From BlueChip's "Sound School" post:
"A late report -= Monday, April (23rd) has adult blue crabs in large numbers on the Connecticut River above the Baldwin Bridge – Report is a night time observation, if report is confirmed, large adult blue crabs have survived our very mild winter and are out actively seeking out food. Looking for reports from the Hammonasset, Branford and Housatonic Rivers.
Some of the western CT coves and salt ponds that warm quickly may have similar observations. As in 2010 reports of small crabs along the shore would be a very positive indicator for the upcoming blue crab season."
It seems so early, but I think I'll poke around the Clinton town dock this weekend.
Any numbers given for the size of the crabs???