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Blue Crabs in Rhode Island

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Has there been any news on blue crabs lately? What I’ve know from the past is that blue crabbing usually doesn’t reach its peak until late July early August. Rumor has it that due to warm winter, the water temperature has warmed up quick. That usually means the blue crabs have come out of the mud.

But I haven’t heard of any reports stating that people are catching them lately. Are the blue crabs here yet, or are they still in the mud?

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I've seen people crabbing in several places, with no such luck.

Year's past I'd see a few blue crabs around the dock and boat ramp.

It might be a tad early.

Blue crabs migrate into the region. That's what I believe.

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can only speak for the one soco spot that we go to but they are in abundance. honestly, like fish in a barrel. my son and i have been going once or twice a week for the past month or so.

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On 7/5/2020 at 4:13 PM, Capt.Castafly said:

I've seen people crabbing in several places, with no such luck.

Year's past I'd see a few blue crabs around the dock and boat ramp.

It might be a tad early.

Blue crabs migrate into the region. That's what I believe.

Migrate from where? Via what route?

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4 hours ago, MakoMike said:

Migrate from where? Via what route?

When air temperatures drop below 50°F (10°C), adult crabs leave shallow, inshore waters and seek deeper areas where they bury themselves and remain in a state of torpor throughout the winter. 

 

I've seen blue crabs swim up off the bottom and use the tide currents to move greater distances.

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Got 24 threw back the females for 13 keeper males over 4th of July weekend.  They are around the ponds in soco

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