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#1011450 - 07/08/19 09:08 AM Re: When Will PS Crab Seasons Be Announced? [Re: Take-Down]
CedarR Offline
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Thanks for the info, Take-Down.

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#1011484 - 07/08/19 05:46 PM Re: When Will PS Crab Seasons Be Announced? [Re: RUNnGUN]
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You can drown the crabs in a finite amount of water. Keep their gills wet and they'll breath air. Dunk em occasionally or dump a bucket of new water over them in the cooler with the drain open.

Alternatively, you can clean and ice them until you can get them to your cooker.
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#1011498 - 07/08/19 11:34 PM Re: When Will PS Crab Seasons Be Announced? [Re: OceanSun]
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Good to know, OceanSun. Now, all I have to do is catch some...

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#1011508 - 07/09/19 08:31 AM Re: When Will PS Crab Seasons Be Announced? [Re: OceanSun]
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Originally Posted By: OceanSun
You can drown the crabs in a finite amount of water. Keep their gills wet and they'll breath air. Dunk em occasionally or dump a bucket of new water over them in the cooler with the drain open.

Alternatively, you can clean and ice them until you can get them to your cooker.


Crab Rules: Just a reminder that if you possess cleaned crab in the field you must retain the back shell.
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#1011515 - 07/09/19 12:20 PM Re: When Will PS Crab Seasons Be Announced? [Re: RUNnGUN]
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Correct - I usually keep the back shells in a bucket until leaving the boat launch. An exception to that rule is if you're preparing for immediate consumption such as a beach crab boil.
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#1011526 - 07/09/19 05:44 PM Re: When Will PS Crab Seasons Be Announced? [Re: RUNnGUN]
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I didn't get out this opener but friends that did said keeper crabs were numerous but 30-40% soft and released them. Others said very few soft ones? Wonder if location makes a difference or just luck? Anyway headed up to our yearly San Juan opener. Hope softies are few and far between.
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