You are starting at a good time. This is supposed to be the best year in the last 7 for crabs. If that's true they should be available in most areas. Lots to learn as you go along, like the best way to run the line based on sun glare or how tight to pull the line to have it come up and lay back down from the bottom. Ask a lot of questions on this site and the experts will give you answers. I'm just a occasional crabber, mostly small time fisherman.