Re: Preparing and Hooking Cracked Crab for Bull Redfish and Drum
May 31, 2019 at 9:27am
We prefer cutting whole market crabs in half both for faster dissemination of scent and to ensure better hook ups. Half crabs also tend to catch more gafftops, slot reds, and slot drum.
Some times whole crabs are better:
1. Crabs are on the small side.
2. Sea catfish (hardheads) are picking cracked crabs apart so quickly that frequent rebaiting is needed.
3. You prefer not to catch gafftops.
4. Crabs are in short supply. 1 whole crab will last much longer than two halves - usually lasting until you catch a fish big enough to eat it.