Hi ramrod i use a lot of crab though the yr and the way i do it i take all the shell off and in between the eyes aswell and cut out the lungs i was out on saturday and had over 25 bass out this way tight linesHI ALL JUST A QUICK QUESTION REGARDING PEELER CRAB.DO YOU PEEL THE SHELL OFF THE LEGS OR LEAVE THEM ON,SOME PEOPLE SAY YOU DO AND SOME SAY YOU DON;T OR IS IT JUST PERSONAL CHOICE. CHEERS:g:
i've been told it sours the flesh and the fish wont eat it, thats why you should never buy frozen peelers that still have the shell onI know a lot of people do it, but why is it important to take out the gills if using fresh crab straight away?
God. there is a lot of rubbish about.:nonono:i've been told it sours the flesh and the fish wont eat it, thats why you should never buy frozen peelers that still have the shell on
What happened to the eig between Tand n then ?:blink:They are not lungs, they are gills! And fish never find a peeler, as the crab knows well in advance of the event when it is going to shed its shell, and finds the deepest cover it can, and hides away from predators. The only point where a crab is vulnerable is the crabs own fault, after it has shed the shell and is a soft crab, it sees its own discarded old shell, thinks it is an itruder after it, and moves out to find another hiding place, perhaps a few feet away. When I had crab pots on the T***n, if I found an empty shell from a crab, then I knew there was a softie nearby, if I hadn't already found it.
I peel everything, removing the gills,mouthparts, eyes, wedding tackle, I peel all the claws and legs to tip off the main body, and use the lycra thread to secure the body to the shank of the hook so it comes out like a sausage, then add legs by threading from the first joint to the thickest end of the leg as tipping. The 2 claws are a bait on their own.
Hope this helps,