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Offline oneshotkill

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Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« on: July 08, 2009, 04:26:08 PM »
I just started crabbing and was wondering if it is legal to soak your crab pot overnight?  Thanks

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 04:27:43 PM »
i believe it is.
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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 04:28:09 PM »
Some places are legal some aren't.  You will have to read the regs on the location you want to place the pots.
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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 04:52:18 PM »
Im not sure If its legal but you might have to worry more about someone stealing your pots. my buddy just had one stolen then the person called him bragging about stealing his crab pot. ( his phone# was on it )

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 05:29:16 PM »
Im not sure If its legal but you might have to worry more about someone stealing your pots. my buddy just had one stolen then the person called him bragging about stealing his crab pot. ( his phone# was on it )
He could have called the phone company and had the call traced...  :twocents:

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 05:49:07 PM »
i definitely wouldn't leave them out at night here in MA13.  i wouldn't even leave them unattended during the day!
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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 05:51:52 PM »
i definitely wouldn't leave them out at night here in MA13.  i wouldn't even leave them unattended during the day!
Same in MA12

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 06:19:23 PM »
In marine area 7 if you get to far away, your pot will get picked if not taken. 
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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 06:21:28 PM »
I do it all the time and have never had a pot stolen.  Sometimes they get pulled and the crab taken though.  Some pots are better than others and the big ones can't get out.  Others they can get out so it really isn't worth it.

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 06:56:57 PM »
i definitely wouldn't leave them out at night here in MA13.  i wouldn't even leave them unattended during the day!
No kidding!  I had 4 pots stolen on opening day 2 years ago in broad daylight!  There were several others who had theirs pulled as well.  Game cops showed up and said it was probably a couple of dudes from the Nisqually Tribe.

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009, 10:01:56 PM »
dont forget the russians. out of redondo, they pick them often, at least somebody does, we saw an old crappy bayliner out there last year, with a brand, new yamaha 4 stroke big foot kicker (call me silly, but i dont think they paid for it) and trout rods rigged with power bait. this was in august. they didn't have traps that i could see when they launched , but had one nice round one when they were at the dock later, and a whole mess of crabs. lots of complaints of theft last two years. i use the cheap danielsons myself.

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2009, 07:03:05 AM »
Sounds to me like we need to set up a sting operation,set your pots and watch from a ways out. :mgun:

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 07:14:25 AM »
Better yet....how about tying a mine to the bottom of your crab bouy...?  :IBCOOL:

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2009, 07:20:14 AM »
I soaked mine at night,hood canal seal rock.leave at dusk and back at dawn.

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Re: Legal to Soak Crab Pot At Night
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2009, 07:46:26 AM »
Or you could use zinc rings until WDFW will start patrolling our gear to catch the crab theives!  I always drop my gear on Wednesday night and pull Friday night.

 


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