10 August 2015

• Striper Bait: Fiddler Crabs

“Finding a fiddler colony is pretty easy. Fiddlers love company, where the males can use that big claw to spar and wave at the ladies. Scientists have counted up to 30 separate motions in each wave. When the tide comes back in, the males drum underwater, thumping around with their tiny feeder claws and feet.

”Look for beaches or mudflats with lots of finger-thick holes going down to sea level. There will probably be some individuals scuttling across the ground.

”There are a couple of ways to catch these little side-steppers….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FloridaSportsman

See the range of fiddler crabs: FiddlerCrabInfo http://www.fiddlercrab.info/uca_ranges.html

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