually fresh, not frozen?

Re: Where to get crab? [Re: TexasRN55] #13735517 10/19/20 03:05 AM
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Call different bait shops otherwise you can look at seafood markets like Paul's seafood in Port Aransas. I just use a crab trap and chicken necks and collect my own. No more than 5% of your take can be under 5 inches. The rest must be 5 inches from point to point on the carapace-which are the points on the right and left sides that stick out so bring a ruler to measure. Even a just legal crab is great bait for reds. A good size red will crush and run with it. I usually just go close to where I am fishing and set out a couple of traps around piers or structure , get my rods ready, check the traps and use what I catch to fish with. Often on the big crabs I cut them in half and put them on a circle hook from 5/0 to 9/0. Red and big black drum will find them if they are around! Don't worry, something almost always hits them in a short time. If the pinfish pick them clean then just put the other half on!

Re: Where to get crab? [Re: TexasRN55] #13736229 10/19/20 10:29 PM
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There's probably a joke to be made here about seedy roadside adult movie theaters...

Re: Where to get crab? [Re: TexasRN55] #13736345 10/20/20 12:14 AM
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Seapony Bait and Tackle in Winnie has crab usually year around.

Re: Where to get crab? [Re: TexasRN55] #13739353 10/22/20 03:02 AM
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Just about any fresh cut bait will catch reds. Save the crabs for the Big Uglies.


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Re: Where to get crab? [Re: TexasRN55] #13739377 10/22/20 03:32 AM
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Just about any fresh cut bait will catch reds. Save the crabs for the Big Uglies.


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Re: Where to get crab? [Re: TexasRN55] #13744818 10/27/20 12:32 AM
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Yeah, atx ben: We used to call crabs "Mechanized Dandruff"! IslandJim


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There's probably a joke to be made here about seedy roadside adult movie theaters...


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