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Late shed expected for this early blue crab season

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I’ve been watching some reports on the crabbing in and around the bay and things started to look promising right around the end of April, but it’s dropped off again. I’m hoping this is just that early season slump before the switch is flipped and it’s game on. 

 

Here’s a quick recap on the Blue Crab report from DNR fishing report for the week- 

 

They mentioned that the first shed was most likely going to be held off until the second full moon this month, around Memorial Day. The dredge survey led them to believe that the local crabs had a rough time through the deep January cold, but the juvenile numbers are up so later this season looks to be a better harvest than the early stretch. 

 

They’re saying that it may take a while to fill up the basket for a Memorial Day feast, but I’m up for the challenge. 

 

Full baskets and tight lines! 

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