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2011 Maryland Recreational Crabbers Trot Line Laws
2011 Maryland Recreational 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 “ seasoning.”

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.

Please send your crabbing photos and videos to captainbruce53@aol.com and he will put them on his website.

The Best Quality #5 Trot Line that money can buy!

 

TROT LINES
Tie your bait direct by using a "slip knot"

 


SNOODED TROT LINES - With all of these options, what's the difference?

  PROS   CONS
#5
Main Lines
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.   If 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.
#8
Solid Braid
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.
3
strand nylon
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 resistance.
  Some might say it's the price, but you get what you pay for with proper care this line can last 20 years.
Snoods 1/8" 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.
  If they snag they will break easier than 3/16" snoods, but are easily replaced using a slip knot.  So buy a extra pack for replacements.
Snoods 3/16" 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 them. 
Spacing 6' standard spacing for hand dipping.   4' - used mostly with auto dippers, or young and fast dippers.

COMMERCIAL CRABBING GEAR

#8 x 2000' 3/16 Snoods with 6' Spacing

Item #123

2000' of #8 Solid Braid Polyester main line with no cuts or splices and great wear resistance is made with 3/16" shock cord with 6 foot spacing and 6 inch drops (approximate. 333 baits per line) with heavy duty #2 swivel bronze snaps secured to both ends. Designed to be used with or without a line puller. Total weight of line for shipping purposes approximate 25 lbs.

#8 x 2000' 3/16 Snoods with 4' Spacing

Item #124

2000' of #8 Solid Braid Polyester main line with no cuts or splices and great wear resistance is made with 3/16" shock cord with 4 foot spacing and 6 inch drops (approximate. 500 baits per line) with heavy duty #2 swivel bronze snaps secured to both ends. Designed to be used with or without a line puller. Total weight of line for shipping purposes approximate 25 lbs.

#8 x 2000' 1/8 Snoods with 6' Spacing

Item #170

2000' of #8 Solid Braid Polyester main line with no cuts or splices and great wear resistance is made with 1/8" shock cord with 6 foot spacing and 6 inch drops (approximate. 333 baits per line) with heavy duty #2 swivel bronze snaps secured to both ends. Designed to be used with or without a line puller. Total weight of line for shipping purposes approximate 25 lbs.

#8 x 2000' 1/8 Snoods with 4' Spacing

Item #171

2000' of #8 Solid Braid Polyester main line with no cuts or splices and great wear resistance is made with 1/8" shock cord with 4 foot spacing and 6 inch drops (approximate. 500 baits per line) with heavy duty #2 swivel bronze snaps secured to both ends. Designed to be used with or without a line puller. Total weight of line for shipping purposes approximate 25 lbs.

$ 439.00

$ 539.00

$ 439.00

$ 539.00

 

750' Roll of Heavyweight Bait Bag Material

Item #230

Will make approx. 1125 (8" long bait bags)
heavy duty clam bag material.

500 Pack of Heavy Duty Bait Bags

Item #286

500 pack of commercial grade clam bag orange plastic mesh x 8" long with a galvanized hog ring on one end. Made from Item #230.That's only $.35 each for commercial grade heavyweight bait bags.

1000 Pack of Heavy Duty Bait Bags

Item #287

1000 pack of heavy duty bait bags. Mesh size between 1/4 - 3/8". Bag is 8" long with galvanized hog ring on one end. Made from Item 230.
 

$ 139.00

$ 175.00

$ 300.00

 
 

5 lbs of 3/4" Galvanized Hog Rings

Item #290

Approximately 2,400 hog rings in a 5 lb bag.

25 lbs of 3/4" Galvanized Hog Rings

Item #291

Approximately 12,000 hog rings in a 25 lb box.

5 lbs of 3/8" Stainless Steel Hog Rings

Item #292

Approximately 5,000 SS hog rings in a 5 lb bag.

25 lbs of 3/8" Stainless Steel Hog Rings

Item #293

Approximately 25,000 SS hog rings in a 25 lb box.

$ 25.00

$ 109.00

$ 35.00

$ 159.00

 

5 lbs of 1/2" Stainless Steel Hog Rings

Item #294

Approximately 4,000 SS hog rings in a 5 lb bag.

25 lbs of 1/2" Stainless Steel Hog Rings

Item #295

Approximately 20,000 SS hog rings in a 25 lb box.

5 lbs of 3/4" Stainless Steel Hog Rings

Item #296

Approximately 3,200 SS hog rings in a 5 lb bag.

25 lbs of 3/4" Stainless Steel Hog Rings

Item #297

Approximately 16,000 SS hog rings in a 25 lb box.
 

$ 35.00

$ 159.00

$ 35.00

$ 159.00

MINIMUM ORDER OF $20 REQUIRED

  • Orders are available for local pick-up

  • Shipping charges are based on delivery to bordering states (VA, DE, PA, NJ).  Orders being shipped to other states must pay actual shipping charges.

  • PayPal, money order's, cashier checks or personal checks accepted.  (Items will ship once personal check clears; usually within 3 business days.)

  • Refunds given in the event of merchandise defect only.

  • Minimum order of $20.00 required.

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Questions?  
Call Captain Bruce at 410.287.6315 or 443.693.2438 or
email today!

Designed and Used by Captain Bruce 

Captain Bruce is a Captain certified by the US Coastguard and also a commercial crabber with over 40 years experience crabbing the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. He is one of the very few commercial crabbers who uses Stackable Crab Traps to catch crabs. 

Captain Bruce has been making Stackable Crab Traps for over 10 years.  He continuously uses the knowledge he gains by using his traps out on the water to improve the design and operation of the traps.  

This allows YOU, the recreational crabber to have a worry-free and productive crabbing experience.