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(NOAA)   Since it's almost Halloween, let's talk about 'Ghost Fishing'   (oceanservice.noaa.gov) divider line
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2020-10-26 12:29:30 PM  
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2020-10-26 1:46:56 PM  
Oh, I thought this was ghost fisting. Sorry about that, Christmas Past.
 
2020-10-26 3:39:57 PM  

Fear the Clam: Oh, I thought this was ghost fisting. Sorry about that, Christmas Past.


It has been a long day for me as well.

NTTAWWT
 
2020-10-26 3:40:40 PM  
I once caught a ghost THIS big.
 
2020-10-26 3:45:14 PM  
All well and good but one of the problems is that, as with the picture in the article, since recreational crabbing and commercial take place in the same waters commercial crabbers will come empty pots that dont belong to them, cut off the floats/ markers, and toss them into channels so that they cant be recovered. This is were a LOT of the "abandoned" traps come from. Hell some guys just ty a new marker to it and steal the traps.
 
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2020-10-26 3:59:19 PM  
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2020-10-26 3:59:39 PM  
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G-g-g-g-g-g-g-ghost!?!?!?
 
2020-10-26 3:59:51 PM  
As someone who only fishes from shore, I hate ghost fisherman. I already have to contend with rocks and submerged trees and logs catching my gear. Then I find some assclown was using braided line, cut the last 30 feet off because he was snagged. So now I am snagged.

You won't catch Nessie, you farking dilldos. It is a river. They make 40 pound test monofilament. I've landed a 4 foot sturgeon on 8 pound test. You just have to not goose the fish like an asshole. And enjoy your experience. It's a hobby, not a competition.
 
2020-10-26 4:02:58 PM  

Netrngr: All well and good but one of the problems is that, as with the picture in the article, since recreational crabbing and commercial take place in the same waters commercial crabbers will come empty pots that dont belong to them, cut off the floats/ markers, and toss them into channels so that they cant be recovered. This is were a LOT of the "abandoned" traps come from. Hell some guys just ty a new marker to it and steal the traps.


Uhm.....commercial crabbing family here.

While the vast majority of commercial crabbing does NOT occur in the same waters out here, a whole lot of pot loss is the props of boats cutting off the buoys...or the pots get moved along the ocean floor into deeper water during a storm.   One of our front door decorations is a crushed crab buoy.   That pot got pulled so far down that the pressure crushed the buoy.   A friend who is a dragger pulled it up in their net.

You sound like a sport crabber who wants to blame somebody for losing your pots.  Excuse me, traps.

I am in favor of more rot cords on pots, though.
 
2020-10-26 4:26:43 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Netrngr: All well and good but one of the problems is that, as with the picture in the article, since recreational crabbing and commercial take place in the same waters commercial crabbers will come empty pots that dont belong to them, cut off the floats/ markers, and toss them into channels so that they cant be recovered. This is were a LOT of the "abandoned" traps come from. Hell some guys just ty a new marker to it and steal the traps.

Uhm.....commercial crabbing family here.

While the vast majority of commercial crabbing does NOT occur in the same waters out here, a whole lot of pot loss is the props of boats cutting off the buoys...or the pots get moved along the ocean floor into deeper water during a storm.   One of our front door decorations is a crushed crab buoy.   That pot got pulled so far down that the pressure crushed the buoy.   A friend who is a dragger pulled it up in their net.

You sound like a sport crabber who wants to blame somebody for losing your pots.  Excuse me, traps.

I am in favor of more rot cords on pots, though.


Sorry I guess I didn't expand enough. Here in SC the two do share a lot of the same habitat, namely marshes. Yeah I am a sport crabber. We are after blue crab just as the commercial guys here are. I usually drop 3 or so pots "traps" and haul them back the same day however we use the same traps/pots that the commercial guys use rigged the same way. Im not suggesting that the guys using huge pots way down deep are doing this.
 
2020-10-26 4:27:23 PM  

Fear the Clam: Oh, I thought this was ghost fisting. Sorry about that, Christmas Past.


I just came home from grocery shopping and just sat down. I thought fisting as well. Seems to make more sense to me as what are ghosts gonna do with a fish?
 
2020-10-26 4:31:16 PM  
buncha pervs, fisting ghosts
 
2020-10-26 4:31:34 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: I am in favor of more rot cords on pots, though.


Sorry for got about this. We started cutting the walls of our traps and using a relatively thin gauged wire that lasts about 1 season to sew the sides of the traps back together so that if the trap does get lost it will fall apart on its own. Yeah we may have to replace the wires once a season but beats a wire basket sitting there killing wildlife over and over again.
What a lot of folks dont realize that once a fish or crabs or whatever gets in there and dies its just rebaiting the trap over and over again. At least this way at some point the cycle ends itself until the trap can decompose/rust away.
 
2020-10-26 4:31:43 PM  

wrenchboy: Fear the Clam: Oh, I thought this was ghost fisting. Sorry about that, Christmas Past.

I just came home from grocery shopping and just sat down. I thought fisting as well. Seems to make more sense to me as what are ghosts gonna do with a fish?


Cover it in boo batter?
 
2020-10-26 4:36:42 PM  
I tried ghost fishing once, but Casper would never take the bait.

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2020-10-26 4:40:00 PM  
I prefer ghost catfishing, where you pretend to be someone's dead friend or relative and haunt them.
 
2020-10-26 4:51:43 PM  

Netrngr: Dewey Fidalgo: I am in favor of more rot cords on pots, though.

Sorry for got about this. We started cutting the walls of our traps and using a relatively thin gauged wire that lasts about 1 season to sew the sides of the traps back together so that if the trap does get lost it will fall apart on its own. Yeah we may have to replace the wires once a season but beats a wire basket sitting there killing wildlife over and over again.
What a lot of folks dont realize that once a fish or crabs or whatever gets in there and dies its just rebaiting the trap over and over again. At least this way at some point the cycle ends itself until the trap can decompose/rust away.


Out here, where the web is stainless wire, we use cotton thread for the "escape" rot cord.
 
2020-10-26 4:54:50 PM  
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2020-10-26 4:59:58 PM  
If you try ghost fisting, you might get some sheet on your hands.
 
2020-10-26 5:04:46 PM  

Fear the Clam: Oh, I thought this was ghost fisting. Sorry about that, Christmas Past.


Damn it, someone got there before me.
/sigh - no fisting today, I guess

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2020-10-26 5:06:06 PM  
The term ghost fishing implies something a lot more fun than reality is prepared to provide.
 
2020-10-26 5:12:59 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: As someone who only fishes from shore, I hate ghost fisherman. I already have to contend with rocks and submerged trees and logs catching my gear. Then I find some assclown was using braided line, cut the last 30 feet off because he was snagged. So now I am snagged.

You won't catch Nessie, you farking dilldos. It is a river. They make 40 pound test monofilament. I've landed a 4 foot sturgeon on 8 pound test. You just have to not goose the fish like an asshole. And enjoy your experience. It's a hobby, not a competition.


amen. in my yut me and me droogs fished often. we used 3LB test on the logic that if you couldn't land your catch on light line you suck at fishing. we were very catch release even when young. i loved fishing but when i learned it hurts the fish to be caught i gave away all my tackle. slowly i'm rebuilding a set-up to have for bug out emergency purposes.
 
2020-10-26 5:31:40 PM  

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Long ago I worked at a tropical fish wholesaler and learned to hate those things.  Very cool to watch but all too often they came in with a variety of illnesses and were a pain in the ass to get healthy enough to sell.
 
2020-10-26 6:08:45 PM  

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2020-10-26 7:06:04 PM  
Use glow worms
 
2020-10-26 7:25:54 PM  
Yea, put me in the Ghost Fisting group.
 
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