My daughter, who does alot of fishing with me, will be home from UT this weekend and wants to go crabbing. Though I have waded all over bay, I haven't ever gone specifically after crabs. Any suggestions for starting spots?
the other day i saw a few guys crabbing. all they did was stick about ten sticks a little bit in the water near the shore with some cut bait on a hook. then they just walked back and forth checking the bait for crabs then they net em. pretty easy,id say they got at least 20. so next time im out there im gonna try it but first need a recipe off the recipe board cause i have no idea how to cook em or what to eat.
i usually do well on the north shorline across from brite lite flats near the san luis pass. i crab from the boat. that way you can get a little fishing in too. i don't know what this weather is going to do for you. move often. you can clean out a spot pretty quick.
Here http://www.blue-crab.org/ oh and limits in Texas are Blues 5 inches from spine to spine no limit,and Stones are 2 1/2 inches from tip of claw to the first joint. And remember no sponges or big fines will come............................later,Dave
The Gulf side of the North Jetty on the Bolivar Peninsula is a very good place to crab. I've taken many blue crabs there and many of them stretched 8"-9" from point to point. Of course, I had to walk out onto the jetty rocks about 1.5 miles to get them, but it's worth the walk.