We had a lot of success crabbing last year in the creeks off of the Neuse River. Tried our luck for the first time on Saturday and only caught 2 - both keepers. the first one went back (a season tradition) and the other was added to the ones we bought on the way home
seemed as though there were a lot of commercial pots out and in places they were not last yr. when does crabbing in eastern NC usually pick up ? We did all our last yr in the dog days of summer..
the water this wkend was 71*F
Thats odd since most of the commercial guys have been doing pretty well.
I will note that if you are handlining or trap crabbing ..you'll have better luck from 5:30 am(ish) to about 11am. Times after that your catch can be random. ( 1 here 3 there then none)
Oh, what depth were you trying?