Blue crab traps?

fishingkid315fishingkid315 Posts: 1,927 Officer
Going to put out a trap for some crabs!! Tired of paying for them... Where should I be putting the trap and with what bait works best?? Thanks
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  • katwoman85katwoman85 Posts: 491 Officer
    Going to put out a trap for some crabs!! Tired of paying for them... Where should I be putting the trap and with what bait works best?? Thanks

    Hi. The best bait (which I have had the best luck with) is turkey/chicken necks. You can buy them in a pack in the grocery store. They are located in the same area as the raw chicken breasts, turkey stuff. If you don't see it, ask. They are pretty cheap. I would never buy crabs as bait since I can get them right in our back yard. The local bait shop charges $2 per crab. I use to have a trap (need to buy a new one) that I would just lower into the bottom of the canal (tied with rope to the piling) & check every couple of hours to see how many crabs I caught. Sometimes I have even got pin fish in there too. Good luck!
  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Officer
    most of the commercial crabbers i know use catfish for bait.. i use whats left of the carcasses after cleaning fish..

    but then again, the majority of what i caught in my traps were sheepshead lol
  • If1shalldayIf1shallday Posts: 464 Officer
    Cant beat a mullet honestly...
  • ReaperReaper Posts: 486 Officer
    Chicken necks or cow lips

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  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 10,987 AG
    Do you want to eat them?
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  • Meatgeter941Meatgeter941 Posts: 111 Officer
    Set the traps in potholes on grass flats, if you have a big freezer go to the nearest fish house and buy a box of frozen pigs feet, they will last a Long time and the crabs love em! Trust me I know.
  • Jetex2801Jetex2801 Posts: 540 Officer
    Any fatty meat works great.
  • Icatcher22Icatcher22 Posts: 320 Deckhand
    Mango man - no he is wanting them for tarpon.

    Just fyi, have heard the one off traps have been going missing more and more lately in Sarasota/Tampa area. Just a heads up, might want to keep closer to a non-populated area compartively.

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