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Old 08-30-2010, 04:41 PM
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Default Blue crabs as bait?

I have seen a number of small crabs in stripers bellies and was wondering do they eat the legal size ones. The reason i ask is there are a number of blue crab at my dock and was wondering if they could be used as night time baits from my boat
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:44 AM
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Default Re: Blue crabs as bait?

Stripers will take larger crabs if they are in their moulting stage, Although back in the day people used lobster as bait for stripers and I have found mantis shrimp in their bellies too . I fish small calico crabs from the surf all the time and catch fish. I know Blackfish,& Cobia, will take hard shelled Blue crabs but they are one of their primary food sources.

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Default Re: Blue crabs as bait?

Yes they will but peelers are much better.
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