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    I went crabbing yesterday and caught two soft shell crabs and I accidently left them in my refridgerator overnight and I'm not gonna take a chance eating them now so I was thinking since I'm going fishing on Friday in Point Pleasent if they'd be any good for bait for weakfish or something.

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    Weekfish like soft shell crabs.
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    they'd probably work, but I think they are much better when they are fresh.

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    try em on stripers, i heard they love em!

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    Take both claws off, then take the top shell off, then simply cut the body in half both ways so you end up with 4 pcs of bait out of each crab. And leave the legs on.
    It sometimes helps to have a spool of thread to help tie on the bait, but not always nessecary. Atleast make sure to get the hook firmly through the bottom shell.
    I also keep the claws for when you use up the rest, lightly smash them and use them for bait also.

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    Weakfish and stripers love em -

    Had a similar predicament few years ago: bait or dinner?

    Dinner!
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    we used soft shells all the time in the chesapeake for stripers and croakers - hard to keep them on the hook, all the little fish peck at it.
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    We use sheders crabs which are soft shell crabs for weaks and stripers.

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    use the crabs for killie bait ,right now the best bait is peanuts they are all over the place
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    use the crabs for killie bait ,right now the best bait is peanuts they are all over the place
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