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

Experience Crabbing on the Chesapeake
with Capt. Frank Tuma

Chesapeake Crabbing Charters 

June - October


Lic. # 2982

ftuma@downtimecharters.com

Chesapeake Blue Crab Charters

Daybreak Crabbing

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


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.

What we offer

All Bait and Equipment provided


Help layout a traditional Chesapeake Trot Line


Dip your own crabs


Keep your daily catch limit


Bring home your catch of the day for a Maryland crab feast.






Who We Are

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. 




Fun Crabbing

Crabbing offers a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy catching our Maryland blue crab.

Let’s Go Crabbing

Bring home a Chesapeake Bay Feast!

 Enjoy a great Chesapeake Bay tradition of catching 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.

Rates

Crabbing $400

Crab Charters Depart @7am or earlier

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

* Crab Charters include License for 1 Bushel of crabs and are restricted to all   Maryland Crabbing Regulations.

Book you trip


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

Trot Lining for 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.)