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Joe's Castable Crab Snare
Joes Castable Crab Snare

Price: $9.99
- Joe's Castable Crab Snare
- 6 Snares
- Dimensions: 5"L x 2"W x 1.25"H

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Joe's Castable Crab Snare

Each one of Joe's Castable Crab Snare is made by hand by Joe and his daughter, Grace, in their home in Pacifica. Each cage of the snare is approximately 5"L x 2"W x 1.25"H Each one of Joe’s Castable Crab Snares is legal and up to date with California Fish & Game regulations. Each crab snare is allowed a maximum of six loops to be attached around the trap. The blue loops are not made from nylon monofilament line, as with many of his imitators. Loops made from nylon monofilament absorb water and eventually soften to the degree that they no long spring open. Joe uses a proprietary material that retains its springiness (and therefore its effectiveness) so that his crab snare can be used all day.

Many people who use his Joe's Castable Crab Snare place a sinker into the cage for added weight which helps casting distance as well as helping to anchor the crab snare on the bottom instead of being pushed around by the current. Joe, however, prefers to add egg weights to the tether line so that more bait can be placed into the cage, so we also sell the weighted version of the Joe's Castable Crab Snare.

Joe's Castable Crab Snare allows you to catch crabs where you weren't able to before, places such as jetties, rock walls, the surf, and breakwaters. It is recommended that you use heavy tackle when slinging these snares; 10'-12' surf rods are ideal with 20lb to 40lb monofilament or even 50lb to 80lb braided line.This is because crabs don't swim and when they are lassoed by a crab snare, you have to drag them along the bottom and their claws digging into the mud or sand causes a tremendous amount of drag.

Joe's Crab Snare History

For decades, people fishing off the coasts, piers, and jetties of California have had the dubious pleasure of crabs tangling themselves on one's lines when one wasn't being attentive to their fishing outfits. Of course, this begs the question, "If this can happen accidentally, can this also happen on purpose?"

This was the question that came to mind for Joe of Pacifica, California. Up until then, crabs were caught either in crab rings, traps, accidentally tangled on a fishing line, or because the crab wouldn’t let go of the bait that you were using to catch something else. One day, inspiration hit Joe and he created the Joe's Castable Crab Snare. In fact, he holds the patent on the design, patent #60/756.188.

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5 of 5 Crab snare March 24, 2021
Reviewer: Usbaldo from South San Francisco CA  
Good size not to small and has a extra wire lining to keep bait inside!

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5 of 5 Joe's Castable Crab Snare Review February 8, 2021
Reviewer: Frank Balestrieri from Alamo, California, 94507  
I used Joe's Castable Crab Snares for the first time two weeks ago. I was able to catch several keeper Dungeness Crabs on my first outing! To improve the trap, I would like flat, attachable leads of various weights that fit and can be wired snuggly into the bottom of the trap. I ended up having to attach 6-8 and 10 oz. leads to the trap to help it stay in the sandy surf so crabs could get to it. They often got tangled in the snares, and became unweildly.

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5 of 5 These work great with a little modification March 6, 2020
Reviewer: Tim Hutchins from Lacomb Oregon  
I use a hot glue gun and glue the snares so they lay evenly and spread out evenly also put a flat led weight on the bottom so the land on the bottom flat

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5 of 5 Great trap from the original. December 19, 2019
Reviewer: Pete from Bodega  
Great Shipping.  I used this a few times this season on dungeons crab.  I even caught 3 on one cast.  Works very well.  You will need to add some weights to get a further cast.

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