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Offshore Angler Offshore Angler 10-1/2'' Box Crab Trap

Catch a delicious crab dinner with the Offshore Angler™ 10-1/2'' Box Crab Trap! Box style crab traps are easy to use and one of the most effective ways to catch crabs. Made from steel wire with a saltwater-resistant, protective black enamel finish, this Box Crab Trap collapses flat for easy transport and comes fully strung and ready for use. Dimensions: 10-1/2'' x 10-1/2'' x 10-1/2''. Effective and easy-to-use Collapsible, box-style crab trap Made from steel wire Saltwater-resistant black enamel finish Comes fully strung and ready for use Collapses flat for transport and storage Dimensions: 10-1/2'' x 10-1/2'' x 10-1/2''
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Questions & Answers for Offshore Angler Offshore Angler 10-1/2'' Box Crab Trap

Question

What is the best way to bait this trap,no hooks came with it?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
CFlynn
on Offshore Angler 10-1/2'' Box Crab Trap
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can attach them to your crab pot with zip ties.
Staff Answer
answered 8 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
answer 2
use twist ties to secure the bait to the bottom of the trap.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Deborah2
 - Florida
answer 3
You take 8 inches of rope and tie it to the top. Then cut a hole in the meat and tie it to it.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
hillbillyflyfishingboy
 - north carolina
answer 4
Tie a chicken neck or a small bait fish the the center.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Master1Chief
 - Florida
Question

How It Works

Hello, im going to bermuda for the summer to fish with my firneds and we catch small blue crabs about 4 inches across for bait for hogfish and instead of catching them with my hands i think this time i would prefer to use a crab pot but i dont know how this works cause it looks like a sealed box? please if you could help me out with this i would greately appreciate it and also what one would be better this one or the other pyramid one?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
by
ghoodz
 - ajax, ontario
on Offshore Angler 10-1/2'' Box Crab Trap
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
This trap work similarly in that they are made of metal and have sides that swing down (open) when resting on the bottom. They are more expensive and complicated than the ring net but can be used in stronger currents and bottoms covered with small rocks and marine growth. They can be "thrown" or "swung" into position.
Staff Answer
answered 3 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
answer 2
weight down each door to open properly under water.
tie down chicken necks with tie wire in the bottom center. leaving the necks out overnight to "RIPEN" is helpful. also adding oily cat food helps to attract crabs.
a little tension on the string when it hits the bottom, could give some activity movement to the experience.
have fun!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
joeD01
 - ft. lauderdale
answer 3
there are 4 strings that meet in the middle of the trap and a 5th string for the top all are gathered at the top and tied together, when the top string is released all 4 sides drop down flat allowing the crabs to go into the middle to eat the bait.
you would then pull the string up thereby closing the trap, creating the box that you see Ilustrated.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Deborah2
 - Florida
answer 4
this crab trap is much better then the pyramid type,you have 4 sides that fold up and hold the crabs inside.when you pull the trap up you can hold three sides closed for easy extraction of crabs.hope this helps
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
rbo1
 - orlando florida
answer 5
first off, this is not a crab POT and will not hold the crabs once they enter, so it must be checked frequently. You must place bait on the bottom (eels and chicken neck are popular). the crab will enter to feed and when the rope is pulled the sides will fold up trapping the crab inside. I have never used a pyramid style trap so I cant say which works better (but the same concept).
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
wanderingbutnotlost
Question

Can you use this trap for land animals like squirrels

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
CoyoteHunter5289
on Offshore Angler 10-1/2'' Box Crab Trap
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, this is not made to be used as a live animal trap like squirrels. Thanks
Staff Answer
answered 3 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
answer 2
not unless you are going to be present to pull the string up to close the trap. This is just not feasible for trapping land animals.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Deborah2
 - Florida
answer 3
If you put a longer rope and put bait in there. A squirrel might go in. Just make sure you hide wear they cant see you.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
hillbillyflyfishingboy
 - north carolina
answer 4
i wouldn't reccomend it
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
littleassassin2
answer 5
I'm sure, good luck...
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
MJA1
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