PEELERS

Peeler Crabs make great bait, but it is essential they are presented correctly, or they will drop off your hook as  soon as they hit the water.

Follow the following steps and you will soon be enjoying the benefits of one of the best baits for specimen fish.

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Make sure it is a Peeler.... 

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Remove  the legs and claws by twisting and pulling away

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Remove all the legs and claws ,(You can keep the legs and remove the meat inside, for tipping of the hook)

 

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Remove the main shell, starting from the rear of the crab and lifting away 

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Turn the crab over and remove the shell from underneath, including the jaw area and the tail plate

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The Lungs should be removed if you are planning to freeze the crab for later

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Pass the hook between the eyes and out through the vent beneath the tail.   

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Use bait elastic to secure the crab to the hook, but only use 2 or 3 turns