My folks had a summer place at South Bowers Del and My aunt has a summer place near Rock Hall Md. Crabs were an institution in our family. Id go crabbing in the marsh, and dip for "Softies" for frying .
Wed set traps out at dark on a Friday and retrieve em Sun AM. Wed buy chicken carcasses from the butcher in Chesapeake City (That town was quite a dump when I was a kid, it only became hoidy toidy when a Dupont lady sunk millions into its gentrification. I prefer it as a dump, It had waay more character.
People that don't know how to at crabs are missing a lot in life Sez I.
On MPT (whenever they beg for money every month) they show a coupla Chesapeake Foodie shows
1The Best Crab Houses in Maryland
2Eatin Crabs Chesapeake Style
Both shows get me and Mrs F all ready for a crab road trip
In Maine we have these Jonah crabs, not so big and not as flavorful