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legallimits 08-04-2015 03:09 PM

Lafayette crab connection
 
Half the time time when I go fishing, the bait shops don't have crabs. When they do have crabs, they are live. I kill them, crack them open, and use them to find reds. It seems to me that you probably don't need to start this process with live crabs. So, two questions:

1. Is there any difference with using market crabs instead of live crabs? My thought here is that the scent might be off on crabs that aren't as fresh. But if they catch just as well, then great.

2. Is there a good spot in Lafayette to pick up crabs?

meaux fishing 08-04-2015 03:55 PM

Lafayette crab connection
 
1. Mathgeek says live crabs work better but frozen also work
2. Go try some of the college bars around town I almost guarantee you can find a case of the crabs

swamp snorkler 08-04-2015 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legallimits (Post 766803)
Half the time time when I go fishing, the bait shops don't have crabs. When they do have crabs, they are live. I kill them, crack them open, and use them to find reds. It seems to me that you probably don't need to start this process with live crabs. So, two questions:

1. Is there any difference with using market crabs instead of live crabs? My thought here is that the scent might be off on crabs that aren't as fresh. But if they catch just as well, then great.

2. Is there a good spot in Lafayette to pick up crabs?


When I get live crabs from my seafood guy he always throws the dead ones in a seperate crate to throw in the dumpster later. I would get with whoever you buying live crabs from and see if they have dead crabs and if you can buy them at reduced rate.

Why don't you break the claws off of live crabs and hook them through the back swimming fin? I have a buddy that wins numerous tournaments for bull drum and bull reds, he fastens his crabs to the hook with a rubber band.

reelguy1 08-04-2015 07:33 PM

If you have a cast net and know how to throw it, try to catch some fresh mullet. I've caught more bull reds on fresh cut mullet than anything else, including cracked crab.

legallimits 08-05-2015 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meaux fishing (Post 766806)
2. Go try some of the college bars around town I almost guarantee you can find a case of the crabs

Nice.


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