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Crabbing Rental and License?

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Crabbing Rental and License?

I'll be in Corolla Oct 18-Oct 24. Is thia a good time of year for crabbing? Is there a place to rent crabbing gear and where would you suggest getting a one day license? LooKing at other threads it seems that the docks in Duck may be the best place to actually go crabbing. We have a 3 month old so a boat tour isn't preferred at this point...

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1. Re: Crabbing Rental and License?

No need to rent equipment. A ball of string and a chicken bone are all you need-although a net and Sheetrock bucket would be nice to have. I don't think a saltwater license is required for crabs. Any time of year is OK. Summer is probably better but there should be enough to keep you occupied

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2. Re: Crabbing Rental and License?

just be sure they are legal size (6 inches from the points)

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3. Re: Crabbing Rental and License?

License is needed if you set out a bunch of pots. Crabbing from a dock or pier is free. It seems like a lot of trouble for what you will get.

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4. Re: Crabbing Rental and License?

You can crab from the Whalehead Club in Corolla by the bridge. There is a bait and tackle place in the Food Lion shopping center.

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