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Stone Crab Season

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by ClemsonTiger, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. ClemsonTiger

    ClemsonTiger Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Is here...

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  2. ClemsonTiger

    ClemsonTiger Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Few more today, only 2 colossal and 3 mediums...

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  3. bronze_10

    bronze_10 Jetboaters Commander

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    Do you only eat the claw?
     
  4. ClemsonTiger

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    Yes, stone crabs you only harvest the claw(s). Technically you can harvest both claws but it is frowned upon. The crab has a better chance of survival if you leave one claw intact.

    Blue crabs you harvest and eat the whole crab.
     
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  5. Neutron

    Neutron Jet Boat Lover

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    Thats pretty cool. I did not know that
     
  6. bronze_10

    bronze_10 Jetboaters Commander

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    Me either
     
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    Do you sometimes take the cutter? Or only the crusher? It looks like a mix of both. Or taking the larger of the two is the norm?
     
  8. ClemsonTiger

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    Depends. The claw must be 2.75 inches long in order to be harvested. Some times the crabs caught will only have 1 claw and in that case the crab is thrown back without taking a claw.

    A crab that has never been caught will have both claws the same size. If a crab has 2 different size claws it is because it has been caught before and someone harvested a claw and threw it back. In that instance, the larger of the 2 is usually harvested assuming the smaller claw is fully developed and functional.
     
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  9. George1

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    The reason for the size difference is somebody took the smaller one previously.
     

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