August 18, 2019

Soft Crabs in Season: Another World Wonder!

soft crab

It’s soft crab season in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn to identify a crab about to shed into its soft stage and how to prepare one for dinner.

Season Ends … Season Begins – Message From the Captain

The Cap’n writes, as spring engulfs the Chesapeake ……. End of one season and beginning of another…. and also begins meanderings upon “birds of a feather”

Fisheries Update, Plus Crab Scraping at Smith Island

crab scraper

Crab season in the Chesapeake won’t open until April. Video of a crab-scraper working the “flats” around Smith Island gives a good taste of a disappearing life. Southern Maryland waters don’t have the type of aquatic grass needed to acccommodate the harvesting method.