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post #7 of Old 06-22-2018
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Re: Crab Pots, friend or foe

Foe

You’ve obviously never wrapped a Prop with one.

Your observations are spot on except:

Some areas like the Pawtuxet they are in 15 ft. Look tomorrow as you leave Solomon’s to enter the Chessie. There are hundreds on the north shore and point. Yes they usually signify shallower water...but 6 ft is not at all close to universal. Many in the northern Chesapeake are in water close to 15 ft.

Crab pots should all be neon colors like yellow, orange . Which numnut crabber does blend in green or even black. You can’t see them. And if there are whitecaps the pots are hard to see in any color...especially going with the wind.

Yes they usually lay them in a line, however some crabber seems obnoxiously scew the line sometimes just to be different.

Current areas , not usually the Chesapeake can have a crazy aff3ct where the line/ float is. It overrides the wind So you travel along expecting the bouy to be downwind at its length to the wind......but the current takes the float in the opposite direction. Therefore the line is no5 where you think it is.

Repeat after me : CRABPOTS ARE NOT MY FRIEND 🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀😈😈😈😈😈😈⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬👹🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪


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