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Old 09-12-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I'm interested in catching some blue crabs, hopefully this weekend. I'll be coming from raleigh, and would prefer the wilmington area, but I'll go about anywhere.

Where is a good place to go on the carolina coast to catch some crabs? I'm looking for a pretty exact location since i'm new here, please share!
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I'm interested in catching some blue crabs, hopefully this weekend. I'll be coming from raleigh, and would prefer the wilmington area, but I'll go about anywhere.

Where is a good place to go on the carolina coast to catch some crabs? I'm looking for a pretty exact location since i'm new here, please share!
I assume you won't have a boat, so would need to be on a bridge or pier. I'd ask the question here, and insist on updated info: Status of N.C. crabbing—particularly in Wilmington area

This quote is from 2006: "If you want to catch large crabs in the summertime go around Snow's Cut by the bridge at Carolina Beach. The mixing of fresh and saltwater there seems to make it a pretty good spot. The Cape Fear River seems to have the largest crabs but I prefer the crabs from the ICW for there quality. Right now we are catching large crabs in deep water and in narrow creeks behind barrier islands. "
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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I know some folks that live along the southern end of the River...crabs are either great or non existent...I guess time of year, salt water infiltration, and flow of the water have something to do with it.

My son has went with his grandfather to River Road Park (along River Road south of Sanders Rd)...and come home with some nice ones...and other times none at all. If you are military there is also the Fort Fisher Recreation Center that has a pier. I am not sure if you can crab at Carolina Beach State Park, which is at one end of Snow's Cut. There is also a park at the foot of the Snow's Cut bridge.
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