Nice try Joe, just saw this post. Next time you head out try further south, The area you were in is tough due to the high boat traffic as well as other environmental factors. South of the TR bridge would be better than at this time of year (if even that). There are more rivers and creeks the crabs will be feeding from. Plus the water is deeper for them with the colder airs moving in.
Also there are a lot of NJ folks in the New Jersey Crabbing Reports board. Many have crabbed those areas and can offer you advice before you head out to get the big catch
Good luck if you make it out again.