Great Article. Here is my 2 cents worth. With chicken necks, I put a bait about every 6 ft. on the trot line. 1200' line equals about 200 baits. A 40 lb box will let you make several lines. I advise newbies to net on outside of line so as to not pull line off of roller. I wish I had this article when I first started crabbing. Very informative. One more thing...It takes about 2 - 3 beers to bait a trot line.