Designed and Used by Captain Bruce
Bruce is a Captain certified by the US Coastguard and also a
commercial crabber with over 40 years experience crabbing the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. He is one of the very
few commercial crabbers who uses Stackable Crab Traps to catch
Bruce has been making Stackable Crab Traps for over 10 years.
He continuously uses the knowledge he gains by using his traps out
on the water to improve the design and operation of the traps.
YOU, the recreational crabber to have a worry-free and productive
I used my new traps last Sunday and caught 30 big Jimmies. The
traps worked great. I'm assuming you make them yourselves... it
shows. Great quality!
When I got home, I took a hard look at my Big Foot rigged vinyl
deluxe (SS) traps you sold to me. I must admit, I was amazed
with the quality of your product. I am completely satisfied with
the Big Foot traps. My money was well spent. I have been
recreational crabbing on the eastern shore for quite a few
years, I have never come across equipment as good as yours.
As I retire more of my current equipment, I will return to
purchase more Big Foot traps, and one of your 600' rigged trot
lines. Thank you Captain Bruce, I hope you continue to provide
your high quality products.
PS - Please thank Crabwoman for doing a fine job scribing my
name on the floats.
ordered 10 traps from you and I needed the them fast. I
received 10 very well crafted traps for you ahead of schedule.
I could not be more pleased, my son (attached) and I love
fishing together but now all he wants to do is go crabbing! We
caught so many crabs that we only kept the big boys!! Thank you
very much, you made a little boy and his dad very happy.
Joseph R. Davis
I bought crab traps about 10 years ago,
and the string on them needs replacing.
Just wanted to say thanks for the
beautiful net and snooded crab line.
Excellent quality and that's not common
these days. I'll be out once this dang
rain stops. I'll be sure to pass
on about your quality products to my
friends. Take care.
Hi, as I’m dusting off my gear and eagerly
awaiting the crabs to arrive, I thought I’d
drop you a line to let you know how awesome
your convertible traps are since I was too
busy using them last year to write in. They
easily fit in the back of my relatively
small car, but give you the security of a
topped trap (I crab off of a tall pier).
They’re also easier on my girlfriend because
the trap closes immediately and she can pull
it through the water column and up to the
pier at her leisure (and a happy girlfriend
means more crabbing). So thanks again!
Did very well using your traps for the first
time. Went out Saturday and Sunday morning for
a couple of hours each day. Managed a bushel of
heavy jimmies. I was pleasantly surprised at
how efficient they are. I had many a trap come
up with two crabs in the trap and several with
three. My wife went into the day thinking trot
lines rule and was surprised at how much she
enjoyed it as well. Looking forward to the last
Crabbing just about broke up my marriage. Went
crabbing with 20 small pots, out for hours and only
caught 7-9 crabs. Then my husband was surfing the
net and came across Captain Bruce's website.
He purchased 10 big gun traps and what a difference
a trap makes. We caught 1 bushel last time
out. Great person to deal with. Highly recommend
Thanks for the
traps . They look very nice and well made. Much
nicer design than others I have seen or used. Can't
wait to try them.
My name is Chip
and I'm the one who bought a 1,000' line off you on
Tuesday (Townsend De). It came Thursday and
couldn't wait to get her wet! I took my wife
and son down to Tred Avon Friday morning. We started
at 6 and had our bushel by 9:30! Best day this
year by far. Those things are soooo fun and after
our 2nd run my wife turned and said "Why did we wait
so long to get one of these?" Anyway, just
thought I'd say thanks for the quick service and
nice product. Have a great season!
Hey Captain Bruce, just wanted to let you know that
my order arrived yesterday and these topless traps
look nice. Unbelievable that I placed order on
Monday and received them on Tuesday. Thanks for the
warp speed shipping. I am anxious to give them
making my crabbing life easier. The traps are
consistent work compared to the trotline but less worry
about running the boat straight or having the wind push
you. These are awesome. Thanks.
Join the 3 @ a Time
"I made my purchase from
Captain Bruce of 30 large traps and when I sent my order in, he
sent me a note back suggesting that I add more bait springs to
each trap and said that he has gotten three at a time before.
While I kinda didn't really believe him but did agree on the
more bait theory, I went out with my three-year-old this
afternoon and three different times we pulled traps with three
BIG keeper males. I couldn't believe it. His traps
are absolutely of high quality and they do catch crabs. It
doesn't take long to get a good meal when you get them three at
a time. My hats off to Captain Bruce and the quality traps
he sells here.
PS. Get at least three bait springs."
I like the traps and I have
joined the 3 at a time club. Two were keepers while one went
back. I have 17 of them and they seem to be holding up well. I
have a mix of small and big ones.
"Bought 15 from Captain
Bruce last year, will be buying 15 when the tax man delivers my
money that I overpaid him!"
"I think your traps are great. My girlfriend was
thinking of buying some traps elsewhere for my birthday in April
and I already told her don't even think about it. The traps
that I have gotten from Bass Pro and other places rust out
within a crabbing season, your traps still look great. Except
for the one that got caught up in my prop, lol."
"I got 30
vinyl traps fully rigged from you last year and loved them.
Again, thanks for such a great trap!!"
out caught the old style traps..."
direct people to your website when they ask about my traps..."
"By the way,
for folks who are still on the fence about buying from CB, he
makes great crab traps, and customer service is outstanding."
I will be picking some of these up soon."
dealing with CB, I wouldn't buy trap anywhere else. A++++
Bruce's traps are nice. Just got 10 more a month ago in vinyl
coated and he includes a SS bait spring, too. I can't wait to
like the 12x12 design, will definitely replace as needed with
those. It's almost a 50% bigger area for them mumbos."
love the traps. They are much better than the Foxy
Mates. Thank you so much."
(Captain Dave - Wye River, MD)