View Full Version : Crabbing in the Patapsco, today.
05-27-2005, 08:16 AM
Just and observation from a fellow crabber who's excited to get out for the first time. I drive to work every day over the Hanover St. bridge into Baltimore. Today, 5/27, I looked up and down the river as I do every day. (Between this type behavior and looking at ducks and geese in the sky - my wife say this will be the end of me!) On the inside, up river of the Bridge, across form the Cherry Hill rowing Club or whatever it is called, was what appeared to be a large Carolian Skiff with a bunch of white floats out in lines like he was pull trapping. Now being a devoted Magothy crabber and noticing when and where the crabbing starts, this seemed at least month early for this spot. Some may just have the bug too bad in this long and cool spring. Think I'll go out in two weekends on the mighty Magothy.
05-27-2005, 01:13 PM
I think I know that guy. He is Mr. Patapsco and knows his way around there. Good man if it''s the 21 ft skiff.
05-27-2005, 09:39 PM
God Bless Him and I hope he scored!
05-29-2005, 12:27 AM
The crabs in the Potapsco are the worst tasting,polluted crabs in the bay.The DNR warns against eating the mustard at all.When you drop these crabs in a basket,the shells soon dry with an oil slick on them.I believe they should be illegal to sell to the public.
05-29-2005, 08:03 AM
Crabs, like Rockfish, migrate......so what may be in the Pataspco one day, could end up in your trap on the Wye, the next.[smile]
.....but I agree, no one should crab the Patasco!!![grin]
06-02-2005, 06:01 AM
There have bee studies done on the crabs and how they react to the dirty water there. It seems the crab is a fantstic filter and their percentage of toxins is about the same as one caught intthe lower bay.
They may taaste like crap but the toxic levels aren't much more than other crabs from the bay.
06-02-2005, 07:53 AM
Wrong thread for this reply.