About 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 designed and uses the "The
Little Foot," "The
Big Foot" and "The
Big Gun" Stackable crab traps.
not rent Captain Bruce and let him show you how to locate the "Hot
Spots" in the river and if were lucky and having
a good day... we just might catch 3 or 4 crabs in one trap with
one pull of a trap which is guaranteed to make a great memory,
in addition to having a good time and a great crabbing
The Perfect Trap for the Hot Spots in
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.