View Full Version : Wye or Miles River?
05-22-2005, 10:12 AM
Has anyone been out on the Wye River or Miles River yet this year?
05-22-2005, 04:30 PM
I crab and fish Miles a lot.
I have not done either yet this year. Wx is very cool, time is short, yatta.
When I do get out, I will advise how things go.
05-22-2005, 08:06 PM
I spent this weekend going up and down 301 to the KI area. Both days I saw several crabbing boats heading down and turn off at the 213 overpass. I'm assuming that they headed to the Wye or Choptank. Also saw a couple of boats in Cox creek. Anyone hear anything?
On the main bay, at least KI area there are more pots starting to show up from about 14' to the drop off in 25' or so.
05-23-2005, 09:01 AM
I doubt if anyone is hitting them with any consistency yet in the EB area and if they were I doubt they'd be posting and calling in the fleet. It seems like every year we go through this same chicken and egg discussion, what comes first the crabs or the reports. I hope to have something positive report this coming weekend but with the long drive I'm planning I doubt I'll have any problems with crowds and I only make the trip down there once a year.
05-23-2005, 09:11 PM
The Wye usually starts to produce around mid-June to Early-July and is quite the ticket on into early to mid October... A favorite spot!!! I am looking to start this season out a little earlier, but have yet to see any positive posts... Milsboro, DE just doesn't quite cut it ... Power Plant Crabs just don't have that Chesapeake Mustard!!!
Any ideas for the southern Bay?
A Wye River Junkie !!!
05-24-2005, 06:23 PM
Nice handle! Welcome to the Crab Board. Tell us about yourself!
Not the gories! Just, Where ya crab, what ya use, when ya go, yatta!
05-24-2005, 06:55 PM
Central Delaware is home... Been Weekend crabbin' the Wye for about 13 years now... mostly Northern Wye - (Wye Landing) with most trips out past the bridge, Silo's to start, Carpenters Cove, and the bridge, and occasionally the Southern Wye... I'm a Trotliner, Chicken Knecker. Home away from home is a 14 ft. McKee Craft, Amish on board 99% of the time... Big Family! Saw much better days on the Wye 10+ years ago, when the limit was 3 bushel per boat... Miss those days, as the lines aren't quite producing like then!!! Still get our fill though in July & August!
Avid Bass angler, (freshwater) but looking to get the lines wet on the salt as well, just a greenhorn there!!! Wye River crabs are an absolute top'o the list!!! BUT... this year, rather than Milsboro, I'd like to get a little quicker start on the Chesapeake Bay ... looking for that first hint, and look to try out the early bite.
Milsboro just aint the ticket for an enjoyable day on the water!
Yeller Mustard, BlackBottom Boys are the best Jimmies, Eights & Niners!!! (WYE is King!!!)
See Ya On the Water!
05-25-2005, 07:31 AM
This year so far i have yet to drop a bait in the water [sad] Earliest I have crabbed the Chesapeake was the third week of April and have pulled Milsboro off a little before that . Makes me wonder if I gotta give up on Oxford and Trappe and run further down the bay . This time last year I already had 5 or 6 bushels to my credit . But this year is ultra cool . Its only gonna be 56 today ! Then in the 70's all week but with chance of rain and thunderboomers . Thats gonna screw the salinity up even more than it already is . If I make an experimental run I will post up .
05-25-2005, 07:34 PM
BOL this season. I agree, it has been cool. Too cool. It looks like the Wx i going to warm up starting tomorrow and all thru Memorial Day Weekend.
05-26-2005, 08:48 AM
All I am seeing is chance of rain and low to mid 70's where I am looking [sad] Hope it does not rain because the run off is gonna hurt us all . Its just a waiting game that will back the season up later . Nuttin nobody can do about it .