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wahoo26
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Posted - 04/16/2008 :  1:41:10 PM  Show Profile Send wahoo26 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We are new to Summerville. We are from NJ. Where and how do they catch blueclaws around here? We have a 22' mako so we'll be crabbing from the boat.

JordanOnaYak
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Posted - 04/16/2008 :  1:45:26 PM  Show Profile Send JordanOnaYak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Get a saltwater fishing license, two crab traps, chicken guts, and go to any boat landing on salt water. You will catch crabs.

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23Sailfish
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Posted - 04/16/2008 :  2:27:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit 23Sailfish's Homepage Send 23Sailfish a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Step 1. Go back to NJ.

Step 2. Get a saltwater fishing license, two crab traps, chicken guts

Step 3. Go to any boat landing on salt water. You will catch crabs.





I'm just kidding....

J.O.Y. told you right. Plenty of Atlantic blue crabs in Charleston. Numbers will increase as the temp gets a little warmer.





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Rapchizzle
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Posted - 04/16/2008 :  2:33:36 PM  Show Profile Send Rapchizzle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
exactly what jordan said. I like to use menhaden and mullet as well because they're nice and oily. If you stuff your traps full of that junk, toss em over the boat into saltwater and leave em for a bit, you'll get em. Check and rebait em every few days.

DNR says you can only do two per saltwater license(i'm not sure if that means two per boat or two per saltwater license on the boat...) and you need to have a yellow bouy attached with your name address and a number written on it.

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wahoo26
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Posted - 04/16/2008 :  2:47:16 PM  Show Profile Send wahoo26 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
thanks for the info
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Slowgs
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  09:59:43 AM  Show Profile Send Slowgs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Traps are nice, but the easiest way is to tie a piece of chicken on a strring with a 2 oz weight, and put it on the bottom two hours before low tide. U need a bucket, a net, and chicken on a string. U will also need a cooler of beers and a fat ass. i usually catch 15-20 an hour in the summer. In a month or so, the crabbing should really start to pick up. Crab til two hours after low. I always just go to a dock and crab so you dont have to put the boat in, but i am lazy as hell. Put out at least 3 lines around the dock and check them every 3-5 minutes. I use smaller pieces of chicken so you can feel the crabs on the line easier.
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marshmellow
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  10:12:29 AM  Show Profile Send marshmellow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
wahoo, what I have done in the past and it has worked well, is take four lines with weights and bait (chicken, fish heads) and tie them off of each corner of the boat. I head up a small creek that doesn't have a lot of obstructions in it and let the tide carry me along as the lines drag the bottom. Check the lines often and have a dip net ready. You can just about pull lines continuously and I have filled two five gallon buckets in no time.
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duckcommander
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  1:01:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit duckcommander's Homepage Send duckcommander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have done a lot of good on a falling tide along the grass line. I will usually keep a couple of weighted crablines on the boat for days when the fishing is slow. I will pull the boat parallel to the bank and toss the bait, usually dead mullet, up against the grass. I will keep fishing and check them every couple of minutes. I have come close to filling the cooler that way.

Low tide is probably the best though. Crabs are more concentrated.

Oh yeah, go back to NJ.




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edisto9871
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  2:16:23 PM  Show Profile Send edisto9871 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
FWIW, I've never heard anybody from SC call them "blueclaw" crabs. They're just "blue crabs".

If somebody called them blue-claw crabs, I'd know they aren't from around here, and hadn't been here long.

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TieOneOn
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  2:18:41 PM  Show Profile Send TieOneOn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This guy is an alias. Three goofy posts asking about fishing info, blueclaw crabs, and shrimping in the same day all in the Inshore Reports.

Maybe someone trying to start a marathon post.
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duckcommander
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  2:38:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit duckcommander's Homepage Send duckcommander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TieOneOn

This guy is an alias. Three goofy posts asking about fishing info, blueclaw crabs, and shrimping in the same day all in the Inshore Reports.

Maybe someone trying to start a marathon post.



Would not be surprised. You could be right. However, if someone were to create an alias, surely they would say they were from Ohio. All them Ohians movin' down here feedin' my mosquitoes. It is pretty ridiculous.




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6FT. N GLASSY
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  5:07:43 PM  Show Profile Send 6FT. N GLASSY a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TieOneOn

This guy is an alias. Three goofy posts asking about fishing info, blueclaw crabs, and shrimping in the same day all in the Inshore Reports.

Maybe someone trying to start a marathon post.






im thinkin you have a very keen prospective on whats going on around here. especially the im from NEW JERSEY part.

The older I get, the better I was.
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mattie g
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Posted - 04/19/2008 :  12:23:34 PM  Show Profile Send mattie g a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For what it's worth...

Being from Jersey myself, I can vouch that folks in Jersey call them "blue claws".
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wstrickland1
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Posted - 04/19/2008 :  3:50:44 PM  Show Profile Send wstrickland1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by edisto9871

FWIW, I've never heard anybody from SC call them "blueclaw" crabs. They're just "blue crabs".

If somebody called them blue-claw crabs, I'd know they aren't from around here, and hadn't been here long.



no worse than it now being cool to call spottail bass reds or redfish. This is Charleston SC. They were never called anything but spottails until they became cool to catch so now everyone feels the need to call them by the floridian or gulfidian name. I've been harboring that for a long time now.I feel better. I really wanna puke when I hear native Charlestonians calling them "reds" or "redfish"

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kahuna2114
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Posted - 04/20/2008 :  12:07:49 AM  Show Profile Send kahuna2114 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wahoo, where from in Jersey???
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edisto9871
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Posted - 04/20/2008 :  12:13:37 AM  Show Profile Send edisto9871 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mattie g

For what it's worth...

Being from Jersey myself, I can vouch that folks in Jersey call them "blue claws".



For what it's worth, if you check my post, I said I've never heard anybody from South Carolina call them "blue claw" crabs. I didn't mention anything about what you call them up in New Jersey.

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Edited by - edisto9871 on 04/20/2008 12:50:04 AM
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6FT. N GLASSY
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Posted - 04/20/2008 :  08:50:53 AM  Show Profile Send 6FT. N GLASSY a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wstrickland1

[quote]Originally posted by edisto9871

FWIW, I've never heard anybody from SC call them "blueclaw" crabs. They're just "blue crabs".

If somebody called them blue-claw crabs, I'd know they aren't from around here, and hadn't been here long.



no worse than it now being cool to call spottail bass reds or redfish. This is Charleston SC. They were never called anything but spottails until they became cool to catch so now everyone feels the need to call them by the floridian or gulfidian name. I've been harboring that for a long time now.I feel better. I really wanna puke when I hear native Charlestonians calling them "reds" or "redfish"

Grady White 222





this is true and i am as guilty as anyone. not sure when the transition took place but i will try to do better
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wahoo26
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Posted - 04/20/2008 :  08:55:20 AM  Show Profile Send wahoo26 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm from Keyport NJ
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wstrickland1
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Posted - 04/20/2008 :  09:36:58 AM  Show Profile Send wstrickland1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 6FT. N GLASSY

quote:
Originally posted by wstrickland1

[quote]Originally posted by edisto9871

FWIW, I've never heard anybody from SC call them "blueclaw" crabs. They're just "blue crabs".

If somebody called them blue-claw crabs, I'd know they aren't from around here, and hadn't been here long.



no worse than it now being cool to call spottail bass reds or redfish. This is Charleston SC. They were never called anything but spottails until they became cool to catch so now everyone feels the need to call them by the floridian or gulfidian name. I've been harboring that for a long time now.I feel better. I really wanna puke when I hear native Charlestonians calling them "reds" or "redfish"

Grady White 222





this is true and i am as guilty as anyone. not sure when the transition took place but i will try to do better



to be honest, I find myself doing it. I think that's why it strikes a nerve

Grady White 222
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breeze106
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Posted - 04/20/2008 :  12:02:43 PM  Show Profile Send breeze106 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Wahoo, welcome to SC. I'm originally from Neptune NJ (Shark River Inlet),as far as crabbing there are many places and many ways to do them. You will find the crabbing is great down here.I bet you miss all them blues,stripers and fluke from the bay...good luck

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spotail
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Posted - 04/20/2008 :  5:29:21 PM  Show Profile Send spotail a Private Message  Reply with Quote
we got our nets from wall mart. insteard of using just string with a piece of chicked tied to the end if you pull to fast the crab comes off. so we get the ones from walmart that has the net at the bottom.

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mattie g
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Posted - 04/23/2008 :  8:43:32 PM  Show Profile Send mattie g a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by edisto9871

For what it's worth, if you check my post, I said I've never heard anybody from South Carolina call them "blue claw" crabs. I didn't mention anything about what you call them up in New Jersey.


OK. I didn't mean anything by what I said, so I hope you didn't take it as such. It's all good - nothing to see here...
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DolphinD
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Posted - 04/24/2008 :  2:37:17 PM  Show Profile Send DolphinD a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wahoo26

We are new to Summerville. We are from NJ. Where and how do they catch blueclaws around here? We have a 22' mako so we'll be crabbing from the boat.



1.Hitch the boat to the truck.

2.Put in at Folly Beach boat landing.

3.Have Fun.

4.Put Boat back on Trailer.

5.Stop at Crosby's Seafood on Folly Road.

6.Give the nice people there some money, they will give you crabs. (the good kind, not the itchy kind, you can get plenty of that off Spruill Ave.)

Enjoy, it doesn't get any easier than that!

DD

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PigginOut
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Posted - 04/24/2008 :  3:07:31 PM  Show Profile Send PigginOut a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Put catfish bite in cage...crab eat...crab like....


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littlebit
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Posted - 04/24/2008 :  5:06:53 PM  Show Profile  Click to see littlebit's MSN Messenger address  Send littlebit a Yahoo! Message Send littlebit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PigginOut

Put catfish bite in cage...crab eat...crab like....







Now thats funny

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oristorob
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Posted - 04/25/2008 :  08:15:57 AM  Show Profile Send oristorob a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No license needed for crabs.
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