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Basic Information
What is a snow crab?
Suggested Reading
Boat P1
Boat P2
Boat P3
Wheel House
The Gear
Getting Ready
Loading the Boat
Setting Day
Setting Day P2
Setting Day P3
Setting Day P4
Setting Day P5
Hauling Traps
Hauling Videos
Trap leaves water
Emptying Trap
Emptying Trap P2
Sorting the Crab
Sorting P2
Iceing the crab
Other Boats
Off Loading
Off Loading P2
Last Day
Cape Breton Scenery
The End

Hauling Snow Crab Traps

Using the Navigation software the Wendy Helen arrives at the location the trap was set the day before. The buoy may have drifted a few hundred feet from where it was set, but it is easily tracked down. The green dot in the middle of the screen is the Wendy Helen. The green boat will move around the screen as we move or drift. The digital charts are handy when the traps are being set ensuring a minimun distance between the prious and new position (A fisherman does not want to put the trap back where it came from, a small move is made every day).

digital charts

The buoy is located and we circle around to gaff the buoy.

gaffing the buoy

The skipper steers the the boat such that the buoy passes along the right side of the boat.

gaffing the buoy

As the tallest guy on the boat (6'6') I get all the long reaching jobs.

gaffing the buoy

I normally do not have to reach so far. This is what happens when the skipper is also the camera man.
Rope attached to buoy is gaffed

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