Chesapeake Crabbing - Chesapeake Blue Crabs - Catch your own crab feast!

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Experience Crabbing on the Chesapeake
with Capt. Frank Tuma

Chesapeake Crabbing Charters 

June - October

Lic. # 2982


Let’s Go Crabbing


Bring home a Chesapeake Bay Feast!

Enjoy a great Chesapeake Bay tradition of catching or crabbing the Maryland Blue Crab with Trot Line.

Our morning crabbing will be done with commercial style "Trotline" for the Maryland Blue Crab and dipping your limit.

All Equipment, line, bait will be provided.


Capt. Frank has been fishing and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay for over 40 years. 

He will use his many years of experience to guide you from his dock on the Magothy river one the best crabbing spots on the bay.

Capt. Frank will show you how to crab with a trotline the way countless Bay watermen have done for hundreds of years. 

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Charter Info

  • Crab Charters Depart @7am or earlier

* Returns to dock by noon or when catch limit is reached

* All Crab Charters include you to keep what you catch

  • Crabbing is restricted to all Maryland Crabbing Regulations

Rates & Info

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All Charters require a $100 deposit to hold your preferred charter date.

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Chesapeake Blue Crab Charters

Chesapeake Crabbing


Come and enjoy a morning on the Chesapeake catching your own Maryland Blue Crab.

We start crabbing at 7am or earlier. No afternoon crabbing.

Legal start time is 1/2hour before sunrise to 5pm

Our morning crabbing trip will be done with commercial style "Trotline" for the Maryland Blue Crab.

All Equipment, baited line and crabbing license will be provided.

Help layout a traditional Chesapeake Trot Line and  dip your own crabs.

Keep your daily catch and take home your catch of the day for a Maryland crab feast.

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Crabbing Info

Chesapeake Crabbing

All Bait, Crabbing license and Equipment provided 

Crabbing rates are for the charter, not per person.

Max 6 persons onboard for all charters

Maryland Crabbing Regulations:

  • No Sunday crabbing
  • Legal start time is 1/2 hour before sunrise till  5 pm

Maryland Crab Regulations

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Fishing Charters

Down Time Sportfishing Charters

As an alternative to Crabbing we offer Chesapeake Fishing charters.

Come and enjoy our Sport Fishing Charters on the Maryland Chesapeake Bay. 

Fishing Chesapeake Bay for 

  • Striped Bass
  • Blues
  • Perch 
  • and more.

Light Tackle Sport fishing

  • Bottom Fishing for Perch, spot, catfish
  • Chumming and Live Lining for Striped Bass/Rock

Find out more about fishing charters

About Trot Lining for Maryland Blue Crabs

A trotline is nothing more than a long line, resting on the bottom and anchored at both ends, to which a series of baits are attached at intervals of about six feet. The baits are attached to the main line by simple slipknots or by shorter lines called dropper lines (known as trots or snoods.)

Watch short video on trot line crabbing.

Its a family tradition!

Fun Crabbing

Crabbing offers a great opportunity for everyone, young and old,  to enjoy catching our Maryland blue crab.

Crabbing Photo Albums