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    Does anyone in S. Jersey use chicken necks for crab bait? A number of years ago it was our preferred bait for crabing. Does anyone know where I can buy them in S.J. or the Phila. area?

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    Back in the day when my father would take me crabbing in Kent Island Md., they would drive by yelling out the window "you f**king chicken neckers". You can get them in any super market. In south Jersey the perfered bait is bunker but I have used checken also and it lasts longer.
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    chicken necks in maryland and bunker in new jersey has been that way for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltshaker View Post
    Does anyone in S. Jersey use chicken necks for crab bait? A number of years ago it was our preferred bait for crabing. Does anyone know where I can buy them in S.J. or the Phila. area?

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    Talk to your local grocery, if they butcher their own chickens they'd save them for you.


    I remember as a kid going out with my dad that's all we ever used. The more fat the better. Used them on hand lines.

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    I sometimes use chicken backs as crab bait. I usually get them at pathmark.
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    Necks and backs are good. I usually buy the whole chicken and cut it up and save the backs and necks for crabbing or making broth. Much cheaper that way.

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    I only use bunker, chicken does not work for me.

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    soak the chicken in bunker over night on your refrigerator, best of both worlds

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    Moyer-Mitchell Co Inc. 1014 Rural Ave Voorhees, NJ , 08043- ...
    ... Phone: 856-429-2696

    40lb box for like 20 bucks
    Last edited by phish4fun; 06-02-2011 at 09:16 AM.

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    bringhurst sells great chickenbait cheap.

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    I used chicken necks and chicken drum sticks. Drum sticks last longer and I didn't catch any more with the necks.

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    What Phish said AND if you want real crabs, go to Md........
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    Quote Originally Posted by on the hook View Post
    what phish said And if you want real crabs, go to md........
    hey val.how you doing? Are you local?

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    40lb for around $20-$30 in MD. Frozen necks. Enough to last me all summer. around 100 baits. I break em down into small bags and take maybe 30 necks for crabbing...changing baits after a few hrs.

    NJ people use bunker/fish

    MD peeps use necks mostly.

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    My brother in law put left over steak in the trap. They seemed to like it.

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