Fishing with Crabs as Bait

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Crabs can be very effective for many different fish.  Some fishermen know how to catch them by hand, but it is much easier to catch them with a fishing line and a fresh piece of chicken or even a chicken bone.  Drop your chicken down and you will have no problem catching plenty of bait.  Shallow bays, creeks, canals and marshes are the best places to find crabs.  Hard-shell crabs and soft-shell crabs work well for a variety of species. Hard-shell crabs will catch tarpon and black drum.  Soft-shell crabs are great for tarpon, black drum, snook, redfish and blackfish.  Pieces of crab will work for many smaller fish.

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