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.
The strong afternoon tide creates tide rips that carry floating mats of seaweed out, and with it blue and calico crabs, a favorite forage for tarpon.