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2011 Maryland Recreational
Crabbers Trot Line Laws
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Crabbers Catch Laws
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Line Quality – Is
quality line worth the extra money? You decide!
Ever wonder why some lines have
to be “seasoned" to sink, while other lines sink without
seasoning? The lighter (cheaper) line starts out with a
fiber core with the premium grade line (like nylon or polyester)
spun around the fiber core to make the finished line. In order
for the fiber core lines to sink, the fiber core must absorb
water to become heavier in order to sink, thus so named “
In addition to the sinking
factor, the life of the line is much less (2-3 years on average)
because the outer shell wears thru to the fiber core and the
line breaks continually resulting in you having to replace your
line every 2-3 years.
Captain Bruce’s lines do not have fiber fillers. All lines are
made in the manufacturing process by using ALL polyester, or ALL
nylon, resulting in a heaver “SINKING LINE” because they don’t
have a soft filler core. If your line is not sinking to the
bottom (on its own), you are not going to catch as many crabs.
In addition to the self-sinking line, Captain Bruce’s line will
last up to 3 times longer (9-10 years) on average.
Some customers have reported that they have been using this type
of quality line for 20 years or more and its still being used
today. When Captain Bruce inquired as to what is the secrets to
keeping a line that long they all say just take care of it.
Taking care of it means use it as often as you want, but when
you are not using it, keep in out of the sun, and dry it out and
store it dry in the off season.
This is another example of you get what You pay for! It’s your
choice! You can pay a little more and buy a quality line
that will last for many years, or you can save a little money
and buy a cheaper line that will only last you a few years.
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crabbing photos and videos to
and he will put them on his website.
Best Quality #5 Trot Line that money can buy!
Tie your bait direct by using a
SNOODED TROT LINES - With all of these options, what's
It's inexpensive. It's the line of
choice for the beginning or occasional
recreational crabber, it's made from nylon and
will not rot and will last for years.
you are not careful when you are baiting, or
bringing in back in from the water, the loops in
the lines will turn into knots.
Cheaper than the 3 strand, and stays soft, easy
on the hands when you pull line in, less likely
to knot up than #5, if a loop develops usually
all you have to do is shake it out.
None. It's a good all around line.
The "Cadillac" of all lines and also the most
expensive, but you get what you pay for.
It's been reported with proper care that this
line will last 20 years and if you get a loop in
your line when you're letting it out, just shake
it out and very rarely gets knotted up. This is
also the line preferred by commercial crabbers
who use "line winders" because it has great wear
Some might say it's the price, but you get what
you pay for with proper care this line can last
Thinner snoods are more "flexible" and absorb
more vibrations resulting in less crabs dropping
off your line with more crabs coming to the
surface... The bottom line is at the end of the
day you will catch more crabs.
they snag they will break easier than 3/16"
snoods, but are easily replaced using a slip
knot. So buy a extra pack for
Won't break as easy as 1/8" dia snoods if you
get your snood line hung up. That's why most
Commercial Crabbers prefer the 3/16" snoods over
the 1/8" snoods. They are more durable than 1/8"
dia snoods, and work better with line winders.
3/16" dia being thicker have a little less
elasticity than the 1/8" dia snoods, but a lot
of recreational crabbers also prefer using
standard spacing for hand dipping.
4' - used mostly with auto dippers, or young and