Since there are different types of crab traps available, there are different ways too. You can use different traps, you can use a fishing rod and even you can catch crabs by your hand. But do not try to catch crabs with your hand if you have never done before.
They might hurt you bad. Moving on, there is no point of buying a top-notch a crab trap if you don’t know how to use it and that is why now I am going to show you how to use each type of crab traps to catch crabs easily.
Ring traps stay flat one ocean ground which enables crabs to enter the trap easily and once they walk in you have to pull it up. Remember, if crabs can walk in easily, they can walk easily too, so you have to wait for the right time.
You can’t remove your attention from the ring when that is under water and you have to check on it often since there is nothing that will prevent the crab from escaping, you have to do all the work.
It is easy to catch crabs with a ring trap when you can see the crab walking in that means when the water surface is not too far. And if you have thrown the ring into deep water you can still feel when the crab is coming in by the movement of the rope that you are holding.
When pulling up the ring net make sure you do it fast, the water pressure will prevent the crab from escaping out of the ring, otherwise, crabs will escape easily.
Box traps are more versatile effective than other crap traps. These boxes have a place for baits at the center and even some box has bait case too, which makes sure that crabs inside also don’t get the bait.
When crab sees the bait, they look for ways to get to that and that is when they find out the trap entrances which only allows the crab to go inside. Once they go inside, there is no way that they would get out of it.
You don’t have to pay much attention to the box trap when crabbing. Just put a couple of box traps in the water and do something else.
In my case, when I go fishing in the morning I put four or five traps in the water and then I don’t even think about. When I am done with my fishing, then I pull all of them and I have never been disappointed. ( Have you check top-trending ultralight reels in the market yet?)
Some major advantage of using box traps are, some are collapsible which are very easy to carry and store. Box traps are highly durable and they are effective for trapping a good amount of crabs securely.
Crab Hawk Trap
Crab Hawk traps are like a book, it has two sides which closes smoothly. These traps consist of two wire panel which is wrapped with durable net and in the middle, there is a place for bait. Hawk traps are attached with the fishing line and are cast by rods. Talking about rods, have checked the top list of spinning rods yet?
Yeah, it will give you a different feel of fishing for sure. Here is how crab falls into the trap. When you cast the hawk and it reaches to the base of the water, both sides lie flat in the ground. And only the bait remains exposed.
When crab walks over the hawk to get bait, that is exactly when you have to pull the rod. Pulling the rod will close the hawk and anything in the middle will be trapped. But how would you know when a crab is stepping in?
You will need a little bit of experience to be able to detect that properly. You have to pay close attention to the line movement when anything touches the hawk, the line will move and you have to guess what’s hopping down there.
There are a few reasons why most people like this trap. First one is, Crab hawk traps are very cheap, they come at an extremely cheap price. Second, these traps are very small and lightweight that makes it easier to carry and store.
And the last reason is, crabs get trapped properly in it. Obviously not as secured as box traps but still if once a crab gets trapped it wouldn’t be able to escape. Plus, when they walk on the net their legs get tangled.
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