Fri., Sept. 21, 2018
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Waxing Gibbous
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Report from Tuesday, September 18.

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Crabbers all seemed to catch fairly well during the weekend at Beaver Dam Boat Rentals, Paul said. He saw lots of catches of more than two-dozen keepers per trip, some with three dozen, a couple with four and one with five. Good-sized crabs were nabbed. Many keepers were 5 ½ inches or larger, and crabs trapped were mostly either tiny or sizable. Bunker seemed to catch best. Chicken often works better during shedding or mating, and Paul guesses that’s hormonal. But shedding and matting usually happen on full and new moons, and this was between the moons. Shedding and mating weren’t happening. One kid caught and released one of the big striped bass that have been swimming the creek. The striper looked about 36 inches in a photo. Customers crab and fish from rental boats towed up Oranokin Creek, running past the shop. Rental kayaks and canoes are also available to paddle the scenic creek. Crabbing will be available at 6:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday throughout this month. Afterward, crabbing will go on break through winter at the store. The shop remains open after September including for crabbing and fishing supplies, duck hunting and more. But actual crabbing goes on break then at the store. Visit Beaver Dam’s website.