Not fly fishing related... But what kind of crab is this?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Evan Burck, May 30, 2013.

  1. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Got this guy on a herring jig setup near Golden Gardens recently. It pinched one of the hooks. Can't find anything like it in the WDFW crab identification listings.

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  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    And, yes, Mumbles. I had considered that it was an Atlantic Salmon.
  3. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

  4. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

  5. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    When I was a kid everyone always called those spider crabs, where they were a frequent nuisance in our crab pots around Des Moines and Redondo. Kelp Crab, huh, interesting. Now I know the real name!
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  6. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

    I've always called them spider crabs too, good to know what they are actually called (but I'll probably still call them spider crabs).
  7. Steve Simoneaux

    Steve Simoneaux New Member

    In the scuba world we all all them spider crabs as well.
  8. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    Pugettia producta
  9. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    First time in forever I've posted a photo of a recent catch of mine. May as well be a gear caught crab, eh?
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  10. PT

    PT Physhicist

    Looks like a mean little bastard. Any lings?
  11. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    not on that outing I didn't. flies have been outproducing bait, but there was a nasty side wind that day that was making not hooking myself a challenge.
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Pthirus pubis.
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  13. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    I don't recommend anyone put this in to a Google search. Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything.
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  14. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Now I'm expecting my WFF experience to include targeted ads at the top and bottom of this page for medicated creams and hair removal products.
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  15. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

    Solid kelp crab. Cabezon love the smaller juvenile kelp crabs.
    Richard Torres likes this.
  16. Cruik

    Cruik Active Member

    I've heard them called spider crabs, but it's wrong - there's already such a thing.
    During Christmas this past year, I was telling my family members about pictures I had seen of grizzly bears without any fur. I told them it looked like a completely different creature. After dinner, as we all gathered around the computer, I typed the words "shaved bear" into google image search and hit enter. The results were unexpected. Since then, google changed their programming to resolve any ambiguities in favor of the less sexually explicit construction of the searched words, regardless of what your search filter is. But it's best not to tempt the internet. Especially not when children are present.
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  17. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    I thought Spider Crab with out looking at the correct way to call it.
  18. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

    You made me spit Guinness out my nose!!! :D