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Maryland Crabbing Report

This page will compile the latest news and reports on crabbing in MD. This will be updated periodically throughout the blue crab season so that you can keep track of population, success rates, population and conservation in 2023.

  • Chesapeake Bay

Crabbing has been good in the Chesapeake Bay, with reports of crabs being caught in both the upper and lower bay. The best baits have been chicken and menhaden, and the best times to crab have been early in the morning and late in the evening.

  • Potomac River

Crabbing has also been good in the Potomac River, with reports of crabs being caught in both the tidal and non-tidal sections of the river. The best baits have been chicken and bloodworms, and the best times to crab have been early in the morning and late in the evening.

  • Patapsco River

Crabbing has been good in the Patapsco River, with reports of crabs being caught in both the tidal and non-tidal sections of the river. The best baits have been chicken and bloodworms, and the best times to crab have been early in the morning and late in the evening.

  • Susquehanna River

Crabbing has been good in the Susquehanna River, with reports of crabs being caught in both the tidal and non-tidal sections of the river. The best baits have been chicken and bloodworms, and the best times to crab have been early in the morning and late in the evening.

  • Eastern Shore

Crabbing has been good on the Eastern Shore, with reports of crabs being caught in both the tidal and non-tidal sections of the bay. The best baits have been chicken and menhaden, and the best times to crab have been early in the morning and late in the evening.

The reports are updated regularly, so you can always find the latest information on where to catch crabs in Maryland.

Here are some additional tips for crabbing in Maryland:

  • Make sure you have a valid fishing license.
  • Check the local regulations for crabbing, as they can vary from place to place.
  • Use a crab pot or a dip net to catch crabs.
  • Bring a cooler to keep your crabs fresh.
  • Cook your crabs as soon as possible after catching them.

Crabbing can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it is important to be safe and follow the rules. With a little planning, you can enjoy a day of crabbing and fresh seafood.

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