In my earlier years (crabbing Beaver Dam down towards the Delaware Bay) I always had the most success w/ high tide going out. Then we got our own boat and just went out whenever. Where i go now, it doesn't matter high or low....as long as it's moving. That's the key.....as long as the water is flowing. When you have a dead high or low tide....no movement....no action. My experience is also the best in the wee hours of the morn....number one, the crabs seem to be hungrier as the sun is coming up..... the waters are warming and becoming more active then they are when there is no sunlight....colder water. Also, get out there before EVERYONE ELSE.As you will probably hear and read, everyone has different opinions. It's all about trial and error and experience. These are just my personal opinions
Hopefully, we will get this weather to cooperate over the next couple of weeks and July will be good crabbing. However, we're still gonna give it a go this weekend, just to torture ourselves.