Offshore Angler 16'' Star Crab Trap
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
The idea behind this good, but the actual performance was very disappointing. Set up was a little confusing, and from there it just got worse. Since there is no way to secure bait your automatically stuck in improvising mode. In the floor (dry) it seemed to work ok, but when in water the first 4 times I tried to pull it up at least one of the four walls went down... NOT up to close the cage as pictured. I added some weight to the bottom which seemed to help, but it was still about 50/50. After about a dozen retrieves the cheap sting (like kite string) the manufacture used started to fray and began to be tangled in the eyelet. Wind also made using this thing more difficult as the strings would become tangled when relaxed. After tons of modifications, broken strings and escaped crabs I became frustrated and went back to my basket.
January 1, 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
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