Mud crabs

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Mud crabs

Post by DMCY » Thu May 15, 2014 8:17 pm

recently, ive been going crabbing more instead of fishing and need some tips. Im aiming for mud crabs and want to ask when is the season and tide to catch them? Already have a place to crab ;)

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Re: Mud crabs

Post by alibabaCrabber » Fri May 16, 2014 6:37 pm

no season for mud crabs just go during the rising tide all the best.

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Re: Mud crabs

Post by DMCY » Fri May 16, 2014 10:05 pm

How far away from the shore do you need to place the trap to best attract mud crabs?

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Re: Mud crabs

Post by Peace » Sun May 18, 2014 9:15 pm

I might be wrong but I think the intertidal zone is a good area for mud crabs. It's the area of shore between the highest and lowest tide. Their burrows are usually near the high tide zone but they move around the intertidal zone to feed.

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Re: Mud crabs

Post by DMCY » Sun May 18, 2014 10:41 pm

What if the highest tide place is a slope made out of rocks and lowest tide place also a slope made out of rocks

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Re: Mud crabs

Post by ilurbtambans » Mon May 19, 2014 9:41 am

are there any gaps/holes in the rocks? mud crabs also do hide in those places too.

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Re: Mud crabs

Post by Peace » Mon May 19, 2014 9:15 pm

You can put it deeper where the rock ends or where it won't be exposed during low tide. The way your trap stays hidden from prying eyes of passerbys, that is if you intend to leave the trap unattended. :shh:

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