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Wayneman posted 05-26-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Wayneman   Send Email to Wayneman  
Incidently, could anyone tell me when the blue claw crab starts running north up the Hudson River? It is where I keep my non-functioning whaler and motor docked and if I can make the outboard run again will do some crabbing this season.
I apologize for the somewhat non-related topic. Thank you!
Chap posted 05-28-2002 10:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Last week I was in our local sea food shop getting myself a nice fresh fried soft shell crab sandwich with tarter and noticed they only had softies at 5$ each for sale and no hards.
I believe the downside of the first full moon in May, now, is the big shed and beginning of full swing summer life for the local inshore species around this area. Give or take. Probably a little later where you are. Things seem to be off a tad earlier this year with all the warm weather and one guy I watch already has all his traps out in the Barnegat. They'll fill out over the next two weeks or so nicely and be ready for the Old Bay.
timmyb posted 05-29-2002 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for timmyb  Send Email to timmyb     
about the crabs,i start in late july,crabbing down on the shrewsbury,or the barneget bay. about the hudson rver they just informed people not to eat any of the crabs taken out of those waters more info i could provide but not right now in front of me. they wrote about it in the bergen record last week. they say to many PCB'sare in the crabs. but it all depends on where you mean in the hudson river.

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