Brands:Brand: KUFA Sports
This trap can be cast by hand or with use of a fishing rod Includes 100 feet of smooth casting braided rope A great trap for use from the dock, shore or boat; for depths down to 100 feet Size: L 22 x H 12 x W 2 Weight 1lbs
Great trap, used it to catch dungeness in Northern California. One morning I pulled 6 crabs out of this trap and we only pulled three all morning from our hoop style traps. I got this because its compact and I can motocamp with it very easily. I DID NOT use the original rope that it came with. I picked up a cheap 100ft rope separate. I will probably only keep one of these but for the size the quality and use was great. In the pic you can see I had to tie a rock to it because the current was so strong it wouldnt get to the bottom. This is an issue with almost any trap but a cage.
I get my limit of crab every time I go out! I like it better than the crab hawk because it's slightly bigger and will hold more crab. I didn't give it 5 stars because there's a little bit of rust on it after three trips to the ocean and because the netting on one of my traps actually tore. It seemed to have rotted due to saltwater. It was an easy repair though. Another fault the trap has are that the holes in the netting are rather large. Small crab tend to get tangled in the netting and are difficult to free, especially when they're trying to pinch. Otherwise, it's great value for the money and they're easy to use. You can throw them just as far as anyone using the smaller casting traps. I've seen guys using 12' surf rods to cast those and they aren't getting any further out than I can throw these by hand. They're a good buy. You'll catch crab.
Awesome Crab trap but needs some tightening of the some of the strapping. Only gripe with this product is that it says it comes with a 100' rope. Opened up my package when it came and there was NO 100' rope. Would have been nice if it was there because that was the main reason I bought this crab trap instead of the other ones that didn't come with a rope.
Works as advertised. I have used it on blue crabs in a light current. Opened every time and landed upright. The bait bag works great easy to load and unload with whatever bait you want. The crabs do manage to get tangled up some times but what net doesn't have that problem with crabs. The 100 ft line is ok but I plan to change it . Just make sure to wash it after every time you use it.
Great bit of kit, compact yet good size when unfolded. Don't forget to zip-tie a fair bit of weight to the middle. Sea lions took a zip-tied chicken drumstick but left the baited bait bag (that came with the kit) alone, although the zip ties broke so we had to re-attach it with stronger ones. If you're using the rope, watch for abrasion if you're pulling it up over a rough surface - our rope got worn through by repeatedly hauling the trap up over the edge of a rough concrete pier. Great value & effective, pulled up a Dungeness on a day when nothing else worked. Can also be attached to the end of a fishing pole for casting - there's videos online of people crabbing really successfully that way.
I purchased this after a complete fail at the Crab Snare. This trap was just what I needed for getting a few crabs for dinner and to just have some fun with. I decided to not use the rope and tied the basket to my ugly stick fishing pole to cast out off the pier. Gave it a cast about every 20 minutes for a few hours and came home with 5 red rock crabs. I probably caught about 15 total but most were too small (including dungeness). The bait bag was easy to use and I was crabbing in no time.
...and it was fun. Ah, if I had dime for every time I said that. But this was fun. I don't have prior ocean crabbing experience to compare to, but we put some chicken in the little pouch (which I secured with a couple extra zip ties as suggested in another review), threw the little bastid out in the water, pulled it in 5 min later and there was crab in it. We didn't catch any huge ones or enough to eat, but it was fun. Looking forward to warmer weather again.
First time I threw it out, brought in many several varieties of crabs, including an undersized dungeness and a rock crab. The line does tangle quite a bit as you need to pull in quickly to keep it closed. There were a lot of small kelp crab which got away. Those little buggers are quick to squirm away, but I didn't actually keep any of the 3 kelp crabs that I put in the bucket. I haven't yet tried to cast from a pole, but I suppose it would work and you wouldn't need the rope that comes with it, then no tangling. I ordered 2 more for friends.
With this crab trap you can cast it pretty far out from shore or dock...works very well with chicken parts, crabs love the chicken !!
I ended up giving my crab traps to a friend after a big move but am super happy to have another one again. I find I really enjoy this type of trap opposed to the large steel ones as it keeps you doing things while crabbing (although the steel ones are still awesome). Hitting up a dock with this and a fishing rod makes for a very entertaining outing.
Nice crab net the only thing I would change is the plastic case where fish goes. The fist time we through it in water seals bit through it and we had to put new one made of metal. Great item for catching crab