After five hours of scouring the blazing hot waters around Tampa Bay, Brittany Baldrica’s boat returned to the Belleair boat ramp Saturday afternoon with an impressive haul: 962 pounds of derelict crab traps.

Specifically, Baldrica and her two crewmates aboard the “Nauti Girl” returned to land with a tournament-winning 30 stone crab and blue crab traps, each abandoned, maybe for years, in the depths of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

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