List of Crabbing Locations

On this page, you will find a list of popular crabbing locations. By no means is it comprehensive. Where to Crab in Maryland Chesapeake Bay Point Lookout Solomon’s Island fishing pier Flag Ponds Nature Park Jonas Green State Park on the Severn River Wye River Nans Cove North Beach Pier on the Chesapeake Bay Sandy Pointe State Park Thompson Creek Rhodes River Chester River Kings Landing Park Bush River Matapeake State Park Romancoke Pier Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park Assawoman and Sinepuxtent bays Kent Narrows [/symple_column]continue reading →

Dungeness Crabs

Introduction The Dungeness crab gets its name from the town of Dungeness, Washington where the first commercial harvesting of the crab was done. These sweet-tasting suckers dominate the West Coast living in the Pacific Ocean from southern California all the way to even Alaska. These crabs are so famous on the West Coast that the Oregon State Legislature named the Dungeness crab as the state crustacean in 2009. What do they look like? Dungeness crabs have dark, brownish, purple-ish carapaces with tan, almost orangey pincers and limbs. Also, the have light speckles and…continue reading →

Blue Crabs

Introduction These creatures get their name from their bluish hue on their claws but their scientific name (Callinectes sapidus) suggests that they are “beautiful swimmers” that also happen to be “savory”. And savory they are. Blue crabs are one of the most heavily harvested crustaceans in the world. They are abundant and tasty; numerous and delicious. What do they look like? The blue crabs carapace can actually having colors ranging from bluish gray to brownish green tint, and their colors blend from one to the other. Blue crab pincers can have an orange,…continue reading →