Protoco 2 Tunnel Crab Pot, Small
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- Protoco Crab Pots are made using the finest materials available for years of service and will out last any other Crab Pot made.
- These pots are favorites of sports and commercial crabbers alike why not have a Crab Pot that you can trust and know that it is the best available.
- All Small Crab Pots include a Free Orange Polyethylene coated bait box to keep your bait where the crabs have to come in for a little nibble.
- The steel frame is coated in an extremely durable Blue Polyethylene coating to protect against all of the elements of the salt water.
- The wire used is Stainless Steel to prevent corrosion and add years of uninterrupted service.
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The Small Crab Pot was designed for the person who wants to catch the most crab with every pull. The exit door is half the size of the pot to make it easy to access the Crabs once you have brought the Crab Pot back to your boat. The Pot measures an impressive 20" diameter x 10" high. There are two doors for the crabs to easily fing there way into the Pot. The doors are made of Stainless Steel and allow the Crab to enter the pot, but not to leave the pot.
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Advantages: Traditional pots fish well for extended periods of time soaking unattended, this one stay's in place as it's well weighted. Crabs are well trapped and can't get out easily. The crab entrance on this style of crab pot are centered on the sides of the pot, with a ramped wire rectangular tunnel leading to the door. When the crab follows the short tunnel and enters the door he then drops off of the tunnel down to the floor of the trap. Since the door of the trap is raised up off of the bottom, it keeps the new crabs from easily blocking the door open.
Durability: If you buy quality pots and take care of them, they are going to last you a long time. If they get partially buried in the sand they won't easily deform or break when you pull them loose from the sand.
Disadvantages: These pots are the most expensive option. Quality doesn't come cheap and spending $90 to $160 per pot is typical depending on the size and construction. Traditional crab pots have raised doors, so it requires the crab to do a little bit of climbing and searching to find the entrance, so these traps don't fill as fast as the cage variety or rings.
With this design It is recommended tying a rope(prefer loop-ended 3/8") around the opposite side of the opening(instead of a harness), so that the crabs slide to the opening which reduces weight and drag VIA Ocean Current. The Small Size is by far the heaviest, from my experience it doesn't move or slide around at all which is nice. My Pot also came with the Bait Box on TOP, However I ended up moving it as The bigger crabs were getting on Top to eat rather than entering.
Also, the photo on this is incorrect - please be aware that the bait box is attached to the inside TOP of the product. This means that crabs inside cannot feed on the bait - in some ways that may be better as it will last longer, but I don't know how that affects effectiveness.
I will be returning it once I get the trap. -Even thought I thought of a good way to convert it into a Chesapeake bay style pot for blue crab, but I don't want to "modify" and tamper with a already expensive well made pot.- I will just resell it and get what I need. I realize its up to me to do better research and Im sure the quality of the product is superb from what I see, but a better description stating that its for Dungeness and Not for East Coast Blue Crab would have been helpful. Also the fact that it shipped 24H after I tried to process a cancel request could have saved me returning it anyway.....For that I give it three stars.