Soft Back Crab

£5.00

Soft Back Crab

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Soft Back Crab

what is a Soft Back/Softie Crab

 

 Soft Back Crab is a common shore crab  & Peeler and soft shell crab  is possibly one of the most effective baits for shore fishing, absolutely deadly for some species,Bass love them  and at certain times of the year the fish will look at nothing else but 

 What fish will Soft Back Crab catch ? 

COD,PLAICE ,BASS,FLOUNDERS,EEL ,RAYS ETC

Soft Back Crab

The common shore crab is the crab most often collected during the peeling season as either Peelers or Softbacks for use as bait ,   The shell then tapers at almost 45 degrees back to a square set end. The result is that the shell is broader than it is from front to back. Peeler Crabs, are simply crabs that are under going a moult, all crabs have an annual moult of their shell to allow for growth, and many crabs moult more than once per year. The crabs cast off the old shell and a new one is already forming underneath, the crabs body then grows into the size of the new shell. A crab that has just shed it’s shell is known as a ‘soft back’ crab, 

 

 

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The peeled crab and the elastic ready to use.

 

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SOLENT BAITS Soft Back Crab