CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by alibabaCrabber » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:33 pm

wow looks like the tide have change finally u got the big one :drool:
yup put them in the fridge wld be the best way save lots of troubles..
for mud crabs they can stay alive for days without water.

sorry sidetrack abit ...yo tamban when ops ketam goin to start?
starting to miss our ketam island liow :lol:

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by ilurbtambans » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:42 pm

hahas same here :p jul 21st leh.. or ops durian :sweatdrop:

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by Peace » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:08 pm

Flower crabs are full aquatic crabs so they have trouble staying out of water unlike mud crabs. But given a cool and damp condition, they can stay alive without water for a few hours. Tap water is a no no.

Congrats on the improvement! :beer:

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by alibabaCrabber » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:22 am

july 21st i wrking leh hw to go...
best on weekends maybe we can do ops ketam durian together :D

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by dBs™ » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:00 am

Wow wow wow ... that's whole lots of flower crabs ... yummy ! :thumbsup:

Love those monstrous flower crabs ... the blue ones especially.
We ever landed one very huge one on surf rod ...
Steamed it ... it was so meaty ... heavenly taste ! :drool:


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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by drunkenchivas » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:32 pm

Hi please include me in the next crabbing session. would like to know more on how the crab would get stuck in the bamboo type net as it seems that the place at the bait got no cage or net to get it stuck.

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by limfish » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:10 pm

Heres how it works(ive done crabbing,my first cat was landed tht way,tht was before i discovered sakibi jigs could catch small fish :o )
1:when the crab is on the cage trap,it eats at the food(shad,selar,tamban,prawns....)
2:suddenly, the net is pullled up, trapping mr crabby
3:the crab is trapped untill the cage is hauled up :D
4:enjoy ur catches!
Note:safety is important,never let a crab pinch u, trust me, it took weeks for my thumb to heal*

*actually,there have been worse...lets just say i was stung by a peh tor at the hotboys kelong and my finger is swollen... :cry: owie :cry:
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by drunkenchivas » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:32 am

Oh man, i think i gotta join you guys for a session. dont really understand but i reckon both net n cage work as well as the other. but i most prob getting cages. how many of the cages are enough. i haven got bite by any fishes but i hate the mossies and the sand flies. my feet still damn itchy .....

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by Peace » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:36 pm

I think given time, most crabs would be able to get out of a bento trap while it's nearly impossible for it to escape from a caged trap, even for fishes. If you're leaving the trap over long hours unattended, caged traps will definitely be more effective. Setting up more traps definitely gives you increased chance of getting more crabs if they're spaced out.

Caged traps might be better overall but it is very bulky compared to the bento traps, so do you want fewer quality traps or more simple traps instead? That'll depend on the nature of your trip.

Welcome to HLF, drunkenchivas. :)

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by limfish » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:26 am

And welcome to the interesting world of crabbing :p
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by law » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:26 pm

welcome to HLF drunkenchivas! i'm a new crabber just like u! if u want to check out how the crab traps work, u can always drop by sembawang jetty in the weekends. I think sembawang jetty is never empty of crabbers haha! there are some laojiao uncles there that go daily, so u might catch them even if u go down on weekday evenings!

Oh and probably my last CR for the next few weeks cos have to report for work already ): Last venue checked out was.. api-api!

Lowest Tide at 630am and High Tide at 1130am. So was there at abt 9am plus (cannot wake up). Set up 3 cages at the bridge. Caught small flower crabs.

Then I remembered bro tamban talking about going to the mangroves. So decided to chiongsua abit and head into the swamps..
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Alright! My first big mud crab! Exciting sia, after all the small flower crabs.

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had a hard time tying it up.. damn scared the claws will come for my finger. hahaha.. any easy ways to tie up the crabs ah?

Anyway, i realized if i go to the swamps, there're a lot of rocks there that'll trap my cages. how to get around this problem ah? And lol, remember to wear shoes/boots/rubber booties.. cos my slippers got stuck in the mud and i got a 1xbig fall. :rant: haha, in the name of crabbing!

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by Peace » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:56 pm

That's a nice mud crab alright, all the mud treading did pay off. But do be careful when treading on mud, it can get very deep sometimes so you don't want to walk too fast and slip into a deep end. :nod: I think alibabacrabber and tamban uses cable tie as a quick alternative, make sure to use a pair of pliers to do it. :sweatdrop:

We hope to see your cr again when you're free to do some crabbing adventure, I believe this mud crab will keep your spirits up at work for the next few weeks. :D

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by alibabaCrabber » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:35 am

wow bro congrats on yr 1st muddie btw the crab looks like a "dumping" to mi :lol:

hmm cable tie still not very gd for tieing crabs somehw the kong will break off when we use cable tie so we use back string... u can check out this video hw this pro tie crabs hope it helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ezxuLJTgg8

as for the rocky part u can recee the area 1st during low tide roughy knw where the rocky areas are than later when u depoly u can avoid that area.
u can buy pck boots when goin into swamps very gd to use easy to clean safely somemore :p

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by law » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:47 am

haha thanks peace and alibaba for the help! oh and what's a dumping? too small for people then they throw back inside ah? hahah nvm la for my first muddie it's good enough! :nod: heh hope to find time for the next adventure! meanwhile enjoy ur crabbing and fishing activities bros!

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Re: CR 30th May (Sembawang) 6th June (Punggol Jetty)

Post by gohyuheng » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:24 am

I think he meant dumpling?
I wanna catch a big fish~~~~

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