- Light & Medium Spin ( 4-16 lb. test ): Slow retrieve gives the Softshell Crab a lifelike swimming action. Try a medium retrieve followed by a 5 second stall.
- Current or Fast Water: Cast up current, keep slack out of line with a steady retrieve to have the crab swim to the bottom. Casting cross current or down current allows the crab to swim near the surface.
- Structure or Heavy Grass Fishing: Cast as close to the structure or to the edge of a grass flat as possible. Let the DOA Softshell Crab settle to the bottom and move slowly along the edge of the clear bottom.
- Drop Offs: Cast into shallow water and retrieve slowly followed by brief stalls to allow the crab to follow the contour of the drop off.
DOA Softshell Crab