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Near Shore Crabbin'

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Amber Moon, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Amber Moon

    Amber Moon Seasoned Veteran
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    May 16, 2008
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    Well, I have searched and read most of the threads about lobster and crab methods and results. I am currently using a technique of laying out traps from a a rowboat near shore and picking them up on the bobs or a minute or so, minimizing trap loss.

    But my ratios of regular crab and lobster to named seems high. Do you think there is a difference between deep and shallow waters for named crab and lobsters?

    Thanks for you opinions....
  2. Parnoc

    Parnoc Slightly Crazed
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    Jan 25, 2004
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    I don't think the water depth matters, what's happening to you is you're taking the traps out too fast. Somewhere in this forum is an explanation by one of the devs that explains, leaving them in until the 4th and 5th bob gives a much larger chance of getting named and rare crabs and lobsters. I lose about 1/3 or a little over of all my traps, but I get good amounts of named and rares. If you're worried about losing traps, then you'll settle for a lot less good stuff.