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    Default When do you start trying for crabs?

    When is the earliest anyone has tried to put a catch together? I have heard of people catching as early as March. I myself have never tried until June.

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    I usually fish opening day of Fluke around Somers Point and the next day is crab/fish in Fortescue.
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    I don't really expect to start catching until memorial day, that being said I will start "snooping" around mothers day weekend, I know cause that's when I plant my garden,,,,,,,Yes, I garden!!!
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    Drive by a commercial crabber’s dock. Once you see activity its time
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    Mem Day is, imo, about the earliest that can pay off...55 water temps IS what a few comms told me...I usually wait till late June, but that's just me...I did do great one Mem Day in Dennis Creek, but that was years ogo..
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    It depends on the Winter. Years with mild Winters I start around April 15th. I set in shallow areas that will show some mud on the down tide. These areas are the first to warm up.
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    I hoping for an early start since this was a relatively mild winter
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    The comm.'s start putting their traps in the beginning of April.
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    With the mild winter does anyone think the crabs will be heavy? I know years ago when we had brutally cold winters you would catch crabs that weighed nothing.
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    we set 15 traps in the local river, we had 27 crabs in an hour. nothing big enough for the steamer pot. seems like another week or two should be good.
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    Getting some keepers now...Maurice...Comms setting pots out too...
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