Are there more light crabs around now than there were back in the 70's, 80's, and 90's? I've been crabbing for a few decades and don't recall so many light crabs "back in the day". I used to really enjoy eating crabs, but the past few years it seems the quality is just not there. Maybe it just me, I dunno. I crab both the western shore and the eastern, and its the same. I know about sluff cycles and full moons but it seems less than average quality is the norm. Anybody else notice this?
I try to cull out the junk after a run, but even "hard" crabs are turning up light.
Maybe I need to start buying crabs again. But $75 for a doz large is nuts.