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How We Crab

The boats we use are not the little 10-foot rowboats you may remember from growing up. We use traditional Maryland-style skiffs that are 24 ft. long and 8 ft. wide.

On a Fun Time Crabbing trip, we use topless traps, and we use them a little differently than you may have used crab traps in the past. You will drop the baskets connected to a buoy every 100 ft or so, we will use 20 to 30 of these set-ups. By the time we drop the last one, we motor back and pull them up, collect our crabs, re-bait and drop them. No standing around on the Fun Time Crabbing trips, not when there are crabs to be caught.

Seriously, sometimes the crabbing really becomes secondary to the experience and we are mindful of that. It seems that when you hand a crab to a 6-year old wearing padded gloves, nobody seems to care about catching more, just learning about the one they are holding. We get it. Usually, Dad falls asleep in the sun, Mom gets gung-ho about the crabbing, and their little girl usually wants to drive the boat.

At the end of the trip, we will show you the quickest way to clean your Fun Time Crabbing crabs and will even pitch in and help out if there is time before our next trip. We can do a little crab biology lesson for the curious ones. You can even borrow a steamer pot that connects to a gas grill propane tank, if you need one. Just please make arrangements to bring it back!

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