Peeler crabs are one of the most versatile baits there are. It can be used all year round and has a reputation for not only catching numbers of fish but many different species too. It often out fishes other baits so it’s always a good idea to have some with you. The males peel first and are usually a very good size, then the first run of females peel around June, they tend to be a lot smaller than the later females mid August, however Devon crabs are always a good average size throughout the year, so it gives the angler the best value for money as they are nice big baits.
If you haven’t used peeler crab before and are unsure how to peel one or bait up with one, it might help you to have a watch of one of our tutorial videos on YouTube. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to view.