First of all......I haven't been on here FOREVER....it's good to be back.
Anyway.....as had already been said, crabs can be caught here in FL year round. I don't know about other areas of FL, but down here in So FL, there aren't many crabs (at least not from what I have seen). I've seen people with about 2 dozen, and they were happier than when I used to catch 100 when I lived back in NJ.
That being said, I just went out today. Used some "old" fishing bait I had in the freezer. Mostly squid and sardines/mullet. Caught about a dozen or so, and then came home. I don't have a need for a bunch anymore, so I didn't want to spend too much time out there since I have stuff to do around here.