View Full Version : First crabs of the season
04-03-2005, 07:54 PM
OK I didn't catch them, but the comm guys in Greenbackville VA already have their pots in the water and were unloading a couple bushel this morning that they caught Saturday in Chincoteague Bay. The water temp is still below 50...they must know a secret honeyhole...
04-03-2005, 08:57 PM
Kool. I'll be in Chinco on 4/17, but unfortunately my traps won't.
Pat N Mike
04-04-2005, 08:55 AM
Your traps are illegal in Chinco unless you get a permit and then I think it's only 5 per person ?!?!? I forget, better check the regs if you plan to crab in VA !!!!
Pat N Mike
04-04-2005, 09:52 AM
Check your bmail. I won't be doing any crabbing in chinco. It's the one year anniv trip.
04-04-2005, 03:29 PM
5 pots per person with a 5 pot/trotline permit. Traps are OK.
But where our place is we are only 2 miles from the MD line so we run our trotline up there. VA only allows 300 feet, Md is 1200.
04-06-2005, 09:26 PM
I'll be catching my first bluecrabs of the season this weekend but I'll be sticking a hook in their arses and trowing them out behind the boat into the Bahia Honda Channel for tarpin and permit[grin].
04-07-2005, 08:43 AM
Hey WB, if you are staying at Bahia Honda State Park, take a walk up to the old cut away bridge at night. The hammerheads are there busting on the tarpon. What a sight!
04-07-2005, 09:20 AM
I'll be staying at the Big Pine Lodge and have a boat rented. I'll keep an eye out for Moe and his buddies and have the camera ready.
04-07-2005, 11:16 AM
I'm jealous WB. Have a ton of fun!
04-10-2005, 03:12 PM
I was hungry for some crabs today so I contacted our local dealer. They informed me that they just received their first Chesapeake Bay crabs for the season. They claim they were caught from the Choptank. All I can report is that they were dark, heavy, sweet and great!!!