IMHO - Crabbing is better then last 5-6 years but still not as good as it can be.
Showing my age but in early 1980's - I used to run 1,000 foot trotline and often got close to a bushel of nice crabs ( roughly 5 dozen ). Baits were spaced about 4-5 feet apart.
Now I hear guys brag about getting 8-15 crabs per run on lines baited every 2-3 feet.
The crab population is OK but not really recovered.
What could be more mundane than dying of old age or of natural causes when there is death by misadventure to be pursued ? Skip