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    Someone pulled my pots in Culross passage this morning. 12 shrimp in one string, none in the other, 14 hour soak and they were rigged different than what I set them.

    Dang it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskanmutt View Post
    Someone pulled my pots in Culross passage this morning. 12 shrimp in one string, none in the other, 14 hour soak and they were rigged different than what I set them.

    Dang it
    Someone didn't just check my pots in the passage this weekend. They took the string. I know they can drift off, I've spent plenty of time hunting down drifted pots. But mine were so far inside passage it would have been a crazy event for them to drift all the way out. Sorry for your luck as well. The weekends aren't safe for the gear. If I buy more this year I won't be setting them weekends near Whittier.

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    Still want to camp on the beach and lob high power rounds when they show up...........
    At least they didn't take them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskanmutt View Post
    Still want to camp on the beach and lob high power rounds when they show up...........
    At least they didn't take them.
    While I couldn't openly condone that kind of behavior......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskanmutt View Post
    Still want to camp on the beach and lob high power rounds when they show up...........
    At least they didn't take them.
    No need to waste good fishing time hanging around waiting.


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    What I really want to do is tie ballons filled with permanant indelible ink to the line and wait for them to run it through thier puller.

    Then look for the white boat with the blue stains (assuming it is a fiberglass boat.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskanmutt View Post
    What I really want to do is tie ballons filled with permanant indelible ink to the line and wait for them to run it through thier puller.

    Then look for the white boat with the blue stains (assuming it is a fiberglass boat.)
    driveway sealer works just fine and makes for a nice big brown stain anywhere if you try and wipe it off.

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    I caught a boat pulling my king crab pot a while back. The boat had a commercial fishing number displayed on the side. I wasn't able to get his license number as he dropped my gear and peeled out of there when he saw me coming about a mile off. Lesson: it's not always the sport guys that are asses.

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    Oh no, the commercial guys are to blame too
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    I vote for high powered rounds & hand held VHF, that thought crossed my mind also. but the dye marker sounds fun too. Maybe a little balloon with something in it so it makes a mess & does not cause a slick. My bouy has a set of eyes drawn on top and says, I might be watching you, you may now hear a gun shot!

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    I feel your pain. Someone ran our crab pots multiple times for us last season. If you rig the booby trap balloon on your line, how do you prevent sliming your own boat short of pulling it by hand is my question

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    My buoy lines are tattletaled every 50 feet, waxed line stitched in the wraps. Just got to remember where I put it. Most don't look at the line when pulling until they think they are close to the pots....
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    My guess if that if you rig the setup to somehow mess up the guy's boat, he's liable to just be PO'd enough to take off with the pots or cut the line and let them sink. Of course it just might be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdave View Post
    I feel your pain. Someone ran our crab pots multiple times for us last season. If you rig the booby trap balloon on your line, how do you prevent sliming your own boat short of pulling it by hand is my question
    Remember its on the line and clear it over the block and hauler ???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskanmutt View Post
    My buoy lines are tattletaled every 50 feet, waxed line stitched in the wraps. Just got to remember where I put it. Most don't look at the line when pulling until they think they are close to the pots....
    Whats that going to do? make their already sticky fingers sticky ?? those little rusty treble hooks i might be sticking in my lines work a lot better

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    No, the tattletales would be to remember where I put the ballon full of driveway sealer....
    I actually tattletales them so I would know how far apart my pots are and how much line i have pulled.
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