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Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

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Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

Does anyone know whether it is a right time to have big blue crabs in Baltimore now? If yes, any tips? Thanks a lot !

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1. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

Yep. The season in MD is generally May to October/November but the later in the season the better. Depending on where you go though there's a good number of places that use gulf crabs so it doesn't matter.

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2. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

They're at their heaviest now through October, so pig out!

Edited: 9:08 am, August 30, 2013
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3. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

I see. Thank you very much.

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4. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

It's the best time:)

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5. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

This would be the time!

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6. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

Thanks you all very much.

I have one more question. What's difference about MD Jimmy Crabs and MD Bay Crabs? Are they the same kind of Blue Crabs? Or they are the same, but Bay Crabs are smaller than Jimmy Crabs.

Thanks in advance!

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7. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

Jimmy crabs are male crabs. Most all locals eat these in various sizes steamed. Sooks are female crabs but normally called this anymore. I get them for a fraction of the cost of Jimmies, they all taste good to me. Bay crabs would indicate local caught, not some Florida or LA nonsense. Don't get me wrong Sothern crabs tastes pretty good but to a local noting beats a bay crab :-)

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8. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

Thank you all so much!

Now I have confidence to order online.

Thanks!!!

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9. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

Yes, I recommend CJs in Owings Mills Md. Best Crabs and crab dip in the world. It is on Reisterstown Rd

Edited: 8:28 am, September 05, 2013
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10. Re: Is it a good season to eat blue crabs in Baltimore now?

Thank you very much!