Guest saltair

Ever Use Fiddler Crabs for Bait

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You know, the ones that run around the muddy banks of the tidal creeks.

ever tried them for tog or stripers, on the surf?

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Never for stripers, but will take 5 dozen out on the boat for tog!

Tog Candy!

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how do you catch them?

maybe sink an empty baited coffee can with the top level with the mud and hope they fall in

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For years we tried all sorts of ways to trap fiddler crabs ,with no success , the only way that is dependable is to catch them by hand,I don't know exactly where you live,but, if my guess is right, that are plenty of crabs near you In fact I go near where you are located ,you can just run around and grab them,wear gloves,they can bite it does'nt hurt togs love these tasty crabs and they are prime bait sheepshead love them too

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At low tide you can lay down a thin mesh net, toss a little bait in the middle and when there is plenty on the net, pull it in.

May require some rigging of some sort, but I have seen it done before.

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could also put a bucket over on its side with some bait in in and just comback and flip it up. along with that you could put a couple 2x4's out away from the bucket to funnel them into the bucket.

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Nothing like running around the marsh chasing fiddlers, my favorite tog bait.

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nice pics, ok next question...how and where do u hook them

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Capt Rick, 2 years ago we were at Oregon Inlet and catching small Sheepshead less than 12". We thought they were Sheepshead but 2 other surf fishermen said we were catching small black drum and that both fish have the same markings when black drum are small. Went to the OI Marina and the guy in there said the same thing. What say you.

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Very nice pics and info, guys.

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