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Old 06-25-2010, 01:35 PM
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I do all of my boating in and around Ponce Inlet, can anyone tell me some decent areas for crabbing in and around Ponce Inlet. Also, is there a best time of year to catch them?
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You mean to tell me not 1 person crabs anymore!
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Its funny im from Blue Crab country and they are 100 a bushel here. The crab guys in Fla look at it like an afterthought when Stone is out of season. I have crabbed in the that area and stick to the grassy areas near the brackish salt line they tend to stick to that. Thye like a fresh/salt mix and slower water.
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Get back into the creeks, just watch the tide. There are some good little spots back in Spruce Creek that should produce.

Luna - just passed a sign yesterday here in St. Augustine, BLUE CRABS $12.00 a DOZ.
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They are thick enough to walk on down here in Mosquito Lagoon right now! Can't even get away from them fishing with live mullet and pinfish.
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They are thick enough to walk on down here in Mosquito Lagoon right now! Can't even get away from them fishing with live mullet and pinfish.
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Really, please let me know where, I have never been to Mosquito Lagoon, so I do not know how large it is. Any particulair spots, or just all over.
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Get back into the creeks, just watch the tide. There are some good little spots back in Spruce Creek that should produce.

Luna - just passed a sign yesterday here in St. Augustine, BLUE CRABS $12.00 a DOZ.
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When you say watch the tide, am I watching for an incoming or outgoing tide. Or change of tide, or slack. let me know.
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If you come south on the ICW just get south of the Riverbreeze Park boat ramps in Oak Hill and you will begin to see all the crab trap floats off the channel.
When you pass the last east clinker island around marker 13 and the clam leases on the west side of the channel, the lagoon opens up to what looks like a large bay. There's lots of traps out there.
The traps are everywhere but most are on the channel edges, on both east and west sides, all the way to the Haulover canal. If it were me I would try between the west side of the channel and the clam leases at Lefil's point (last point with dwellings on it) or behind the east clinker islands south of marker 7. The crabs love eating my baby clams and that's where I have seen the most while fishin.
There are also some rock piles between the west side of the ICW channel and the clam leases which occasionally hold some nice mangos and an occasional "keeper" grouper. FWIW...Joe
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Get back into the creeks, just watch the tide. There are some good little spots back in Spruce Creek that should produce.

Luna - just passed a sign yesterday here in St. Augustine, BLUE CRABS $12.00 a DOZ.
maybe we should start exporting
Yeah, I have been thinking about that. They are 180 a bushel off season. Guys in the Carolinas make a good living trucking crabs into Baltimore, Philly, NY. I want to move to Fla and sell crabs and tomatoes to NE resturants.
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