Crab fishing is popular because of three reasons:
(i) Crabs are very tasty to eat
(ii)It ‘s a sport which can be enjoyed by each member of the family
(iii) It doesn’t involve much money as it is quite cost effective.
However, before setting out on a crab fishing trip with your family, here are some things to keep in mind:
1. The favorite crab for crab fishing is the blue crab, which is called Callinectes sapidus scientifically. And like its name,the blue crab comes in shades of blue, olive-green, and red.
Other crabs that are caught are mud crabs and spanner crabs.
2. There are different methods of crab fishing, which are quite cost effective and others that need a lot in terms of money and time. You can use a dip net to catch the crabs. Or there is the handline method, which is inexpensive, simple and fun.
3. If you plan to go crab fishing onshore, then the best time is when the tide is rising. For onshore crab fishing, you’ll need a dip net, long string and some type of bait, like eel, chicken necks, or small fish.
4. Always be careful when handling a live crab, especially while transferring it from the net into the container.
5. If a boat is used to catch crabs, you should use and drop cone nets with the bait tied to the bottom center of the drop net. This technique can also be used if fishing from a bridge.
6. The crabs that you catch should be stored in a closed container and kept packed in a freezer.
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