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Old 03-11-2019, 01:02 PM
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Just wondering if anyone has had any luck in the salt pond with putting green crab traps under your dock to supplement the crabs you'll need for togging this year? I was thinking about buying 2 traps and maybe a holding pen. It's my first time on the salt pond, so i just don't know if this is a viable option. I have seen people in Newport who do this and it generally helps cover some of the crabs you'll need, just unsure what its like in the salt pond.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:49 AM
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Plenty of green crab in the pond
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:19 AM
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I use a homemade holding pen, never targeted via traps... do it the hard way, flipping rocks and tossing them in a bucket to go in the pen.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Sin Bin fishing RI View Post
I use a homemade holding pen, never targeted via traps... do it the hard way, flipping rocks and tossing them in a bucket to go in the pen.
We anchor up on the west side of the pond. Usually we will soak a fluke (or other fish) carcass off the boat. You will have dozens of crabs including blue crabs. From there they go into the pen. I use to be in the mud at Hanson's years back along the rocks. I would get mummies and eels in my trap but never got crabs. That was way up in the warm water.

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Old 03-12-2019, 06:09 PM
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I see a lot of traps under boats when near the rocks. Diving around with my kids, I usually see them in the thousands in rocky areas, and very few in sandy areas. From what I gather, you are going to be a Jim's next season. I had a boat there 10 years ago, and the bottom was sandy/silty and might not hold so many of them.

If you walk toward the inlet you'll find tons, but current is pretty strong. Walk to the end of "Dog Beach" and you hit some rocks that hold them by the thousands. Like SinBin say's... and kids like collecting better than video games...which is win/win if you got 'em!

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Old 03-12-2019, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeRI View Post
I see a lot of traps under boats when near the rocks. Diving around with my kids, I usually see them in the thousands in rocky areas, and very few in sandy areas. From what I gather, you are going to be a Jim's next season. I had a boat there 10 years ago, and the bottom was sandy/silty and might not hold so many of them.

If you walk toward the inlet you'll find tons, but current is pretty strong. Walk to the end of "Dog Beach" and you hit some rocks that hold them by the thousands. Like SinBin say's... and kids like collecting better than video games...which is win/win if you got 'em!

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great advice thank you, Iím thinking Iíll be at Jimís if everything works out if not Iíll be up at top of the pond at marina bay. One question where is ďdog beachĒ Iím new to the salt pond, Iíve been mostly a mass fishing guy until i bought a house and moved to Rhode Island. So now I get to learn and fish these waters, really excited to have all the options it offers.

as far as flipping rocks Iíll be willing to do that, no kids here and the girlfriend is gonna want nothing to do with that so Iíll be by myself doing that while she drinks on the boat.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:40 AM
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41į22'53.0"N 71į31'01.7"W


About 1000' north of Jim's dock on the same side of the pond.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:45 AM
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If anyone is looking for an commercial grade green crab trap. This guy in Wakefield makes a pretty good one.

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Old 03-14-2019, 05:29 PM
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Don't hurry with the kids! I'll loan you mine...they can 'put you on the green crab"... hehe...

That looks like an interesting shop, Rez. I'll swing by next time I visit Whaler's. I mean Brickley's...
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:43 AM
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Hell i bring the kids to Whalers. They are having waffles this St Pats day. Win win

If you like Whalers you need to try the beers from Tilted Barn.
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Mikeri

Hell i bring the kids to Whalers. They are having waffles this St Pats day. Win win

If you like Whalers you need to try the beers from Tilted Barn.
i can vouch for tilted barn, great place
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whalers and tilted are both top notch
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Oh, wow, I hadn't even heard of it. I'll definitely check out the Tilted Barn. Thanks!

and win-win...hahaha!
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:57 PM
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I plan on doing the same with traps and a pen in the pond. The pricing has. Even increasing on traps due to the higher cost of steel.

Tilted barn is well known in the craft brewer community. That being said, I donít believe thay are open on St. Patrickís day.
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I plan on doing the same with traps and a pen in the pond. The pricing has. Even increasing on traps due to the higher cost of steel.

Tilted barn is well known in the craft brewer community. That being said, I donít believe thay are open on St. Patrickís day.
Got mine on Friday


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