Crab & Eel Traps

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Blue Crab Trap 5 Kit Pack
Due to the large cubic volume, your shipping costs are higher than the price of a finished blue crab pot. Your solution is Ketcham's  U_BUILD EM "kit pack" of 5 blue crab traps (2 finished kit trap photos at left).  We  sized the kit traps slightly smaller at 18 X18 X 24 than the than the standard commercial trap to maximize your savings on shipping costs.  We have however maintained the same fish-ability.  All your vinyl coated wire panels are pre- cut to size, all the necessary fasteners, parts, and needed hand tools come in your kit pack. The 5 kits ship at less cost than the charges for sending out 1 finished trap plus you save by doing it yourself.  Instructions included.


To keep it simple we include shipping to four zones the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, and West Coast

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ME to NJ     DE to SC     GA to TX     CA to WA

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Finished  Commercial Style Blue Crab Traps

24" X 24" X 21" cube shaped classic Chesapeake blue crab trap 1½" vinyl clad galvanized steel Ocean Mesh® mesh and Ketcham's Marine Screen® small mesh  bait stack in the center. We keep these blue crab pots in stock.  Rope and buoys for your blue crab trap can be included too.  All Ketcham Traps are in compliance with current Massachusetts Area 2 regulations. If you are in a different area the rules may vary.  Please check with your local authorities as it is your final responsibility to be in compliance with all your local regulations.   Do it right and have some fun.

Eel Pot and Green Crab Trap

EEL & GREEN CRAB COMBO

Designed by Ketcham's in the 1970's the classic 12"X12"X23" eel trap is manufactured from ½" X ½" vinyl coated wire mesh in heavy duty 16 gauge hot dipped galvanized steel and  put together with high grade solid stainless fasteners.  Catches and holds eels for bait or commercial sales. The eel pot rear door folds around the trap body on 3 sides so the slippery guys don't wiggle out.  This long funnel design works as great for taking green crabs as well for bait.  Used widely in aquaculture and shellfish management for predator control on the beds. 

To keep it simple we include shipping to four zones, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, and West Coast

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Me to NJ     DE to SC     GA to TX     CA to WA

 

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TOP ENTRY GREEN CRAB

Bottom pot is a pre war classic design from Cuttyhunk Island used by Capt. Howard Cornell to have green crabs on hand for bait.  This simple yet elegant design top entry Green Crab Trap is brought up to date by Ketcham's with long lasting modern materials.  Need bait for tautog aka blackfish or stripers this is one is for you.  Green Crabs are walkers, not swimmers like the blue crabs are.  This top entry is same basic design concept used by the southern commercial fishermen on the stone crabs of Florida.  Commercial fisherman are relying similar traps from Ketcham's to take the green crabs as conch bait.

To keep it simple we include shipping to four zones the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, and West Coast

Click on Your Area for Ordering Info

ME to NJ     DE to SC     GA to TX     CA to WA


KEEPER CAR FOR EELS AND CRABS

 

Live storage of eels smaller crabs or maybe to purge the sand out of your steamer clams is a snap with our ½" X ½" vinyl coated steel mesh live car.  It is 23" X 12" x 12" with the same 3 sided fold over door as our eel trap will keep your guests in until you want them.  To keep it simple we include shipping to four areas, North-East, Mid-Atlantic, South, and West Coast.

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ME to NJ     DE to SC     GA to TX     CA to WA

Maybe Interested in Other Stuff?

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COMMERCIAL TRAPS

 LIVE BAIT PENS  or  CHUM POTS

FAMILY FUN LOBSTER TRAPS

Need More info?

Call Bob or Myron at (508) 997-4787

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