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    Pirate2 4 Living on the Edge...

    So I've read in a few different places and also heard from people who have done this...

    They say you have to find areas where there is a shell reef, find the edge where the mud starts and work your hands around and start feeling for no other than Stone Crabs... I was shocked to watch this video where this guy is noodling for Stone Crab and harvesting a good number of claws at that! Anyone done this in West Bay?

    here's the video...


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    Campbells Bayou area along the bank...about 12 years ago. Used the butt of an ugly stick to break the hole open then got the claw. Ended up with quite a few.

    Sorry but I can't access youtube here at work, so no comment on the noodling for them.

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    I know the feeling of no youtube @ work...

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    1 year old post... I'm bumping this b/c this video is BAD *****!!!
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    Pretty neat.......... My luck i would grab a blue crab.
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    Nope. Pretty interesting though. I think I would wear those metal mesh gloves for gripping and cleaning fish to protect my hands from cuts and claws. Would not be a happy thing to get a Vibrio infection digging around in mud with a cut finger.

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    Confederate Reef has a lot of dens up in the shell, especially in the fall. We have played around with dropping our lines with gulp in them. they get cut up pretty good.

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    I recall years ago I was walking along the base of the north jetty (on Bolivar) there were 2 men in the water (gulf side) feeling around the rocks. I thought they had lost something. They had a young man with them who was floating and holding an ice chest. I watched them as one of the guys came up with a blue crab - the young man with the ice chest opened the lid and in it went. He shook his had and went back for more. I watched as this continued and thought they really want them crabs. This was before I had ever heard of noodleing or hand fishing.

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    I need my digits for counting , no way could I afford to lose one for a crab !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texfish View Post
    I need my digits for counting , no way could I afford to lose one for a crab !
    So you can keep track of each limit of them trouts you been catching,
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