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    Default Crab Pot Tunnel Size ???

    OK lets hear it from you guys with crab pots, what size are the tunnels in them?? round cone or rectangular ??? I want to build with the right sized tunnel so let me know what you think might be right.

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    The stackable pyramid ones I built have 16" opening on top with a plastic sleeve hanging down into the pot about 8". Four foot square at the base. Don't know if that's the type you're building though.

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    Give me a week or so and when I get off of the slope I will email you some pictures of my Gear Shed pots.They are 4x4 square based pyramid style pots . They have a round cone shaped funnel of white flexible plastic. If I remember right the opening is somewhere around 10 inches at the top,but I could be wrong. Probably 2-2.5 foot tall.

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    btw the funnel is in the top of the pot not on the sides. Weight about 40 lbs. The whole bottom opens and makes sorting much easier.
    Have had up to 180 crabs in my pots in as little as 6 hours. Of course only 17 were of legal size but with two of us in the boat we had more than enough and threw the extras back.Also had a lot that were within half an inch or so of legal size.
    I like long soaks. 24 hrs is best.
    Did leave the pots for a few days once and they got raided.
    They moved one and stole a bunch of crab. I wasn't planning to let them soak so long but had some buddies cancel and had to make other arrangements with a guy from work to help me pull them.Still left more than 20 legal males though.
    I used a bouy puller last year but got an ace line hauler for christmas.
    Can't wait for crab season in Homer again!!!

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    Has anyone heard if they are going to open the season again this year?

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