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Crabbing?

Ontario
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Crabbing?

Hello -- We will be in Williamsburg for a week at the end of May and my husband is very interested in going crabbing. But we're really kind of clueless as to what that might involve. Aside from doing it ourselves (and if that's the way to go, does anyone have any good resources on this -- my googling is not turning up much), is there some sort of place you can go and spend an afternoon with someone who can show you the ropes? Kind of like a fishing charter but for crabbing instead? Or am I way off base here?

Any pointers would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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www.rudeetours.com offers crabbing, but its in Virginia Beach. I don't know anything about this company, but came across the information and thought it might help.

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Contact York River Charters. www.YorkRiver.net 757-645-8397

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Thank you both for these suggestions!

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You shouldn't need a guide for crabbing, just about any saltwater boat dock or fishing pier will do. Takes a little practice to get good at it but it's good cheap fun...

http://debris.hubpages.com/hub/crabbing

On a Warm Calm day you might try the James River Bridge Fishing Pier

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I've no problem dispensing advice for you to "do-it-yourself" (including recommendations on where to go), or taking you out on the boat. The article above doesn't cover "hand lining," which is one of the oldest methods to harvest blue crab on the Chesapeake. Feel free to give me a call. =)

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Yep Capt'n, hand linin' can be a lot of fun too...

http://youtu.be/aYhKqPR-W48

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