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Old 04-29-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Slower, lower Delaware
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Just need, string, chicken necks and a crab net. Yeah, you can get those at Walmart
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Edgewood, Maryland
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Best time to catch crabs is on the rising tide if you are crabbing from a bank or pier. The crabs follow the tide. If in a boat it really doesn't matter.

We get our crab pots and line from Wal-Mart.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Slower, lower Delaware
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And nothing tastes better than a fresh caught and cooked crab.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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Just this year DNREC started requiring licensing for clamming, crabbing and any fishing...including salt water. We sell the license at ACE.

Delly, the crabs are big down here by the Delmarva Power Plant...it's all that hot water that comes out of it.

I haven't been crabbing in years. Sounds like something I need to take hubby to. He's from S. Illinois so not much crabbing there, lol.
Well, I guess it helps to know that DNREC is on top of the 'pay to play' thing. Ah, for the good old days of spontaneous crabbin'.

Now if they'd do something about those prisons they call Porta Potties at the state beaches. I sorta got locked in one years ago. Had serious nail breakage trying to escape. I tried to envision Aunt Ruthie (aka the Governor) trapped in one of those nasty places. It was my personal revenge.

I always figured that there would be fat crabs around the power plant and chicken processing plant. I just can't seem to make myself eat anything from Indian River Bay.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Slower, lower Delaware
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Now if they'd do something about those prisons they call Porta Potties at the state beaches. I sorta got locked in one years ago. Had serious nail breakage trying to escape. I tried to envision Aunt Ruthie (aka the Governor) trapped in one of those nasty places. It was my personal revenge.
Oh my gosh!! I'd love to put her in one

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I always figured that there would be fat crabs around the power plant and chicken processing plant. I just can't seem to make myself eat anything from Indian River Bay.
It has been years since I've had crab from the IR, I think actually 1981. Yeah, I agree, it's pretty nasty. Have you ever swam in the IR? You sink to your knees in silt
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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dumpling, I have memories of crabbing in IR bay before the big storm of '62. (Of course I recall being an infant. ) There was a small marina near the inlet. It had a rickety old dock that went out. We sat on there and pulled in soooo many crabs. The storm took it all away.

Another time we took a boat out. The tide was going out, and we were not strong enough to row against it. So we got out and pushed the boat back to the marina. Yep. Sloppy bottom! We probably could have clammed with our toes, but our interest in sea food was trying to not be sea food at that point. Ha!

We were only there for a week each summer at that time. Still, it's a large part of my childhood memories. Back when you could actually drive to Rehoboth and find a parking space in season! It was a big deal sending post cards from the little post office that was in Bill's store in Bethany. Whoops...sorry for the drift.

....misty water colored memories....of the way things were.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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dumpling, I have memories of crabbing in IR bay before the big storm of '62. (Of course I recall being an infant. )
Oh, sure! I was 2 years old then and used to load our crab pots in the pickup Seriously, we were there at Indian River, too!
I guess we all passed each other at one time or another.....HEY.....That could be a song! I remember that huge restaurant at the Inlet, or large building that later became a DNREC or another type of government building, but that was probably before your time (both of you). My dad would board a party boat from the Inlet, and my mom, sister and I would take the pickup, go back to Rt. 1, climb the sand dunes and sit on the beach until noon.......eating melted chocolate candy bars! Duh!
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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Just need, string, chicken necks and a crab net. Yeah, you can get those at Walmart

Crab net? So I can go to Walmart and it will say crab net? Ok let's go over all the things you can use to catch crab, pretend I'm from Mars, I kinda am I'm from CA LOL
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:26 PM
 
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Crab net? So I can go to Walmart and it will say crab net? Ok let's go over all the things you can use to catch crab, pretend I'm from Mars, I kinda am I'm from CA LOL
Laural.....it's like tying shoestrings. You kind of have to watch somebody I'm going to pass and let CaroleM be the teacher, since my crab pots are old, and I use string that I bought at K-Mart a long time ago (don't know the gauge). My crab net has a long handle, about 3 feet, and it's old too. I think if you go to WalMart, you'll find one of those. Just picture yourself with your string out there, pulling it up, and needing something to put that squirming thing in. So, you'll need the long handled net. O.K. CaroleM........it's your turn.......
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Edgewood, Maryland
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Default crabbing

I just spent 30 minutes typing up step-by-step directions for crabbing then went to submit the reply and the computer acted up and I lost the entire page. OHHHHHHHH!!!!!.........I'll try again later but this time I'll type it in word and copy and paste it into this thread. Hmmmmmmm......I think I'll go eat some breakfast. I need some comfort food.
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