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Crabbing Season Good for Local Businesses

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Chesapeake Classics Sporting Goods in Cambridge is ready for the upcoming crabbing season. Crabbing pots, crabbing kits, nets and even crabbing baskets have just hit the shelves.

"This is one of the best areas that there is whether its for crabbing or fishing, the Choptank River is always full of crabs," said Russ Hudson, owner of Chesapeake Classics. "Folks will be coming in buying the collapsible crab traps for crabbing by the bridge."

But it is not just commercial waterman who are dishing out money to take on the crabbing season. Chesapeake Classics employee Stephanie Taylor said the business has seen a lot of recreational crabbers.

"They have been in to get their crabbing licenses and everything, both commercial and recreational crabbers," Taylor said.

The turn from winter to spring is a busy time, and whether you crab for fun or for profit, Hudson wants to capitalize on the popularity.

"Crabbing certainly plays a big impact on us here in Dorchester County," Hudson said.

Waterman and crabbing go hand-in-hand. And when it comes to crabbing, nobody does it better than the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Crabbing season officially kicks off on April 1.

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