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Catching Crabs from shore

What methods work the best to catch crabs in The Sea of Cortez. Although, I am sure what works one place will work other places. I am talking about catching them from shore not diving for them.
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Catching Crabs from shore

this might be completely wrong ( I live in New England) but I''m guessing that crabs are sort of alike. When I go crabbing here on the east coast I tie a chicken leg to a length of twine and drop her in the water. Let is stay there for 5-10 miutes and then slowly pull it in. Then have a pole with a wire net ready to scoop up the crabs that have grabbed onto the chicken leg flesh
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Thanks. I''ll try it. I also heard about putting chicken in a nylon stocking and the crabs grab on and get caught.
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I see kids on the dock in Newport catching crabs with pieces of string with any type of meat attached. Seems that once the crab grabs on he doesn''t want to let it go. Good luck.
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You can use a fresh fish-head that you''ve saved. Tie your string to the middle of a nail and thread it through the mouth of the head. It''ll come out the back and the nail will act like a toggle to hold the head on your line and be a bit of a sinker to keep it on the bottom.
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Catching Crabs from shore

A chicken neck works great also...been using those since I was a toddler.

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I believe that crabs are scavengers and will eat just about anything dead.
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For catching crabs in the Sea of Cortez use the chicken on a string but make sure you season it with chili powder The other way is a triangle trap with a can of sardines wired to the bottom and holes punched in it the smell drives them wild. Oh the triangle trap is a one foot square bottom and four triangle sides with a four string pull and a ring attached to one triangle at the top to make it close when you haul it in.
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The other way is to hang out in bars full of after dark girls in San Felipe
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On the Chesapeake, we used to call it "chicken necking", after the bait. The crab will stay on the chicken unless you raise it out of the water, so if you use a net, get it low in the water.
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