Last time the wife and I were at the river in the "queen" we saw lots of little red crabs about the size of a 20 cent on the bank. We were using lures and did not have a rig for bait fishing or even some hooks to use. How would these crabs go as bait ? I have not seen any crabs in the salmon from the river but do salmon eat crabs? Next time we head up to the river we will try and catch some crabs and try them for bait. Any hints of keeping the crabs fresh ? and what is the best way to put them on the hook ?