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Frozen Blue Crab Question…..

local Publix is selling frozen blue crabs in its frozen fish section, anyone ever try that for bait?


  • MSW_SatelliteBeachMSW_SatelliteBeach Posts: 212 Officer
    Was wondering the same thing...
    I've used thawed shrimp many times for a variety of different fish - as long as it's "fresh" frozen shrimp. I have no idea what frozen crab would be like after thawing.
    If they're selling it for us to cook, though, it can't be too bad. Right? Right?? ;)
  • optimistic Angleroptimistic Angler Posts: 631 Officer
    They probably cook them before freezing them and I think that would greatly limit the effectiveness.
  • bkw4287bkw4287 Posts: 140 Officer
    They probably cook them before freezing them and I think that would greatly limit the effectiveness.

    Unless they crabs are red/orange in color they haven't been cooked yet. No different than buying from local bait shop.
  • Incepta NovaIncepta Nova Posts: 23 Greenhorn
    fantastic chunked and soaked for redfish my best was using dead frozen crabs in the the Mosquito Lagoon on a blustery nasty day. My buddy and I caught over 20....only kept two of course. got back to the haulover ramp and another fisherman was relating what a crappy day and we told him what we caught. He pretty much told us we were full of ****. then we filleted our fish and he started with the how and where.
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