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How to bait up with shore crab for smoothhound

Peeler Crab Bait

A step by step guide to baiting up with shore crab for smoothhound.

Shore crab for smoothhound bait
1. Peel all the brittle shell and legs from a dead peeler crab which needs to be about the size of a 50p piece or slightly bigger.

Boat smoothhound crab bait
2. Cut the crab body in half lengthways.

Boat smoothhound crab bait
3. Slide one half of the body up the hook and just over the hooks eye.

 

Boat smoothhound crab bait

4. Slide the second half of the body on to the hook and leave it sat in the bend of the hook with the hook point well exposed.

Boat smoothhound crab bait
5. Bind the crab to the hook shank with a few turns of bait elastic.

Boat smoothhound crab bait