so a fellow forum member called me today, he was wondering how i had been doing crabbing as he had been having poor luck, just female dungies and a couple shorts in his last set.
i told him where i was setting and what my bouys looked like, and that my last two picks had been 13 keepers/9 shorts, and 3 and 6, with lots of little dungies. the reason the second pick was light was that i didn't rebait, just splashed the pot back. i mentioned that there were lots of pots where i was, so i was baiting really heavy .... 2 whole pinks and 14 filleted silvers... because i figured i needed to get crabs to come to my pot instead of all the others around.
yesterday i re-baited with 10 whole pollack, was heading out to pull it today when i saw the afore-mentioned forum member coming into the harbor.
he came out and i stopped to talk... he said " i know why we weren't getting any... as soon as i turned off the phone i looked up and my pots were right next to yours!!!
got 8 keepers today, kept 6 because two just didn't have many legs....