Crabbing on the Maryland Chesapeake Bay for Maryland Blue Crabs


Crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay

for Maryland Blue Crabs

  • All Bait and Equipment provided

  • Help layout a traditional Chesapeake Trot Line

  • Dip your own with professional advise

  • Great family fun

  • Keep your catch limit of the day!

  • Recreational Limits Only Allowed

Maryland Blue Crabs

Down Time Fishing Charters Sport fishing Charters in the Maryland Chesapeake Bay
with Capt. Frank J. Tuma
443-949-8030                              Boat) 443-995-8666
Crab Fishing Charters
June - October
6am to 12 noon only

Come on aboard and enjoy a combined Crabbing and Bottom Fishing trip.
Our morning crabbing will be done with commercial style "Trotline" for the Maryland Blue Crab and dipping your limit.
All Equipment, line, bait and one person license will be provided.
We can include bottom fishing if time and energy permits.
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Bring the kids for a great day on the bay!

Bring home a Chesapeake Bay Feast!

I will be offering the opportunity to get in on this great Chesapeake Bay tradition of catching the Maryland Blue Crab with Trot Line.

During the summer months we enjoy great bottom fishing for Perch, Spot, Trout and Hardhead.

We run a 1000' trot line
chesapeake bay crab trot line

You Dip'em and You Cook'em

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.)

As you begin this age-old pursuit you will of course want to get the parlance right, so you don't seem too much like a ckicken-necker. Calling the dropper lines "snoods" will put you right up there with the old salts. Also, don't ever talk about "checking" your trotline or "taking a look at" your trotline. You always "run" a trotline. This makes sense because the word trotline comes from the old Germanic word "trotten," meaning "to tread, pace, or run." So when you "run" your trotline you are in keeping with the proper etymology of the sport.

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Puttin' our catch in the Steamer!

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Capt. Frank Tuma
443-949-8030 Boat) 443-995-8666


Book Now for a
Great Day on the Bay!

443-949-8030 Boat) 443-995-8666

Capt. Frank Tuma
1039 Broadview Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

443-949-8030 Boat) 443-995-8666


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