Here is a site I found worth checking out. It offers some really great tips for crabbers like us. It covers all the basis from which crab traps to use, best time to crab, snoods, best crab bait, checking if crabs are dead or alive, and a useful list of crabbing supplies that I now use as a checklist before I go out. A lot of good information here that answers a lot of questions for new and seasoned crabbers.
Check it out, http://www.crabtips.com