calico crab


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Noun1.calico crab - brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United Statescalico crab - brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United States
swimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming
genus Ovalipes, Ovalipes - a genus of Portunidae
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The big tides during the first and third weeks of the month will flush crabs out of the bays where anglers can wait for cruising fish to make a presentation with a small blue or calico crab rigged on a circle hook.
Both times produce, and while live baitfish catch good numbers of 'poons, hands down a live blue or calico crab is the top bait during this period.
Small dollar-sized blue crabs or calico crabs are preferred natural baits.