Originally Posted by Poly
Kind of like drug dealers with a patch...
Yes it is
I find oily mackeral works best for crab or lobster .. I'll set in any depth right up to spring tide dead low level, cos thats where the fellas are
... I've fished on rock coasts and sandy bottoms. If its steep shelving rock and tangle you need to get the pot close to the shore, so close infact you need to be alert on the motor, especially if you get big swells like we do
. If its a sandy bottom, look for tangle with a patch in it .. your fish likes to hide, so .. if you see a patch drop your pot right into it
.. Oh and if your coast is rocky take a big knife for pot recovery, incase it catches a conger, which up our way will fill the pot, and remove your finger when you try and relieve the chap of his new home
Also .. set in the morning and leave for 24hrs only .. your man seems to prefer going in at night, but they can find there way out of that type of pot if you leave them for too long