05-17-2005, 12:59 AM
Hi, I was just wondering what a typical day in July/Augast could be like for crabbing on the Honga. I would imagine that it would be pretty decent there, but, I would really appreciate some advice from somebody that's experienced in those waters! Would 15 traps be sufficient? Thanks a lot! [grin]
05-17-2005, 06:34 AM
We crabbed in that area on Sunday. Caught 3/4 of a bushel in about 3 hours with 20 traps--did a lot of culling to find legal crabs. As we were lauching, the boat using the ramp to load teh trailer has 2 full bushels.
Get out there
05-17-2005, 08:03 AM
Wow! That aint bad at all! Thanks for the info. [smile]
05-17-2005, 08:45 AM
Does the Honga area get hit with the same summertime slump as the northern areas? I used to crab Shipping Creek and now crab the South and it seems by mid-july you are fighting to get your bushel or two where through June there was no way NOT to catch them.
Does this phenomenon happen in Southern waters. It seems that the end of August all the crabs return and bring back the females.
I know the females ar elaying their eggs but whay the males?
Does anybody out there ever crab Whitehall Bay behind Hackets Bar. Crowded? Worth the effort?