Pier and Surf Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Pretty basic question that I hope someone can resolve for me. I’ve read the pompano report and see that sand fleas are excellent bait. Never used them before (new to saltwater/surf fishing), but I also read that they leave large welts on the legs. If used for fishing, will they leave welts on hands? Is there a certain way to handle them to avoid this? Thanks guys!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,627 Posts
Sand flea is a name shared across the globe with other species. Look up mole crabs which are one and the same with what's referred to in the US east and gulf coasts as sand fleas. They are just clawless crabs. They don't bite or pinch. Worst they can do is make the kids scream because they're gross looking. Maybe if someone had a severe shellfish allergy handling them could cause a reaction but that's about the only way you could get hurt.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top