Summer Fun: Crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay

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Nothing says Chesapeake Bay summertime like a day on the water fishing for crabs.

Crabbing is a great way to entertain the kids because it’s more active than fishing and you can do it either from a pier or from a boat.

The most basic way to catch a crab is to use a sturdy string with bait tied at one end and a net.

Many of the crabbing piers and parks have beaches, walking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas nearby, making them great destinations for a fun family activity.

As an added bonus, whatever you catch you get to eat!

For the best places to go crabbing, check out our article about crabbing with kids in the Chesapeake Bay.

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