No offense taken at this end.
Some interesting replies though.
Glad it's not winter - lord - have mercy.
There was no intent to bash commercial crabbers - just an honest question about it being fair / sporting - not illegal.
IMHO - trot lining is much more sporting then other methods.
What could be more mundane than dying of old age or of natural causes when there is death by misadventure to be pursued ? Skip
No problem here either Skip.
More sporting with a Net, Yes in deed.
But I not using my auto-dipper for sport.
Sorry If I got testy!!
There's some truth to every post on here from what I can discern.
Let's call it a push and move on.
Crabbing with an auto dipper is like going to a strip club blindfolded.
Just wondering Capt Chesapeake, aka 27 Sailfish, How fair is it that you and others use all those bait's to catch Rockfish. If you were as great as you think you are, you would'nt need all those rod's,So why don't you leave the dippers alone.
Fishing can be anything you want it to be
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Any tools that allow you to do your job easier are fine with me. If you are within the regs of how many and what size you can keep, who cares HOW you caught them.