Are you looking to go crabbing somewhere nearby? Use this map to help you find a good location:

 

Depending on where you are in the USA, there are a number of states that are great for a crabbing trip. On the east coast, New Jersey and Maryland are well known for their piers and docks where you can throw in some traps.
There are also plenty of locations down along the southern border, into Florida, Louisiana, and even Texas. The type of crab that you will find also depends on where you go. For example, you will find blue crabs in Maryland and New Jersey, but stone crabs in Florida or South Carolina.

On the west coast, popular crabbing locations in Oregon will yield Dungeness crab, which are much larger in size than blue crabs. Cooking and preparing them is very similar however, and makes for a popular meal in many parts of the country. Most people like to cook their catch after bringing them home the same day. Others sell them to a local store or restaurant.

Bait

If you are looking to grab some cheap bait on the way to your crabbing location, there are a few ways to do so. The first is to find a bait shop, but it is sometimes not easy to locate one near the pier or dock that you will be visiting. The same goes for crabbing out on the bay via boat.

One idea is to use chick legs or chick necks. Crabs love to eat anything they can find, so this is a great alternative. You can easily find a local supermarket that sells chicken or any other kind of meat to use as bait. Often times the meat is priced very cheaply so it can save you a lot of money in the long run.