View Full Version : one last try this saturday upper bay
10-29-2009, 03:08 PM
Anyone been out lately in upper bay? Are there any crabs still left lingering? I am think either Back River by Rocky Point or Patapsco River by Key Bridge. Any info is appreciated.
10-29-2009, 03:16 PM
Last Sunday, I was one river south (Magothy) of your area and struggled in the wind to get 13 in about 3 hours (same area two weeks before got 3/4 bushel in 2 hours). Crabs were deep 14 to 17, nothing shallow. Surface water temp was 54. The north winds stop the tide from moving. So that may have been a factor. I'm gonna give my last try of the season this weekend also. Good Luck.
10-29-2009, 03:51 PM
I haven't heard any recent reports for the northern bay. I do know that they escaped the West River within the past week.
Farther south they are still hanging on despite very clear water.
I'm going again, but it'll mean a 90+ mile drive each way.
I recommend you go south if you want more than a boat ride.
10-29-2009, 04:17 PM
saw to boats in severn river driving over bridge .the one boy was dipping good in the middle of the river 10.30 this morning:clapping2::clap:
10-29-2009, 06:06 PM
Crabbed at Rocky Point last Sunday and caught about 2/3 of a bushel. Lots of small crabs, probably 2 small to every keeper. Crabs were rusty and full, tasted great. I ran a trotline in 10'-13' of water with the best crabs coming from the deeper section. Good luck if you go.
10-30-2009, 07:13 AM
I crabbed middle river last sunday. I got 2 dozen but it was tough... crabs didn't turn on till about 10 am ..... was windy as hell though
10-30-2009, 08:12 PM
I crab last Sat afternoon running 19 pots caught 3/4 bsl of small crabs nothing over 6.5 inches.ALOT of undersize crabs.All full though may try Sat afternoon before rain.BTW I fished a caught a couple of keeper rock.Back River
10-31-2009, 10:09 PM
thanks for all the replies, but I decided to go trout fishing instead. Got a couple