standard gear is a pyramid-type pot at least 4' square. tanners are fished at depths between 4-500'.What are the success rates? Can you use a regular crab trap similar to the one attached View attachment 46319 on sale at Cabela's or do Tanners require a special design.
May as well everything else is PU (stinky)perhaps it will become a P/U fishery.
Right on Chris, I will get the correct ones once we get up home. Never thought for a minute there'd be a chance to get Tanners close in. Excited more than ever now... Bet I won't know how to act eating them fresh from the sea.
Here's a couple of pics of the folding tanner pots i build. Pots are 36"x36"x18"
Second pic is with the pot sitting on the swim step on the stern of the boat. One of my customers told me he had 75 tanners for a 4 hour soak in one of my pots. Thanks for the plug Chris roud:
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What do the neptune triggers do?
These are what we stock. Vinyl dipped, stackable/nestable tanner pots, top loading entrance and opens on the bottom.
Had one customer even modify it and put in Neptune triggers on his:
Out of stock as of today. Expect more in soon...
"Close in" in my mind is accessable form the road system and doable with my 240 Weldcarft.Not sure what you mean by close in? Although I will admit you don't have tpo go out a ong ways from Homer.
The picture with the crab was not taken where that crab was caught. I keep them in tub of seawater until I get home to cook them.
Heres the blue tote I use full of crabs with the pot sitting over the top of it.
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I get these tubs cheap at walmart and they hold quite a bit of line. I paid about $5 last year for them. I like to keep them nice and lively until I am ready to butcher and boil them. If I clean them first I can fit more in the pot. I have a propane turkey fryer that I use to boil them in. Cleaned I can just squeeze 10 crabs in it but usually 8 is a good size batch.