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Old 09-11-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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I live at philadelphia. Next weekend, we plan to go out for crabbing at DE. Is there any nice place that is close to Philadelphia for crabbing. If we don't use traps and only use some baits like chicken necks, do we need licenses?

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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coming from Phila you may want to look at the Upper Chesapeake in MD.rather than DE. Delaware beaches are minimum 2 1/2 hours from Phila.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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I've seen plenty of people crabbing on the bridges near Augustine Beach (Rt 9, south of Port Penn in New Castle County).
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:28 PM
 
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I live at philadelphia. Next weekend, we plan to go out for crabbing at DE. Is there any nice place that is close to Philadelphia for crabbing. If we don't use traps and only use some baits like chicken necks, do we need licenses?
Thanks
Yes, as of January 1, 2008, a license is required to crab in Delaware.

Camrynh is right. Augustine Beach/Delaware City (in New Castle County) is the most northern area I know of in Delaware where you can crab.

In Kent County, the northern point is Woodland Beach.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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South of Augustine Beach are two separate inlets off the Delaware River that are easy & safe places to crab. Follow Rt 9 south 2 miles from Port Penn and the other is about 4 miles. As the waters cool the crabs will be moving south; prime crabbing season in this area may have passed.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:04 PM
 
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Default Crabbing no longer allowed Rt 9 Port Penn DE

I went Trout fishing and on my way home I crossed the Reedy Point Bridge. I went past Thorntown Rd as I approached the bridge a new barricade is up so you cannot launch a boat with signs "Fishing and Crabbing prohibited" on the east side and on the west side signs in the water private property.

What place will the state take away next!!
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Old Yesterday, 03:03 AM
 
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There are no places to go crabbing in lower Delaware. Please stay north of Augustine Beach. Crabbing permit is $1000. You are allowed to keep 5.
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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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LOL!! Nice try, Pete!
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Old Yesterday, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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There are no places to go crabbing in lower Delaware. Please stay north of Augustine Beach. Crabbing permit is $1000. You are allowed to keep 5.
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LOL!! Nice try, Pete!
Tell you what. I live well within walking distance of an area where crabbing is permitted. You could not pay me to eat a crab out of that water.
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Old Today, 07:47 AM
 
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There are no places to go crabbing in lower Delaware. Please stay north of Augustine Beach. Crabbing permit is $1000. You are allowed to keep 5.
Yep! All those places in mid and lower Delaware are gone because they were picked over.
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