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Whitechins on Whiteleggers

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Spent hours crabbing for whiteleggers Friday night for a tog trip with a friend on Saturday. Caught about 2 bushels of greenies to get 2 dozen whitelegger. They're pretty hard to come by down this way. Good thing we got some whiteys! Went out to a wreck in 85 feet of water and caught a 2 and an 8 pound tog. Real slow there. So we went out to a wreck in 100 feet. Started picking up a lot of 3-5 pounders on greenies. Decided to drop a ****** down. As soon as it hit bottom, I hooked up with a nice fish. He went 10.5. Caught a few other 6-8's then I told my buddy to drop a ****** down. First drop, he hooked up with a good fish. That one went 11 pounds. Dropped another down, got a 10.9. After that we caught a few more 5-6 pounders until we ran out of whiteleggers. Good thing we did though. We had a limit of big tog and by then the wind was blowing up and the seas were 6 feet. Had to go 19 miles through that s**t in my 20 foot boat, but it was worth it. Had one of my best days of toggin ever. Looks like the whitelegger crab bite is on now! I'm not leavin the dock without em. Maybe I'll take a road trip up to Sheepshead Bay and get a few bushels of em :)

Tom on the left, me on the right.


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I'm sure there are still some tog inshore, but down this way the water inshore is 41 degrees. I stopped at a wreck on 80 feet and didn't even bother anchoring, there was no life on it. The next wreck I anchored on had little life and we only got the 2 tog off that wreck. Went to 100 feet and there was lots of life and that's where we hit em. I'll try to make it up there sometime soon. Maybe buy a few bags of flat bank sinkers and a sidewinder reel.

I'm not sure. I haven't been down in a while. I image they are doing good though.
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