Gone Crabbing… down by the Bay

On Saturday, we ran into some friends at a wedding. After the wedding ended we were wondering what to do and decided to go crabbing with said friends. Here is a little guide on crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay for Maryland Blue Crabs.

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Step one is to bait your crab traps with chicken necks. We let the boys do this fun job.

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Then, drop them in a straight line, off the side of your boat. When they hit the bottom, the four sides of the trap drop open, allowing the crabs to come in and get the bait. They can then leave again, which is why you don’t want to leave your traps for too long.

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Then circle back around, back to your first trap.

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Start pulling them in, checking for crabs in the trap. Then drop the traps back into the water.

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Keep repeating this process until you either a.) have all the crabs you need, or b.) run out of daylight.

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Your dinner might be a bit crabby. So be careful!

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Then head back for a delicious meal of crabs steamed in tons of Old Bay, and corn too, with beer and good conversation with friends.

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This post just happened to fit the theme this week at I ♥ Faces. So even though this isn’t my photography blog, I’ll be linking it to there.

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9 thoughts on “Gone Crabbing… down by the Bay

  1. Stopping by from I ❤ Faces . . . Your photography is AMAZING! What a gorgeous group of shots! I'll definitely have to check out your photography blog. 😉

  2. These are stunning photos and great information. However, I guess I am stuck getting my crab at the store frozen or canned….bummer. Thanks for sharing, it was wonderful!

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