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Old 02-13-2018, 01:18 PM
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Hey guys-

My wife and I are trailering down to the keys to fish the flats and we would like to try trapping some stone crab this year. I contacted the FWC and reviewed all the rules and regs now I'm just curious about the best trap to purchase (or should I just make some).

I would love a wire trap that is collaspable (Danielson stone crab traps on Amazon) but I can't find any that meet all the rules/regs.

I also found some plastic traps from Cudjoe Sales but seems like they would take up a lot of space.

What do you recommend? Thanks!
Old 02-13-2018, 01:27 PM
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I would check with Crook & Crook

https://www.crookandcrook.com/home/index.html

Mine always ended up getting stolen.
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I use the plastic traps from Cudjoe Sales, and they work well.
They do take up space and you need to pour concrete bottoms in them.
If you are vacationing I think you are better off buying the crab claws.
Even if you drop them in a good spot with good bait it will be 3 days before you pull them and have decent crabs. Maybe its better crabbing in the keys, but here in west central Florida it takes time to get the crabs.
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Thanks guys, you're probably 100% right about just buying the claws but my wife and I love to learn new things.

I'm going to post on craigslist to see if someone will rent me five traps for a week as I live in Michigan and don't have much use for them back home. If I can't find anyone I'll probably go w/ the tried and true plastic traps.

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