Big Sand Flea

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brett, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I've been using sand fleas for bait when surf fishing for years,
    but this was a new one for me. I thought maybe someone had been dropping
    steroids in the gulf off of Destin, Fl when my kid caught this thing last week.

    For a scale reference, each finger joint is about an inch long.

    That's the biggest mole crab I've ever seen!   :eek:

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  2. floridanative1028

    floridanative1028 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I caught one about that size during last years pompano run and I thought the same thing. ..wonder if IGFA is accepting submissions for mole crabs cuz that looks like a winner!
     

  3. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    Dude, that's a freaking stubby-legged face hugger from the Aliens movie! lol

    Seriously though...is that some sub species?
    All the ones I've seen look like these:
    http://fishingdestinguide.com/baitSANDFLEAS.html
     
  4. cvilt

    cvilt I Love microskiff.com!

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    At first I thought it was in a 3 year old kids hand. It is HUGE
     
  5. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    When she caught it my kid thought it was a male.
    But a quick web search that evening showed it was a different specie.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerita_%28genus%29

    Common name is a Webster's mole crab, the ones I normally find are Atlantic mole crabs.
     
  6. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Holey mole-y!! Lol
    I crack myself up ;D
     
  7. makin moves

    makin moves Well-Known Member

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    lame joke cut guess thats why iam cracking up :D
     
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