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depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by narc0ticss » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:20 am

Hello all, I've just registered to this forum just to ask some questionss.

May I know the depth for both bento and traps that are best suitable for crabbing? And if the best depth, is seabed. Will the trap/bento get stuck by the seaweed or god knows what!

I've done crabbing before when I was young with my dad. I stopped for a very long time and currently I feel like going crabbing again!

Many thanks!! :)
Btw I'm also testing if the forum is dead, I realise the last post or reply is somewhere back @ feb this year ;( so if your a crabber and you have an account here. Say holah!!

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Re: depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by alibabaCrabber » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:56 pm

what kind of crabs u aiming to catch mud crab or flower?
if mud crab just deploy yr cages near the shoreline or swamps.
for flowers the deeper the better coz big ones mostly at deeper waters.

as for the trap i prefer using the oval green colour 1, crab go in
hard to escape for bento crabs can run away anytime.

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Re: depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by narc0ticss » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:11 am

Aiming for mud crabs and my idea place of designation is bedok jetty. But do the traps have the hit the bottom to get the best results?

One more question is that does the rectangular. Trap collapse for easier transportation?

I remember my latest trip was about last year. Fishing and crabbing I've gotten nothing except some look like triangular fish and a small mud crab :( I when quite deep in to the jetty too.

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depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by ilurbtambans » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:31 am

Try deploying your cages near mangroves if you want to aim for mud crabs, your cage has to be stationary for the crabs to home jn on the bait.
As for the rectangular cage, when folded it just becomes longer

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Re: depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by alibabaCrabber » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:28 am

why not try 6 pipes?

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Post by ilurbtambans » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:47 am

Sungei api api can try too, for crabbing u also have to plan your dates according to the tides, for me i would prefer 0.something for low tide till 2.8-3.2 for high tide

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Re: depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by narc0ticss » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:20 pm

Umm, I'll try, haha I haven't get more traps yet for the trip. Alrdy plan on next friday! :))

Api api too far for me, I wana try east side crabbing first. I had a rod but I dunno how to tie the knots :'(

Btw I have a question for the baits, do u guys use the change bait or u guys just use one bait throughout the whole day?

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Re: depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by alibabaCrabber » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:32 pm

Eh api api is aready eastside... baits buy kunning or batu frm sheng shiong.
Buy extra in case not enough change when baits kanna bite untill botak.

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Post by ilurbtambans » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:19 am

You can learn to tie knots from our handlinefishing homepage! All illustrated with a step by step picture guide by peace :p as for the baits, just get batu or kunning like what alibaba said

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Re: depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by narc0ticss » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:11 am

I've never heard of sungei @ east side.. That's why I tot it's at west or north haha. But I'll still try east coast first ;)

Gonna head to beach rd soon and check out the traps prices. Will give an updated price on the other forum!

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Post by ilurbtambans » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:46 pm

Chpest cage i can find is in changi, 3.50 for the oval and 4.50 for the rectangle, not sure if the price still the same

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Re: depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by alibabaCrabber » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:37 pm

yup oval 1 3.50 cheapest so far at changi other shops selling $5...
bento i long time obsolete aready cos some spot cannot deploy.
buy 10 at changi 35bucks other place 50bucks so save $15 at changi.
15bucks saved go jiak botak jones at changi win win hahaha.

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Re: depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by narc0ticss » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:18 pm

Whaa! U buy so many traps!?!

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Re: depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by alibabaCrabber » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:47 pm

Haha no lah just an example...

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depth for crabbing with bento or traps

Post by ilurbtambans » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:32 pm

Our standard crabbing gear is 6 oval, and 1-2 hand carry rectangle cage >:P

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