This packet of artificial baits and rigging gear, which is available for purchase at many tackle stores, is representative of artificial breakaway gears observed during the tarpon catch-and-release mortality study in Boca Grande Pass from 2002 to 2004.

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FWC Facts:
Blue crabs have specially modified back legs, called swimmerets, which rotate at 20-40 revolutions per minute, allowing the crab to quickly swim through the water.

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