Try beaver dam , its a perfect place for the begining crabber (and the experienced) you should probably purchase a few traps(go with ring traps) and about 8 handlines and a net now. You can get all the stuff at dicks sporting goods and it is fairly inexspensive. You can use chicken for bait (thighs/wings.drumsticks) purchase bunker at where ever you rent at. Also at beaver dam the water is no deeper than 5ft and very calm water(great for saftey) Very important thing is not to forget the sunblock and especially the best bug spray, ( I prefer 100% deet) any more questions just give a hollar.
its only about 30 bucks for the boat as compared to places that give you a small boat and motor for about 70 bucks and those motors are sometimes unreliable. reports have been excellent from beaverdam. http://www.crabulousnj.com/index2.html