Crab Crazy! Introducing Crab N Shrimp Fuel
By John Keizer | 05/09/2012
There’s no way around it. Crabbing is becoming more popular in the Pacific Northwest (and Nor Cal/BC/Alaska). After last weekend’s Washington shrimp opener I’m getting excited about the coming crab opener (it’s open in Oregon and Nor Cal now). At the end of last season I discovered how easy Pautzke's Crab & Shrimp Fuel is to use and how quickly it’s taking the crab and shrimp pot season to a new level.
How To Prepare For Numerous Trips:
Some crabbers choose to prepare their baits the night before they head out. However, I opt to make a bunch at once and freeze it. I save fresh salmon parts and when I have 3 or 4 salmon filet caresses ready to go I cut all the parts up so they fit into a quart size freezer bag. Then, I soak them for 24 hours in Crab & Shrimp Fuel. Once completed, pull the bait parts out and stuff them into the plastic freezer bags until they’re full. I place these into the freezer. Tip: don’t use cheap freezer bags and better yet, don’t ask me how I know this!
When I go crabbing I’ll head to the fridge and grab a few of the frozen bags. Once on the water I take one bag of frozen bait and drop it into each crab pot bait container. The contents of these bags fit perfect in the standard size Danielson crab bait container. Drop this bait down to your favorite crabbing spot and as the bait thaws it will create a burst of chum and scent that any crab in the area just can’t stay away from.