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NEW!
300' Snood lines, 4' and 6' snood spacing available on all Snood Lines, Volume Discounts, and Galvanized/PVC Prop Sticks

2011 Maryland Recreational Crabbers Trot Line Laws
2011 Maryland Recreational Crabbers Catch Laws
Click here for a Snood Line Diagram

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Line Quality – Is quality line worth the extra money? You decide!

Ever wonder why some lines have to be “seasoned" to sink, while other lines sink without seasoning?  The lighter (cheaper) line starts out with a fiber core with the premium grade line (like nylon or polyester) spun around the fiber core to make the finished line. In order for the fiber core lines to sink, the fiber core must absorb water to become heavier in order to sink, thus so named “ seasoning.”

In addition to the sinking factor, the life of the line is much less (2-3 years on average) because the outer shell wears thru to the fiber core and the line breaks continually resulting in you having to replace your line every 2-3 years.

Captain Bruce’s lines do not have fiber fillers. All lines are made in the manufacturing process by using ALL polyester, or ALL nylon, resulting in a heaver “SINKING LINE” because they don’t have a soft filler core. If your line is not sinking to the bottom (on its own), you are not going to catch as many crabs.

In addition to the self-sinking line, Captain Bruce’s line will last up to 3 times longer (9-10 years) on average.
Some customers have reported that they have been using this type of quality line for 20 years or more and its still being used today. When Captain Bruce inquired as to what is the secrets to keeping a line that long they all say just take care of it.  Taking care of it means use it as often as you want, but when you are not using it, keep in out of the sun, and dry it out and store it dry in the off season.

This is another example of you get what You pay for! It’s your choice!  You can pay a little more and buy a quality line that will last for many years, or you can save a little money and buy a cheaper line that will only last you a few years.

Please send your crabbing photos and videos to captainbruce53@aol.com and he will put them on his website.

The Best Quality #5 Trot Line that money can buy!

 

TROT LINES - Tie your bait direct by using a "slip knot"

 

SNOODED TROT LINES - With all of these options, what's the difference?

  PROS   CONS
#5
Main Lines
It's inexpensive.   It's the line of choice for the beginning or occasional recreational crabber, it's made from nylon and will not rot and will last for years.   If you are not careful when you are baiting, or bringing in back in from the water, the loops in the lines will turn into knots.
#8
Solid Braid
Cheaper than the 3 strand, and stays soft, easy on the hands when you pull line in, less likely to knot up than #5, if a loop develops usually all you have to do is shake it out.
  None.  It's a good all around line.
3
strand nylon
The "Cadillac" of all lines and also the most expensive, but you get what you pay for.  It's been reported with proper care that this line will last 20 years and if you get a loop in your line when you're letting it out, just shake it out and very rarely gets knotted up. This is also the line preferred by commercial crabbers who use "line winders" because it has great wear resistance.
  Some might say it's the price, but you get what you pay for with proper care this line can last 20 years.
Snoods 1/8" Thinner snoods are more "flexible" and absorb more vibrations resulting in less crabs dropping off your line with more crabs coming to the surface... The bottom line is at the end of the day you will catch more crabs.
  If they snag they will break easier than 3/16" snoods, but are easily replaced using a slip knot.  So buy a extra pack for replacements.
Snoods 3/16" Won't break as easy as 1/8" dia snoods if you get your snood line hung up. That's why most Commercial Crabbers prefer the 3/16" snoods over the 1/8" snoods. They are more durable than 1/8" dia snoods, and work better with line winders.
  3/16" dia being thicker have a little less elasticity than the 1/8" dia snoods, but a lot of recreational crabbers also prefer using them. 
Spacing 6' standard spacing for hand dipping.   4' - used mostly with auto dippers, or young and fast dippers.

150' - 300' SNOOD LINE

Economy Special - Legal in NJ and many other states - 150' #5 Snooded Trot Line w/ 25 Snoods Attached, w/ Snoods at 6' Spacing

Item #103

Great for beginners to begin using snood lines without spending a lot of money to try out catching crabs with a snood line.

NJ Special - Legal in New Jersey - 150' #8 Snooded Trot Line w/ 25 Snoods Attached, 6' Spacing

Item #168

Legal In NJ 150' Long Snooded Trot line (# 8) with 25 snoods attached (6' spacing).

 

"The Virginian"
300 #8 Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods, 6' Spacing

Item #89

Legal in Virginia, (300'L is the maximum allowed in VA for Recreational crabbers.) Now Recreational crabbers in Virginia can crab "Maryland Style." Search www.youtube.com for a video on how to use a trot line (or snood line) and take some friends out crabbing and have some fun! And for the Maryland Crabbers... this length is the perfect size for use in small creeks. They can be crabbed singularly or hook 4 together to make the 1200' maximum length allowed in Maryland waters. This is also a great crabbing option because it allows you bait 300 ft at a time (instead of baiting all 1200 feet) The Main line is made from #8 solid braid, snood spacing every 6'. That's approx. 50 baits on a single 300' line (or approx. 200 baits on 4 (300' lines or 1200' total). Snoods are made out of 1/8" shock cord x 6" L.
"The Virginian"
300' #8 Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods, 4' Spacing

Item #93

Legal in Virginia, (300'L is the maximum allowed in VA for Recreational crabbers.) Now Recreational crabbers in Virginia can crab "Maryland Style." Search www.youtube.com for a video on how to use a trot line (or snood line) and take some friends out crabbing and have some fun! And for the Maryland Crabbers... this length is the perfect size for use in small creeks. They can be crabbed singularly or hook 4 together to make the 1200' maximum length allowed in Maryland waters. This is also a great crabbing option because it allows you bait 300 ft at a time (instead of baiting all 1200 feet). The Main line is made from #8 solid braid, snood spacing every 4'. That's approx. 75 baits on a single 300' line (or approx. 300 baits on 4 (300' lines or 1200' . Snoods are made out of 1/8" shock cord x 6" L. Order 2 or more and save some money.

$ 39.00/ea

$ 49.00/ea

$ 75.00/ea

$ 95.00/ea

300' - 600' SNOOD LINE

"The Virginian"
300' #8 Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line with 3/16" Snoods, 6' Spacing

Item #156

Legal in Virginia, (300'L is the maximum allowed in VA for Recreational crabbers.) Now Recreational crabbers in Virginia can crab "Maryland Style." Search www.youtube.com for a video on how to use a trot line (or snood line) and take some friends out crabbing and have some fun! And for the Maryland Crabbers... this length is the perfect size for use in small creeks. They can be crabbed singularly or hook 4 together to make the 1200' maximum length allowed in Maryland waters. This is also a great crabbing option because it allows you bait 300 ft at a time (instead of baiting all 1200 feet). The Main line is made from #8 solid braid, snood spacing every 6'. That's approx. 50 baits on a single 300' line (or approx. 200 baits on 4 (300' lines or 1200' total). Snoods are made out of 3/16" shock cord x 6" L. Order 2 or more and save some money.

"The Virginian"
300' #8 Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line with 3/16" Snoods, 4' Spacing

Item #157

Legal in Virginia, (300'L is the maximum allowed in VA for Recreational crabbers.) Now Recreational crabbers in Virginia can crab "Maryland Style." Search www.youtube.com for a video on how to use a trot line (or snood line) and take some friends out crabbing and have some fun! And for the Maryland Crabbers... this length is the perfect size for use in small creeks. They can be crabbed singularly or hook 4 together to make the 1200' maximum length allowed in Maryland waters. This is also a great crabbing option because it allows you bait 300 ft at a time (instead of baiting all 1200 feet). The Main line is made from #8 solid braid, snood spacing every 4'. That's approx. 75 baits on a single 300' line (or approx. 300 baits on 4 (300' lines or 1200' total). Snoods are made out of 3/16" shock cord x 6" L. Order 2 or more and save some money.

600' #8 Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods,  6' Spacing


Item #84

Made with #8 solid braided sinking line (same line used to make our Commercial Snood Line).  Snoods are made from 1/8" shock cord and are approx. 6" long
spaced every 6 feet. Approx. 100 snoods per line.

600' #8 Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods, 4' Spacing


Item #85

600 foot roll of #8 solid braid sinking line. Snoods are made from 1/8" shock chord and are approx. 6" long. spaced every 4 feet. Approx. 150 snoods per line.

$ 85.00/ea

$ 105.00/ea

$ 139.00/ea

$ 169.00/ea

600' SNOOD LINE

#8 600' Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line w/ 3/16" Snoods,  6' Spacing

Item #137

Made with #8 solid braided sinking line (same line used to make our Commercial Snood Line).  Snoods are made from 3/16" shock cord and are approx. 6" long spaced every 6 feet. Approx. 100 snoods per line.

#8 600' Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line w/ 3/16" Snoods,  4' Spacing

Item #138

Made with #8 solid braided sinking line (same line used to make our Commercial Snood Line).  Snoods are made from 3/16" shock cord and are approx. 6" long spaced every 4 feet. Approx. 150 snoods per line.

600' #5 Economy Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods, 6' Spacing

Item #74

A great trot line for the beginner or for the crabber who wants to add some length to their existing trot line.  Complete and ready to catch crabs right out of the box.  A 600' Snood line with brass snaps on each ends made from #5 Nylon soft crab pot line with 6" long (finished size) snoods made with 1/8" diameter shock cord, spaced every 6' for easy crab dipping!  Each line has approximately 97 snoods attached to line.

600' #5 3/16" Snoods
with 6' Spacing

Item #151

#5 x 600 feet of 3/16" snoods with 6' spacing.

 

$ 149.00/ea

$ 169.00/ea

$ 129.00/ea

$ 139.00/ea

600' SNOOD LINE

600' #5 3/16" Snoods
with 4' Spacing

Item #152

#5 x 600 feet of 3/16" snoods with 4' spacing.

 

600' 3 Strand Nylon Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods, 6' Spacing

Item #59

Complete and ready to catch crabs right out of the box. A 600' Snood line with brass snaps on each ends made from 1/4" 3 strand, nylon main line with 6" long snoods (finished size) spaced every 6' for easy crab dipping! Great wear resistance and the preferred line by those who use winders.  The Each line has approx. 97 snoods attached to line.

600' 3 Strand Nylon Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods,  4' Spacing

Item #92

The "Cadillac" of all trot lines. Made with 3 strand twisted nylon Main Line for many years of use. Great wear resistance and the line preferred by crabbers that use winders.  Snoods are made from 1/8" shock chord and are approx. 6" long. spaced every 4 feet. Approx. 150 snoods per line.

600' 3 Strand Nylon Snooded Trot Line with 3/16" Snoods,  6' Spacing

Item #139

Complete and ready to catch crabs right out of the box. A 600' Snood line with brass snaps on each ends made from 1/4" 3 strand, nylon main line with 6" long 3/16" snoods (finished size) spaced every 6' for easy crab dipping! Great wear resistance and the preferred line by those who use winders. The Each line has approx. 100 snoods attached to line.

$ 159.00/ea

$ 159.00/ea

$ 189.00/ea

$ 179.00/ea

600' SNOOD LINE

1200' SNOOD LINE

600' 3 Strand Nylon Snooded Trot Line with 3/16" Snoods,  4' Spacing

Item #158

Complete and ready to catch crabs right out of the box. A 600' Snood line with brass snaps on each ends made from 1/4" 3 strand, nylon main line with 6" long 3/16" snoods (finished size) spaced every 4' for easy crab dipping! Great wear resistance and the preferred line by those who use winders. The Each line has approx. 150 snoods attached to line.

1200' #8 Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line w/ 3/16" Snoods, 4' Spacing

Item #65

1200' of #8 Solid Braid Polyester main line with made with 3/16" shock cord with 4 foot spacing and 6 inch drops (approx. 248 baits per line). Other spacing available upon request; just contact Captain Bruce. Total weight of line for shipping purposes: approx 20 lbs.
Now purchase a 1200' Commercial Grade snood line (in either 4' or 6' spacing) and receive a
free Commercial basket... a $15 value! 

1,200' #8 Solid Braid Snooded Line with 3/16" Snoods,  6' Spacing

Item #99

1200' of #8 Solid Braid Polyester main line with great wear resistance is made with 3/16" shock cord with 6 foot spacing and 6 inch drops (approx. 197 baits per line). Other spacing available upon request; just contact Captain Bruce. Designed to be used with or without a line puller. Total weight of line for shipping purposes: approx 20 lbs.  Now purchase a 1200' soft lay snood line (in either 4' or 6' spacing) and receive a free Commercial basket... a $15 value!

1,200' #5 Economy Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods,  6' Spacing

Item #60

Complete and ready to catch crabs right out of the box. A 1200' Snood line with brass snaps on each ends made from #5 Nylon soft crab pot line with 6" long snoods (finished size) spaced every 6' for easy crab dipping! Each line has approx. 195 snoods attached to line and receive a free Commercial basket with purchase... a $15 value!

$ 209.00/ea

$ 309.00/ea

$ 249.00/ea

$ 209.00/ea

1200' SNOOD LINE

1,200' #5 Economy Snooded Trot Line with 3/16" Snoods,  6' Spacing

Item #276

Complete and ready to catch crabs right out of the box. A 1200' Snood line with brass snaps on each ends made from #5 Nylon soft crab pot line with 6" long snoods (finished size) spaced every 6' for easy crab dipping! Each line has approx. 195 snoods attached to line and receive a free Commercial basket with purchase... a $15 value!

1200' #8 Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods, 6' Spacing

Item #86

Made with #8 solid braided (sinking line). Snoods are made from 1/8" shock cord and are approx. 6" long. Spaced every 6 feet.  Approx. 200 snoods per line. Now purchase a 1200' solid braid line (in either 4' or 6' spacing) and receive a FREE PLASTIC BASKET... a $16 value!

1200' #8 Solid Braid Snooded Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods, 4' Spacing

Item #87

Made with #8 solid braided (sinking line).  Snoods are made from 1/8" shock cord and are approx. 6" long. Spaced every 4 feet. Approx. 300 snoods per line. Now purchase a 1200' solid braid snood line (in either 4' or 6' spacing) and receive a FREE PLASTIC BASKET... a $16 value!

1200' 3 Strand Nylon Snooded  Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods, 6' Spacing

Item #73

The Longest Recreational Snood Line allowed by Maryland Law!

Complete and ready to catch crabs right out of the box. A 1200' Snood line with brass snaps on each ends made from 1/4" 3 strand, nylon main line with 6" long snoods (finished size) spaced every 6' for easy crab dipping! this line has great wear resistance and is the preferred line for crabbers who use winders Each line has approx. 195 snoods to attach bait to the line. Now purchase a 1200' nylon snood line (in either 4' or 6' spacing) and receive a
FREE PLASTIC BASKET... a $16 value!

$ 229.00/ea

$ 239.00/ea

$ 299.00/ea

$ 259.00/ea

1200' SNOOD LINE

1200' 3 Strand Nylon Snooded  Trot Line with 1/8" Snoods, 4' Spacing

Item #94

The "Cadillac" of all Trot Lines. Made with 3 strand twisted nylon Main Line for many years of use. Snoods are made from 1/8" shock chord and are approx. 6" long. Spaced every 4 feet. Approx. 300 snoods per line. Great wear resistance and the line preferred by crabbers who use winders.  Now purchase a 1200' nylon snood line (in either 4' or 6' spacing) and receive a FREE PLASTIC BASKET... a $16 value!

1,200' Commercial Grade 3 Strand Nylon w/ 3/16" Snoods, 4' Spacing

Item #120

1200' of 1/4" 3 strand twisted nylon with great wear resistance is made with 3/16" shock cord with 4 foot spacing and 6 inch drops (approx. 300 baits per line). Other spacing available upon request; just contact Captain Bruce. Designed to be used with or without a line puller. Total weight of line for shipping purposes: approx 20 lbs. Now purchase a 1200' 3 strand nylon snood line (in either 4' or 6' spacing) and receive a FREE PLASTIC BASKET... a $16 value!

1,200' Commercial Grade 3 Strand Nylon w/ 3/16" Snoods, 6' Spacing

Item #121

1200' of 1/4" 3 strand twisted nylon with great wear resistance is made with 3/16" shock cord with 6 foot spacing and 6 inch drops (approx. 200 baits per line). Other spacing available upon request; just contact Captain Bruce. Designed to be used with or without a line puller. Total weight of line for shipping purposes: approx 20 lbs. Now purchase a 1200' 3 strand nylon snood line (in either 4' or 6' spacing) and receive a FREE PLASTIC BASKET... a $16 value!

 

$ 319.00/ea

$ 339.00/ea

$ 279.00/ea

 

U-MAKE KITS

600' U-Make
Snood Line Kit

Item #97

Make your own Snood line and save some money!
turn this kit into this:

Finished line kit comes with everything you need to make a 600 ft snood line with 100 baits:  (1) 600' of # 5 main line, (1) 100' roll of 1/8" dia shock cord (4) 25 pk of rubber snubbers
(2) #2 brass snaps (1) snood tool.

1200' U-Make Snood
 Line Kit

Item #98

Make your own Snood line and save some money!
turn this kit into this:

Finished line kit comes with everything you need to make a 1200 ft snood line with 200 baits:  (1) 1200' of # 5 main line, (2) 100' roll of 1/8" dia shock cord (8) 25 pk of rubber snubbers (2) #2 brass snaps (1) snood tool.

600' #8 Solid Braid
U-Make Kit

Item #113

Finished line kit comes with everything you need to make a 600 ft snood line with 100 baits: (1) 600' of # 8 Solid Braid main line, (1) 100' roll of 1/8" dia shock cord (4) 25 pk of rubber snubbers (2) #2 brass snaps (1) snood tool.  Use a slip knot to attach snoods to the main line (for diretions on how to tie a slip knot, click here).

1,200' #8 Solid Braid
U-Make Kit

Item #114

Finished line kit comes with everything you need to make a 1200 ft snood line with 200 baits:  (1) 1200' of # 8 Solid Braid main line, (2) 100' roll of 1/8" dia shock cord (8) 25 pk of rubber snubbers (2) #2 brass snaps (1) snood tool.  Use a slip knot to attach snoods to the main line (a for directions on how to tie a slip knot, click here).

$ 80.00/ea

3/16" shock cord
with 1/4" snubbers

$ 80.00/ea

$ 124.00/ea

3/16" shock cord
with 1/4" snubbers

$124.00/ea

$ 90.00/ea

3/16" shock cord
with 1/4" snubbers

$ 90.00/ea

$ 150.00/ea

3/16" shock cord
with 1/4" snubbers

$ 150.00/ea

U-MAKE KITS

 

600' 3 Strand Nylon
U-Make Kit

Item #115

Finished line kit comes with everything you need to make a 600 ft snood line with 100 baits: (1) 600' of 1/4" 3 strand nylon line, (1) 100' roll of 1/8" dia shock cord (4) 25 pk of rubber snubbers (2) #2 brass snaps (1) snood tool. Use a slip knot to attach snoods to the main line (for directions on how to tie a slip knot, click here).

1,200' 3 Strand Nylon
U-Make Kit

Item #116

Finished line kit comes with everything you need to make a 1,200 ft snood line with 200 baits: (1) 1,200' of 1/4" 3 strand nylon line, (2) 100' roll of 1/8" dia shock cord (8) 25 pk of rubber snubbers (2) #2 brass snaps (1) snood tool.  Use a slip knot to attach snoods to the main line (for directions on how to tie a slip knot, click here).
   

$ 96.00/ea

3/16" shock cord
with 1/4" snubbers

$ 96.00/ea

$ 164.00/ea

3/16" shock cord
with 1/4" snubbers

$ 164.00/ea

   

DETACHABLE BAIT TROT LINE KITS

Did you ever want to use a trot line but don’t have a freezer to store your line?  Now there is a trot line system that you can remove the baits from the line and put them in a small container in the freezer and use them over and over again.  Baiting and unbaiting the line is as easy as 1,2,3!
1. Slide bait on SS bait clip
2. Twist open the main line and put the hook end through
   
3. Slide the SS Bait Clip all the way down to the bend in the clip and close the clip.

To remove the bait just open the clip and slide the side of the pin without the bait down and pull out of the line leaving the bait attached to the other side of the SS bait pin.

 

600' 3 Strand Detachable Trot Line Kit

Item #270

Each 600' kit includes (1) 600' roll of 3 strand main line, (100) detachable stainless steel bait clips and (2) #2 brass snaps with swivel.  Buy the kit and save $34 (total price is $173 if bought separately).

1200' 3 Strand Detachable Trot Line Kit

Item #271

Each 1200' kit includes (1) 1200' roll of 3 strand main line, (200) detachable stainless steel bait clips and (2) #2 brass snaps with swivel.  Buy the kit and save $74 (total price is $333 if bought separately).
 
 

$ 139.00/ea

$ 259.00/ea

   

DIP NETS

5' Wood Handle
with Wire Dip Net

Item #100

SO LIGHT IT FLOATS... You won't ever lose your net again because someone dropped it overboard!  The hoop is made out of 1/2" diameter extruded aluminum and is perfect for crabbers who like to keep their net in the water as they dip. The attached net is custom made by captain Bruce and is 14" W x 16"L x 10" deep and made with 18 ga, 1 1/2" hex saltwater galvanized netting made in the USA.  Total length is 5'9" long and weighs only 1.78 lbs.  The perfect net for kids and older dippers. Ships in 2 pcs.  You just have to remove 2 screws, slide the hoop ends into the handle and replace the screws.

6' Fiberglass Handle
with Wire Dip Net
 
Item #101

The handle is retractable (contracted overall length is 6' and extended length is 7'4"). The hoop is made out of 1/2" diameter extruded aluminum and is perfect for crabbers who like to keep there net in the water as they dip The attached net is custom made by captain Bruce and is 15" w x 15"L x 12" deep and made with 18 gauge netting made in the USA. Total overall pick up length is 7'4" long and weighs only 2.4 lbs. The handle is cut down to 5' for UPS Shipping length. The perfect net for commercial and serious crabbers. Ships in 2 pcs. You just have to remove 2 screws slide the hoop ends into the handle and replace the screws.

Replacement Wire
Dip Net

Item #107

The net is 14" W x 16" L x 10" deep and made with 18 ga, 1 1/2" hex saltwater galvanized netting made in the USA.  Fits both of Captain Bruce's wood and fiberglass handles.


Replacement Dip Net

Item #215

Fits Items 100 and 101.  The hoop is made out of 1/2" dia extruded aluminum.  The attached net is 19x23: dia with 3/8" tangle-less nylon mesh 12" deep.  NEW LOW PRICE!


$ 49.00/ea

$ 59.00/ea

$ 29.95/ea

$ 15.00/ea

 

U-Make Snood Net Kit

Item #106

This snooded dip net prevents snoods from falling thru the large openings in your net and prevents snoods from
grabbing the net out of your hands while dipping crabs.  Kit fits 15" nets sold on this page. Each kit contains 6" wide x 48" long strip of fine plastic mesh and 50 ties (takes about 45-60 minutes to complete). CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
 FREE SHIPPING WITH PURCHASE OF NET. 

U-Make Snood Net Kit + Installation by CB

Item #106INSTALL

Captain Bruce will install kit when you purchase a net (price includes kit price of $10 and $15 installation). FREE SHIPPING WITH PURCHASE OF NET. 
 
   

$ 10.00/ea

$ 25.00/ea

   

SNOOD LINE

1/8" x 100' Commercial Grade Shock Cord  

Item #80

1/8" x 100 foot roll of commercial grade shock cord.  White with green and black.

3/16" x 100' Commercial Grade Shock Cord

Item #88

3/16" x 100 foot roll of commercial grade shock cord.  White with green and black.

1/8" x 500' Commercial Grade Shock Cord

Item #57

1/8" x 500 foot roll of commercial grade shock cord.  White with green and black.

3/16" x 500' Commercial Grade Shock Cord

Item #81

3/16" x 500 foot roll of commercial grade shock cord.  White with green and black.

$ 15.00/ea

$ 15.00/ea

$ 39.00/ea

$ 49.00/ea


 

100 Pk of Plastic Hooks

Item #234

FREE SHIPPING WITH $50 ORDER.

100 Pk of Rubber Snubbers
for 1/8" Shock Cord

Item #235

FREE SHIPPING WITH $50 ORDER.

100 Pk of Rubber Snubbers for 3/16" Shock Cord

Item #236

FREE SHIPPING WITH $50 ORDER.

 

$ 25.00

$ 15.00

$ 15.00

 
 

300' #8 Solid Braid

Item #110

Same line used to produce commercial snood line. Great wear resistance,
also great for rigging crab traps... 'cause it's very soft on the hands!

600' #8 Solid Braid

Item #111

Same line used to produce commercial snood line. Great wear resistance,
also great for rigging crab traps... 'cause it's very soft on the hands!

#5 Nylon x 600'

Item #176

600 foot roll of #5 trot line (this line is a little stiffer than item #111 Use a slip knot to attach snoods.  For directions on how to tie a slip knot, click here.

#5 Nylon x 1,200'

Item #155

1200 foot roll of #5 trot line (this line is a little stiffer than item #111 Use a slip knot to attach snoods.  For directions on how to tie a slip knot, click here.

$ 25.00/ea

$ 39.00/ea

$ 29.00/ea

$ 59.00/ea

SINKING LINE

1,200' Solid Braid
Sinking Line


Item #91

1200' roll of #8 solid braid sinking line. Same line used to produce commercial snood line.  Great wear resistance, can be used with or without a line puller.  Shipping weight is approx. 16 lbs.

#8 (1/4") 600' Braided Polyester Sinking Line

Item #277

 

600' (1/4") 3 Strand
Sinking Line


Item #82

600" roll of 1/4" 3 strand twisted nylon.

1,200' 3 Strand
Sinking Line


Item #83

1200' roll 3 strand sinking nylon line.  Shipping weight is approx. 22 lbs.

$ 75.00/ea

$ 35.00/ea

$ 45.00/ea

$ 89.00/ea

CHAIN

 

Mid Line Chain


Item #95

If your snood line is NOT laying on the bottom, you're not going to be catching any crabs.  So make sure that your line is always on the bottom by adding a 12" long chain in the middle of the snood line. Each center chain includes 12" length of chain and 2 brass snaps.

5/16" x 4' Chain


Item #129

5/16" chain x 4' long, works great with both 600' and 1200' snood/trot line.  Just enough weight to assure that your crab line is laying on the bottom of the rivers.
 

 

The Crabinator
Measurer

Item #134

The Crabinator is made from polypropylene and is precision cut from a C&C router for guaranteed accuracy. The Crabinator is practically indestructible!
IT FLOATS!  The Crabinator includes both early season and late season hard crab measurements per current Maryland regulations.  This easy to use measurer is perfect for the recreational crabber.  Don't take chances with fines. Measure accurately with the Crabinator.  The best recreational crab measurer available!

Aluminum Crab
Measurer

Item #144

Measures 5", 5 1/4" and 6".

$ 25.00/ea

$ 15.00/ea

$ 15.00/ea

$ 13.00/ea

 
Recreational Grade
Culling Gloves

Item #117

Double dipped PVC coated, foam lined Flexible Culling Gloves. 

Commercial Grade
Culling Gloves

Item #118

Flexible, no cut commercial grade Culling Gloves. 

20" Long Stainless Steel
Tongs


Item #227

 
Made in the USA with large 4" handle openings.

Commercial Grade
SS Tongs

Item #143

15" L with large 4" hand openings.

$ 8.00/pr

2 PAIRS FOR $ 15.00

$ 15.00/pr

$ 25.00/ea

$ 19.00/ea

 

Tig Welded SS Ramp Base w/ SS Hardware

Item #198

Make Your Own Ramp
SS Ramp w/ Flap

Top View/Bottom View

Item #228

Tig welded Power coated Stainless Steel with curved bottom ramp.  Size: mouth 12" W, Rear 5" W x 13" L, flap front 12", rear 9".  Weight 5 1/2 lbs.

Stainless Steel
Adjustable Ramp
Click on picture to enlarge

Item #199

Adjusts from 18" to 36" from the side of your boat which determines how far from the side of your boat the trot line will run (from Base) The height and depth adjusts from 3" to 15" (from the elevation of the base). Each arm comes pre drilled with 1/4" holes for adjustment in both directions, and other holes can be drilled if needed. Excess tubing can be cut off after you find the perfect setting for your boat. To install, mount the base by drillings (2) 1/4" holes and bolt w/ SS bolts and nuts (included). The ramp slides in and out of base and is secured with the 1/4" SS bolt and nut. All stainless steel construction. Designed for all boats, overall length is 37" L. Weighs about 10 lbs.
18 Lb. Vinyl Covered Anchor

Item #128
 
The perfect shape and weight to hold your trot line tight and vinyl covered so it won't scratch your boat.

$49.00/ea
If purchased w/ SS Ramp

$ 59.00/ea
If purchased alone

 

$109.00/ea

$229.00/ea

$ 45.00/ea

SNOODED HAND LINES

PROP STICKS

Snood lines are not just for Commercial and Recreational crabbers ANYMORE! If you ever used a hand line, you can use a snooded hand line.  It's as easy as 1,2,3…
  1. Unwind the crab line and tie the end with the handle to either your boat, bridge or pier.
  2. Just put a chicken neck in the snoods ,put the snood tight against the neck
  3. and throw the it in the water!

Bait your line by putting a chicken neck in each of the snoods, put the snood tight against the neck and throw the end of the line with the weight in the water. When the line gets tight (the crabs will be feeding on your bait) slowly pull in the line in (hand over hand slowly) until you bring the crab to the surface and dip the crab with your net (it's that easy even your kids will have fun doing it!) And you can even catch more than 1 crab at a time (because each 12' line comes with 2 snoods). You can have your own snooded hand line to use on your boat or from any pier or bridge.

NEW AND IMPROVED! 
Designed and Used by Captain Bruce

REMOVABLE Prop Sticks are designed by Captain Bruce and can be used on any boat.   Just drill (2) 1/4" holes in the top of the side of your boat mount the base then screw the prop stick into the base mount and put in the locking pin to prevent it from turning and when you are finished crabbing ...just reverse everything above (except leave the base mounted for the next trip).  Made out of 1 1/2" PVC pipe glued and screwed (with 4 SS screws in each joint) for years of trouble free use.  Overall length is 35" 10" between "field goals" 24" from inside of base to center of "field goal" to allow plenty of room for dipping.

 

12' Snooded Hand Line

Item #135

The 12' snooded hand line is perfect for family fun. Use it by connecting it to your boat or your favorite pier or bridge. Each 12' snooded line comes with 2 snoods, 2 oz weight, and a PVC handle.

25' Snooded Hand Line

Item #136

The 25' snooded hand line is perfect for family fun. Use it by connecting it to your boat or your favorite pier or bridge. Each 25' snooded line comes with 3 snoods, 2 oz weight, and a PVC handle.

Removable Prop Stick

Item #66

New and Improved!  REMOVABLE Prop Sticks are designed by Captain Bruce and can be used on any boat mounted. This prop stick can be customized for your boat. To mount your prop stick, all you have to do is just drill two 1/4" holes on the top of the side of your boat and mount the base, screw the prop stick into the base mount and put in the locking pin in to prevent the prop stick from turning.... And when you are finished crabbing... just unscrew the prop stick and leave the base for the next trip, or put studs in your boat and secure base with wing nuts. Prop stick is Made out of 1 1/2" PVC pipe glued and screwed (with SS screws in each joint) overall length is 32" 6" between "field goals" 24" from inside of base to center of "field goal" to allow plenty of room for dipping.

Extra Base 
Item #149

A Removable Prop stick base for the 1 1/2" PVC prop stick. The base is Made from all aluminum and tig welded assembly. The base comes with  2 (1/4" )Stainless Steel bolts, washers, nuts and a removable SS pin. The base also has  a 1 1/2" adaptor you can connect to to make your own prop stick.

 
 
 


$ 5.00/ea

$ 8.00/ea

$ 99.00/ea

$ 59.00/ea

SNOODS

Snood (1/Pk)

Item #53

Package of 1 Snood made with 1/8" bungee cord and 3/16" hose.

Snoods (10/Pk)

Item #54

Package of 10 Snoods made with 1/8" bungee cord and 3/16" hose.

Snoods (25/Pk)

Item #55

Package of 25 Snoods made with 1/8" bungee cord and 3/16" hose.

Snoods (25/Pk)

Item #71

Package of 25 Snoods; 3/16" dia with 6" drops.

 

$ .50/ea

$ 5.00/10 pk

 

$ 12.00/25 pk

$ 12.00/25 pk

 

100 Pack of 1/8" Snoods
Item #67

Enough snoods to make a 600' snood line with 6' spacing and if you are making a 1,200' line you will need two packs.

100 Pack of 3/16" Snoods
Item #145

Enough snoods to make a 600' snood line with 6' spacing and if you are making a 1,200' line you will need two packs.

Tig Welded 4'
Aluminum Hook

Item #133

Tig welded 4' long aluminum hook.  Great for use as a boat hook for your boat or a great tool for hooking your trot line to your prop stick.  Comes complete with a plastic hand grip and only weighs 1 1/2 pounds.

Tig Welded 8'
Aluminum Hook

Item #151

Tig welded 8' long aluminum hook.  Great for use as a boat hook for your boat or a great tool for hooking your trot line to your prop stick.  Comes complete with a plastic hand grip and only weighs 3 pounds.

$ 40.00

$ 45.00

$ 39.00

$ 49.00

BRASS SNAPS

# 2 Swivel
Brass Snap

Item #58

To connect your snood line to your chain.

# 3 Swivel
Brass Snap

Item #196

Use to connect your snood line to your anchor, float or chain.

Anchor/Buoy Lines w/
Brass Snaps


Item #90

Made from #8 solid braid sinking line 50 feet long with #2 brass snaps attached with Stainless Steel hog rings.

Stainless Steel Oyster Cracker

Item #165

Tired of jabbing your hand opening oyster shells with an oyster knife?  Now there's a new tool designed to make life easier for the oyster lover.  Made with a hardened, polished stainless steel knife.  22.5" L x 6" W x 8" H.  Weighs 8 lbs. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3:  (Click to magnify)

1.  Adjust the handle in the proper slot to allow you to put enough pressure to pop open the shell. Just load the oyster into the cracker with the thin end of the oyster in the groove and the point of the cracker right in the crack of the knuckle

2.Push down on the handle until the oyster shell cracks open

3.Remove the oyster from the oyster cracker and insert your knife into the shell to remove the oyster from the shell

4. Enjoy your oysters!  It's so easy that your grandson can do it.  With a little practice you can open a dozen of oysters in a minute or two without hurting yourself. 
 NEW LOW PRICE!

$ 4.00/ea

$ 5.00/ea

$ 25.00/ea

OR 2 FOR $ 40.00

$ 119.00/ea

CLAM BAGS


 

Now you are NO LONGER FORCED TO USE chicken necks, eels or bull lips to bait your Trotline.  Now you can use Razor clams, Alewife or even white perch just by putting any bait you want to use in your clam bag and attaching the clam bag to your snood line.

U-MAKE IT KITS

100 Count Clam Bag
U-Make It Kit w/o Pliers


Item #201

Each Kit comes with enough material and hog rings to make enough bags (approximate 100) for a 600' Snood Line.  Make Your Own Clam Bags and Save Money!  It's as easy as 1-2-3! 

1) Cut the clam bag netting in about 8" long nets with a pair of scissors 
2)  Squeeze a hog ring on one end of the Bag tightly about 1/2" from the end
3) Put your bait into the open end of the bag and stick the open end of the bag into the snood and pull the loop tight.

100 Count Clam Bag
U-Make It Kit w/ Pliers
(Item 43 store)

Item #202

Each Kit comes with enough material and hog rings to make enough bags (approximate 100) for a 600' Snood Line.  Make Your Own Clam Bags and Save Money!  It's as easy as 1-2-3! 

1) Cut the clam bag netting in about 8" long nets with a pair of scissors 
2)  Squeeze a hog ring on one end of the Bag tightly about 1/2" from the end
3) Put your bait into the open end of the bag and stick the open end of the bag into the snood and pull the loop tight.

200 Count Clam Bag
U-Make It Kit w/o Pliers


Item #203

Each Kit comes with enough material and hog rings to make enough bags (approximate 200) for a 1200' Snood Line.  Make Your Own Clam Bags and Save Money!  It's as easy as 1-2-3! 

1) Cut the clam bag netting in about 8" long nets with a pair of scissors 
2)  Squeeze a hog ring on one end of the Bag tightly about 1/2" from the end
3) Put your bait into the open end of the bag and stick the open end of the bag into the snood and pull the loop tight.

200 Count Clam Bag
U-Make It Kit w/ Pliers
(Item 43 store)

Item #204

Each Kit comes with enough material and hog rings to make enough bags (approximate 200) for a 1200' Snood Line.  Make Your Own Clam Bags and Save Money!  It's as easy as 1-2-3! 

1) Cut the clam bag netting in about 8" long nets with a pair of scissors 
2)  Squeeze a hog ring on one end of the Bag tightly about 1/2" from the end
3) Put your bait into the open end of the bag and stick the open end of the bag into the snood and pull the loop tight.

$ 19.99

FREE SHIPPING
w/ any trot/snoodline purchase

$ 32.99

FREE SHIPPING
w/ any trot/snoodline purchase

$ 34.99

FREE SHIPPING
w/ any trot/snoodline purchase

$ 47.99

FREE SHIPPING
w/ any trot/snoodline purchase

 

Clam Bags (25 pk)

Item #63

25 pack clam bag orange plastic mesh x 8" long with a galvanized hog ring on one end.

100 Pack of Clam Bags

Item #132

Enough clam bags for a 600' snood line with 6' spacing or if you are baiting a 1,200' snood line, you will need two packs. 

Bait Bags (500 pk)

Item #286

500 pack bait bags.  Mesh size between 1/4 - 3/8". Bag is 8" long with galvanized hog ring on one end.  Made from Item 230.

Bait Bags (1000 pk)

Item #287

1000 pack bait bags.  Mesh size between 1/4 - 3/8". Bag is 8" long with galvanized hog ring on one end.  Made from Item 230.

$ 12.00

$ 40.00/ea

$ 175.00

$ 250.00

 

1640' Roll of Clam Bag Material

Item #230

Make your own bait bags.  Cut length to 8" and put  3/4" hog ring on one end (use #43 hog ring pliers for best results).  Roll will make approximately 2460 bait bags.

9" Dia Red Bouy

Item #163

Red, 9" Diameter.  Heavy Duty.

12" Diameter Heavy Duty Trot Line Buoy

Item #169

Red, Approximately 12" Diameter , 36" circumference, 29 lb. buoyancy.  

15" Diameter Heavy Duty Trot Line Buoy

Item #64

Red, 15" Diameter, 19" Long, 48.7" circumference, 1 1/8" eye diameter hole.

 

$ 200.00

$ 22.00/ea

$ 32.00/ea

$ 45.00/ea

MINIMUM ORDER OF $20 REQUIRED

  • Orders are available for local pick-up or delivery via USPS. 

  • Shipping charges are based on delivery to bordering states (VA, DE, PA, NJ).  Orders being shipped to other states must pay actual shipping charges.

  • PayPal, money order's, cashier checks or personal checks accepted.  (Items will ship once personal check clears; usually within 3 business days.)

  • Refunds given in the event of merchandise defect only.

  • Minimum order of $20.00 required.

MORE TRAPS, FLOATS AND SUPPLIES

Questions?  
Call Captain Bruce at 410.287.6315 or 443.693.2438 or
email today!

Designed and Used by Captain Bruce 

Captain 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 crabs. 

Captain 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.  

This allows YOU, the recreational crabber to have a worry-free and productive crabbing experience.