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« on: March 15, 2013, 02:23:03 AM »

Ok so I crab in New Jeresy and I'm from Nothern Va with a faince in maryland.

I've crabbed a lot of states including LA NC SC VA MD AND NJ.

By far the best crabbing in my opinion was in NC LA AND MD.

VA which is on the same water as md has diffrent crabbing laws also has fewer crabs. In my opinion less jumbos as well...  How can similar bodies of water hold less or more crabs is it the salinity, laws, crabbing culture, or what?

I used to extensivly shore crab and the best spots seemed to be in LA/ MD. ON a normal day from a public park in either state I have 4 dozen keepers and atleast 6 jumbos. In VA I get a ton of mature females, but very few adult males? In NC I caught only a few large males.

The highest regs seem to be in md and the lowest probably NJ?

I'm extreemly curious do most crabbers(rec) travel to crab?

I'd also like to thank this site for helping learn. I'm running a trot line and pulling traps out of a canoe. Where theres a will theres a way!

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 08:00:07 AM »

I travel 45 mins to 1.5 hrs to crab. And i think salinity is the answer to your questions. Try the tidal creeks in the high salinity areas.. Jmo
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 08:56:03 AM »

Its all about the habitat. I know thats kind of general.  Bu i imagine the place with the best salinity, cover for safety, and food is going to hold the best crabs.

I don't mind traveling for crabs but would prefer to stay close to home. Take some pride in my home waters and save a little gas in the mean time.  PLus less travel means more time on the water.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013, 07:24:04 PM »

I got a few really good spots from the shore?

I got one where I've never even seen another crabber... well atleast some familys have been showing up because they saw me with some of the kids I fish with. I guess its a public spot:) but really can't you find your own space.

My fiance used to love the space, but its really hard to hide a few dozen crabs without ppl constently looking in your bucket...

I used to put them in a cooler, but people still get curius...

My biggest issues is that my faince Hates boats! Shes deflty afraid of the water. I think I got a private spot lined up:)
That and I have an infant son..... so I'm stuck on shore 80% of the time....
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