Hermit Crab - Is called by this name because it lives in discarded periwinkle / whelks and other sea shells. you can use the flame of a lighter to gently warm the underneath of the shell this will bring the hermit out intact, it is not realy possible to pull the Hermit Crab out directly by its claws this would normally cause damage to the Crab. large hermit crabs should be placed on the hook tail first, sliding them up the shank, bringing the hook point out through the mouth. Hermit Crab is also great sea fishing bait for Dogfish, Plaice, Flounders. It is also a great commonly used bait for Smoothhound..
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