It's a crab just before it sluffs it's shell,you use it in peices,claws,body. If you break the shell you'll see a new one growing under neath the hard one. What I do is break the shell in half and put that peice on a hook and watch out you've got a Rock.
Many thanks trigger fish. That's what I thought it was. What kind of hook do you use? A hi/lo rig and bottom fish for them or do you cast? I've caught Rock on a lure before, but not live bait. How about shrimp? What will that get me?
You can use hi/low or fish finder rig,I use eather 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook,yes you have to cast,don't use shrimp for Rock use it for croaker and make sure you have a pier net or check if anybody on the pier has one,it's about 15' - 20' drop.Ok,good luck
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