NEW THIS YEAR!
48% LARGER THAN THE BIG FOOT
IT'S ALMOST 2 BIG FOOTS IN ONE TRAP!
THE LARGEST STACKABLE
CRAB TRAP ALLOWED BY
You might be
able to buy traps cheaper, but you can't buy them better!
can use razor clams or alewife as bait in the early and
late seasons, and chicken necks in the summer.
Just get some
clam bags and some snoods...
and you are all set!
Here's how to do it:
Just pull the loose end of the snood up into the SS bait
spring to hold it in place...
...add your bait, and put the other end of the snood
tight around the clam bag and you are all set.
When you want to change back to chicken necks, just pull
the snood line out of the SS bait spring and put your
Guaranteed to catch
more crabs with less traps...in less time!
48% larger than
the Big Foot stackable crab traps... It's almost TWO Big Foot's in
15" W x 20"
L x 11" H
Stainless Steel Bait
Springs - Comes with 6 SS bait springs installed
Commercial grade traps
and components will last years - even with heavy usage in the salty
waters of the Chesapeake Bay
Designed and made by a
commercial crabber with over 40 years experience who uses these very
galvanized and vinyl-covered (rigged or unrigged)
Door Lines (Now new &
improved) - 8 lines per trap of 600 lb (tensile strength)
The only trap on the
market today with the catching power of 6 crab traps (See how
this is possible below)
6 high quality, high
tension stainless steel bait springs in included with every trap -
makes baiting and unbaiting the traps a breeze
Stackable - a stack of
15 traps is only 48" tall
Maryland Law now allows
Recreational Crabbers to use traps up to 15" x 20" in size.
The perfect trap for
the "hot spots" in your line...
Please send your crabbing photos and
and he will put them on his website.
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you like to catch up to 6 crabs with one pull of a trap? Sound
impossible? Not anymore...
can catch up to 6 crabs with the new “Big Gun” stackable crab trap
designed and used by Captain Bruce. This trap is NOT
designed to replace your regular Stackable Crab Traps, but rather to
supplement it. It’s purpose is to give you another tool for
your crab catching tool box.
How to use
the “BIG GUN” Stackable Crab Trap - Captain Bruce's Crabbing
the crabbing day by finding out where the crabs are feeding for
that day. You can do this by baiting your
FRESH chicken necks! Once the traps are baited, lay out
one line (about half of your traps) in the shallow water and the
other half in deeper water.
the baiting and the laying out of the traps are completed, make
a run and begin pulling up the traps and most importantly --
noticing where the best crab bites are happening. And
then……the fun begins!
you catch a crab in the same trap, for two times in a row (or 2
out of 3 runs) bring out the “Big Gun” -
The Largest Crab Trap Allowed by Maryland
up the Big GUN Stackable crab trap with 6 or more Fresh Chicken
Necks and remove the regular stackable crab trap (put it at the
end of the crab trap line replacing the Little Foot with the
Big Gun in the “HOT SPOT”).
of crabbing with crab traps have taught me that crabs don’t like
to share baits, but they don’t mind eating with other crabs in
the same trap (as long as they have their own bait and don’t
have to share)
will allow you to catch up to 6 crabs in one trap with one pull!
you won’t catch 6 crabs every time you throw the Big Gun trap in
the water BUT when the feeding frenzy begins, you will
definitely catch more than one crab at a time.
This method will allow you to limit out in less time and give
you more time to work on your "Honey Do" list that your wife
left for you to do on the weekend. This way both
you and your wife will be happy. :) So why don’t you give it a
shot? What do you have to lose?! You just might make
the 6 @ a time club!
me and let me know how well you do. You might just
become famous when I put your response in the testimonials
section of my web site. Thanks and good crabbin!
And they are still
The Perfect Trap
for the Hot Spots in Your Line
Crabber has a “hot spot” in their line. A hot spot is defined as
the traps that almost always produces a crab every time you pull
it up. The Big Foot Stackable crab trap (with extra stainless
steel bait spring) is the right tool for the job! This
trap was designed to allow you to take full advantage of this
hot spot by putting more baits in this hot area of the river
resulting in YOU catching more crabs. The reason is
simple: The Big Foot stackable crab trap allows you to put
more baits, and a larger trap, in this hot area.
The Bottom Line is… more crabs… with less traps…
in less time!
The way I use my Little Foot, Big Foot and Big Gun Traps is...
I lay my Little Foot size stackable crab traps out in different
areas and in different depths. As soon as I begin to catch crabs
from a Little Foot trap, I cut my Bait in half and bait up a BIG
FOOT or Big GUN Trap with 5 or 6 pieces of bait and replace the
Little Foot traps with the Big Foot and Big Guns Traps. I
also move the Little Foot traps at the end of the line. I keep
doing this over and over again, until all of my hot spots are
covered with Big Foot and Big Guns Traps with multiple Baits.
I continue this process until I have all the crabs that I need
for the day.
Our personal best last year was 4 keeper crabs in 1 Big Foot
trap in 1 pull and a bushel in 45 minutes... using this method.
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
BIG FOOT Customer Testimonials
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!
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
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.
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 traps.
My wife bought me 8 of the Big Gun traps for Christmas and I
absolutely love them. They are the best traps I have ever owned.
I usually average 3 crabs to a trap when I pull them up. In
September of 2010 I was crabbing on the Wye and caught 8 crabs
in one of them. It was so heavy coming up that I thought it was
a turtle. Unfortunately 2 got out right before I got it out of
the water but the other 6 stayed in. Thanks for the great
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 4 traps.
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 a try.
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)