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Blue Crab Fishing

by Brian Lombardo
(Truro, MA, US)

Question: Where is the best place to go blue crabbing?

Dee's Reply: Hi Brian - I see that you're writing in from Truro. As far as I know, blue crabs are quite sparse on the Outer Cape.

I've never heard of anywhere in Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro or Provincetown where you can reliably find blue claw crabs. Mostly, the blue claws are found in the rivers, bays and inlets on south (Nantucket Sound and Vineyard Sound) side of the Cape.

If you're willing to travel to find your blue crab bounty, then you might want to try crabbing by the bridge on Bridge Street in Chatham. Generally, there's also good crabbing around the Herring River Bridge in Harwich and the Swan River Bridge in Dennis.

Have you checked out my crabbing pages? I give a few other good places there.

Hope this helps. Happy crabbing!

Best Regards,


P.S. You might want to stop by one of the bait and tackle shops in your area, and ask about blue crabbing on the Outer Cape. Perhaps someone there will know a spot that I'm not aware of ...

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