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
- ajax, ontario
on Offshore Angler 10-1/2'' Box Crab Trap
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.
answered 3 months ago
- Springfield, MO
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.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
- ft. lauderdale
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
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
- orlando florida
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