So I caught about 16 crabs in 2 hours with 15 traps, 8 foot of water. I don't need to catch a bushel everytime i go. Dozen or two is good enough for dinner and movie night.
Here's the rub: We let a couple go, but with some notes written on their shell with a sharpie. I know when they shed we'll lose the note, but let me know if you catch one. It should make somecrabber laugh out there sometime.
Urban dwellers tag buildings. So you felt the need to express yourself in a diferent way and tag wildlife, that's cool. But crabs are easy, let me know when you tag a deer.
Why do I keep thinking I'm going to hear Jeff Foxworthy saying "You might be a redneck if..."?
Heres how it is really done...........in case you didnt see this!
We used to use nail polish and paint on our box turtle shells when we were kids.
It would be neat to make a couple tags and just wire then on from point to point as in the above photo.....with name, date, TF name, cell number.
The main problem is how long will the marker remain readable?.......under water 24/7
What kind of homemade tag would not be effected be the water?
Probably best to scribe onto something?
When the Crab sluffs,the tag will be gone.
Fishing can be anything you want it to be
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I didn't do it for a official scientific experiment, just to have a little fun. I will say, we marked a couple that we steamed and the sharpie was still very clear on the steamed crab. I think the sharpie will last until they obviously shed. As many people that crab in the GP on a daily basis, I wouldn't be surprised if it gets caught.
How 'bout with a paint ball gun? Not really ethical but if you used orange paint it would help the guys who need an orange dot to aim forBut crabs are easy, let me know when you tag a deer.
"The Chesapeake does not impress those who know it best as the grandest or most of anything. For all its size and gross statistics, it is an intimate place where land and water intertwine in infinite varities of mood and pattern."
William W. Warner "Beautiful Swimmers"