🦀 Top 4 Manual Line Haulers for Crab Pots

If you’ve ever tried pulling in a crab pot without using a pulley then you know how physically demanding it can be. Even for casual, recreational crabbers a manual crab line hauler is an inexpensive and ideal way to easily retrieve your crab pots without throwing out your back or scratching up the side of …

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🦀 The Best Crab Traps and Pots for Dungeness & Blue Crabs

With so many options to choose from selecting the right crab trap can be quite tricky. There’s a lot of variables to consider including where you plan on crabbing and what type of crab you are targeting so we decided to remove some of the guess work and give you a list of the five …

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🦀 Commercial Crab Pots & Licensing

Commercial crabbing differs from recreational crabbing in several important ways. For example, a commercial crabber needs a different type of license – in Maryland, for example, there are three major license categories for commerical crabbing. They include the Limited Crab Catcher License (LCC), which permits the use of trotlines and up to 50 crab pots; …

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🦀➰ The Best Crab Lines for Traps, Pots & Trotlining

Crab line is another word for a rope that is used by crabbers. Whether you plan to crab with a bottom line, trotline or traps, you will need most definitely need a bit of line. There’s also quite a bit of variety among the different types and styles of crabbing line so we decided to …

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🦀 Keeping, Storing & Transporting Crabs

How to Store Live Crabs If you decide to save your crabs for later then you will need a cold box or a walk-in refrigerator. Keep the temperature at 42 degrees. Once you place the basket of crabs in the cold box, they will go into a state of semi hibernation. Their system slows down …

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🦀 How to Go Crabbing with a Trotline

Trotlining is an excellent, inexpensive way to catch crabs on your own without spending much money. If you’re interested in getting started, we went ahead and outlined the requirements, setting up process and an in-depth guide on how to start trotlining! Crabbing Trotline Requirements Using a trotline requires: A boat. A crab net. Bushel basket(s). …

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🦀📏 Crab Measuring Gauges for Dungeness & Blue Crabs

It’s important to remember before you go out on your crabbing trip that each location has different guidelines for how large crabs need to be in order to be legally harvested. These regulations vary from state-to-state, county-to-county and species-to-species. In order to streamline the process of checking the size of a crab to see if …

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🦀🧤 The Best Crabbing Gloves Reviewed

A strong pair of crabbing gloves can be the difference between a miserable, cold afternoon full of pinches and a carefree fishing experience. But choosing the right waterproof gloves that also prevent pinching can be tricky given all of the options on the market. That’s why we’ve done the work for you and poured over …

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