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    Default PWS Tanner Crab

    Ok so I'm new this and wanting to give it a shot this year for tanner crab out of PWS. Not looking for your coordinates just wanting some tips. somethings I have read say find mud flats. Some say look for structure.

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    Fish remnants make great bait and hold them in the trap as they have something to feed on.
    Muddy Bowls in bays seem hold more than structure has in our experience.
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    I'll have some tanner pots ready in the next couple of weeks. Fold flat for easy storage.

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    Thanks, I have been saving my salmon carcasses just for that. How deep is recommended?

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    Pot builder I have heard yours are the best to have. You have any tip for a rookie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnjgaudette View Post
    Pot builder I have heard yours are the best to have. You have any tip for a rookie?

    Thanks and i just build the gear the other members on here are very free with the info you need,bkmail said plenty.
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    Please let me know when you have them complete I want to get a couple of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnjgaudette View Post
    Please let me know when you have them complete I want to get a couple of them.

    should have some done later this week.

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    I have Tanner pots done & available. Pots fold flat for easy storage. The assembled pot is sitting on top of a folded one so you can see what they look like when folded. Size assembled is 36x36x18. I redesigned the tunnel so its a bit larger and expands to let those winter king crab in if you get deep enough to target them. These are going to be tanner vacuums ! PM or email me for info & prices.

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    Great job on the design as always Steve. Can't wait to get our boat built so I can use some of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Great job on the design as always Steve. Can't wait to get our boat built so I can use some of these.
    If you need any custom sizing to fit in storage or fish hold areas let me know. I'll make them fit like a arrow in a quiver.

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    Can't wait to start using the new gear, its going to be good!
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    What is the best depth to set the pots?

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    Not sure of the depths to try but I'm set up for 800 ft.

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    Well went out on the opener and dropped crab pots in a couple locations and let soak for about 3 hours pulled and nothing. Moved to a different spot and let sit for 6 hours and still nothing. Was using some old salmon carcass soaked in some herring oil. I was in anywhere from 450-750 FT. I'll research some more and try it again next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnjgaudette View Post
    Well went out on the opener and dropped crab pots in a couple locations and let soak for about 3 hours pulled and nothing. Moved to a different spot and let sit for 6 hours and still nothing. Was using some old salmon carcass soaked in some herring oil. I was in anywhere from 450-750 FT. I'll research some more and try it again next weekend.
    Bummer I was hoping to hear good news

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnjgaudette View Post
    Well went out on the opener and dropped crab pots in a couple locations and let soak for about 3 hours pulled and nothing. Moved to a different spot and let sit for 6 hours and still nothing. Was using some old salmon carcass soaked in some herring oil. I was in anywhere from 450-750 FT. I'll research some more and try it again next weekend.
    Care to share where you were searching for the crab?
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    Sure thing Bk. I started out just outside of Harrison lagoon with one pot about 500ft and the other around 650 ft. Soaked for a couple hours then moved down to just outside of pigot bay and was in about 600-700 ft. Nothing there either
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    Jnj,
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    i have never caught any while trying but while shrimping i had my pots filled out front of surprize. had biggest cleanest in the north end of culross east side of channel. and stacks of dirty ones in the mouth of lower herring bay. 300' to 700'

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