Offshore Angler™ 16'' Star Crab Trap
Works Beautifully as a ...
Full disclosure first ! I live in the middle of the USA. No crabs within 500 miles other than at the restaurant and even if I did see an in-the-wild crab, I wouldn't know what to do with it. I weekly go to Bass Pro headquarters and their Closeouts/Returns store where I found several of these at various times. Couldn't figure out what to do with them (remember? No crabs to catch!#. Finally figured it out. I use these to fantastic effect as ... plant hangers. Put a little peat moss and coconut husk 'bowls' in there to hold the moss and a little dirt and you have wonderful hanging flower or herb pots. Tie up 3 of the 4 sides together and over a small pulley on a pole #or whatever# and you can raise/lower it to get it out of the way or so you can harvest your herbs. The 4th side is simply clamped with wire to the other connecting sides so you can easily get inside to weed or collect cherry tomatoes, for example. I get these for less than half retail price and they're worth every bit for what I'm using them for. Currently have 16 of them and pick up more when they show up.
June 12, 2013
This trap work great. I dont know why other have trouble with it. I use heavy fishing line instead of string because it slide better so it close more properly. I caught alot of crab with these.
June 5, 2012
Waste of Money
Happy as a clam when I found this trap at Bass Pro, but was very disappointed when I tried to use it. Used chicken leg tied to floor of trap and had some very large crabs that escaped the trap when I tried to retrieve the trap. The sides do not come together and leave a 2-3 inch gap that even the larger crabs can slip through. Back to my double ring nets.
May 22, 2012
clearing things up
Ok when I was a lil kid my grandfather would take my brother and I crab fishing. This is what we used. So I feel the need to clarify doubts of this. first of all the bait we would go to a chicken proccessing plant and getting chicken guts and tie it on the center of the cage this also adds weight to the trap making the seting easier as well. I HIGHLY recomend using it on a pier. Setting it is a tad difficult the first couple times but here are things that make it easier the watter is calm you give as much slack on the string as you can if the string pulls on the trap it will mess up the whole thing. After that ofcourse theres the sitting around drinking soda granted now adays it's beer but same thing. Then comes the hard part... pulling it out of the watter you MUST do it as fast as possible. If you follow all these steps I will personally garantee that you will have a blast crab fishing with this
February 3, 2012