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Crab season still looking great for Marylanders

Posted: 11:17 PM, Sep 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-03 23:17:42-04

It's another busy day for the Stevensville Crab Shack.

 Bob Wittman is the owner of the Stevensville Crab Shack. The extended winter we had impacted our crabs.

"It was colder and rainier a lot longer so, it didn't give the crabs a chance to move and start the population," said Wittman.

Once that summer temps got into the swing of things crabs picked up... sort of. 

"The summer's been up and down. We had some really good weeks and we had some really bad weeks. With all the rain we had in July, the abundance of rain, it really did hurt the population for a while."

But when the thermometer started going up so did the crab numbers and sizes.

"Now it seems the crabs are coming on and it is getting a little bit better. Some of the prettiest crabs I've seen all year."

At the Stevensville Crab Shack, a dozen steamed crabs are going from $45 for a dozen mediums all the way up to $129 for a dozen Jumbos.

$120 dollars for a dozen Jumbo crabs sounds like a lot but, you get a dozen crabs, that will feed a lot of people.

"Jumbos are expensive but, here at the crab shack you're gonna get a 7-inch jumbo crab that's heavy, almost a pound of meat per crab. So you eat 3 or 4 of those you'll be almost totally filled up," said Wittman.

So if crabs are your thing, you are still in luck. You'll will find some of the fattest crabs in September through October.

"And a lot of the crabs and the prices will start coming down," said Wittman.