Chesapeake Crabbing

Lets go Crabbing!


Bring home your Maryland Crab Feast


Chesapeake Crabbing

Catching the Maryland Blue Crab

 

Lets go Crabbing!

Bring home your Maryland Crab Feast


Chesapeake Crabbing

Lets go Crabbing!


Bring home your Maryland Crab Feast


Chesapeake Crabbing


Lets go Crabbing!


Bring home your Maryland Crab Feast

Chesapeake Crabbing

 Lets go Crabbing!


Bring home your Maryland Crab Feast

Lets go Crabbing!

 Lets go Crabbing!


Bring home your Maryland Crab Feast

Let’s Go Crabbing

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Bring home a Chesapeake Bay Feast!

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

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


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 trot line 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 

* All Crab Charters allows you to keep what you leagally catch

  • Crabbing is restricted to all Maryland Crabbing Regulations

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Book you trip

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

Chesapeake Blue Crab Charters

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Chesapeake Crabbing

Chesapeake Crabbing

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.


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.


You will help layout a traditional Chesapeake Trot Line and  dip your own crabs.


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

Chesapeake Crabbing

Crabbing Info

Chesapeake Crabbing

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

Down Time Sportfishing Charters

Fishing Charters

Chesapeake Crabbing

Fishing 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

Trot Lining for Maryland Blue Crabs

A Family Tradition

 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. 

Family Day on the Bay!

 

Chesapeake crabbing onboard the Down Time with the Markowitz charter.

Crabbing Photo Albums