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06-04-2005, 07:06 PM
Now that I got everybody's blood temp. on the rise i'll tell ya that we were in the pax. First trip out for the year, 30 traps in the water by 5:45 and we were headed out by 10:30 with maybe a dozen shy of a full bushel. Mixed bag with everything from 7 inch heavy, black jumbos to 5 inch white bellys. Lots of throwbacks and I guess you could say the majority were #2's, but damn they tasted good. Got checked out by DNR for the first time while crabbing down there and have to say it was an experience. My brother is anal as anything about having everything in order and follwing the regulations but we still managed to get a written warning cause the letters and numbers were not visible enough on the side of the boat (black letters on a green,grey boat, said they needed to be white), and verbal warnings for my name fading off my floats (even though this was the first trip out after I wrote it on with a permanent marker), and 2 out of the three bubbles (or whatever the hell is in there) were busted in the throw flotation seat that we had. Water temp. was 67 when we started and 69 when we headed out. Get ready boys cause I think it's about to get really good. [wink] FJ
06-04-2005, 07:40 PM
Way to go Jamie!!
Glad you left a few for us to catch.
Gonna give it another try in the AM.
We plan to offer them the T line and traps. Their choice.[grin]
06-04-2005, 08:41 PM
Glad you guys didnt get to much of the mans temper. Glad you had a "come home and eat day" too.
Pax sounds like it is heating up!
Not that I know anything, but. Well, quabbs seem hungry up toward the West River. Just an observation.
Thanks for the report,sounds like they are starting in the Pax
06-05-2005, 03:02 PM
Good job Jamie. Did any of those gp to Charlie? He wasn't the anal retentive brother giving dnr the hairy eye was he?[grin]
06-05-2005, 03:38 PM
Thanks FJ. I'm looking for a weekday trip this week if the weather holds.
06-05-2005, 03:56 PM
Herb, Charlie couldn't go yesterday, but we were nice enough to save him enough to get a taste. And yes, he is anal retentive, but it was actually one of my younger anal retentive brothers that I was talking about. I do want to give a thanks to RJ for the idea of a keg cooker, we broke ours in yesterday and it works like a charm. Also, thanks to Jerry for the deal on the traps and the idea for the noodle floats. Everything worked great and with this weather we are ready to rock and roll this summer. [excited] FJ
06-07-2005, 09:36 AM
Thanks Jamie. Gona be at least two more weeks up at the Wye.
06-07-2005, 10:32 AM
Good job on the crabs and thanks for the "little" bits of info on the rules/regs. I think most of us tend to foget about all the little thinks like the stickers on the boat being "visible" or the names on each float. My freind got a warning b/c he ddin't have the same color floats on either end of the trot line. Again, nice work.
06-07-2005, 10:36 AM
Do rec crabbers have to have there names on the floats or just comm guys? I never knew they had to be the same color.