Friday, April 5, 2013

Maryland blue crab season opens to slow start, but warm weather is coming

The blue crab season has opened in Maryland, but cold spring temperatures will likely make for a slow start. The good news is that spring is in the air with forecasts calling for the 70's next week. Here's more from the Baltimore Sun.

Maryland's blue crab season will likely have a slow start

Cold Chesapeake Bay waters will slow this year's harvest, experts agree, but after that, nobody knows

 
March 31, 2013|By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun
 
April 1 is the official start to the blue crab harvest in Maryland. But don't reach for your mallet just yet.
"It's not time for crabs," said Jessica Borowski, a manager at Midtown BBQ and Brew. "It's too cold out."
The crabs seem to agree. The Chesapeake Bay's water temperature hasn't risen enough for the crabs to become active — and catchable.

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