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Crabbing Supplies

2011 Maryland Recreational Crab Trap Laws
2011 Maryland Recreational Crabbers Catch Laws

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.

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  • Refunds given in the event of merchandise defect only.

  • Minimum order of $20.00 required.

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A Lesson Learned!

Don’t be fooled by cheaper traps that are made with materials manufactured from China.  Quality costs money…

Captain Bruce’s traps are made in the USA with all materials made in the USA (including all Stainless Steel Bait springs, floats, door lines and main line).  We only used American-made Riverdale “Crab Pot” wire that will last for years and give you years of trouble free usage.

Why is this important?  Captain Bruce had a customer approach him at a fishing show this year to tell him why...  Last year this customer purchased 30 traps from a guy that was selling traps “cheaper” than Captain Bruce. He paid $360 for his 30 traps. When the new crabbing season came around he started crabbing about 2 to 3 times a week. After about 2 months he began to notice that the wire mesh in his traps began to come apart UNDER the weld. He contacted the guy that made his traps, and the guy said "I can’t do anything about that, that’s not my problem." Within the next two months all of his traps became useless. He decided enough is enough and said “I can’t use these any more” and decided to buy 30 American-made traps from Captain Bruce. When he purchased the traps he said I could save over $300 and had a lot less headaches, if I would have bought your traps last year.

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

Also available with Stainless Steel Frames

LITTLE FOOT | BIG GUN | CONVERTIBLES | FLOATS | SUPPLIES | SNOODS, TROTLINES

To my crabbing friends in NJ, DE, VA, NC, SC, GA:  As I travel around the country, I get a lot of questions as to the legality of using my crab from state to state.  My Little Foot, Big Foot and Big Gun traps are Collapsible crab traps (not crab “pots”).  A “pot” is a commercial type of crab trap with funnels on the sides that the crabs can enter into and CANNOT escape.  A collapsible crab trap (like mine) allows the crabs to leave anytime they choose and the only way you catch what’s eating in the traps is when you pull up on the main line. The best definition of the traps I found was on the bluecrab.info under collapsible crab traps in NC but applies to all states.  A NCDNR officer said as long as the traps are collapsible you are “chicken necking,” and if you are chicken necking you can run as many lines or traps as you want AS LONG AS THEY OPEN UP WHEN THEY HIT THE BOTTOM.

LITTLE FOOT SIZE STACKABLE CRAB TRAPS
 10.5" L x 10.5" W x 10.5" H - All traps are made with high quality commercial grade crab pot materials

MINIMUM ORDER OF $20 REQUIRED

LITTLE FOOT | BIG GUN | CONVERTIBLES | FLOATS | SUPPLIES | SNOODS, TROTLINES

Captain Bruce has decided to quit making stackable crab traps using regular galvanized wire frames. 
All of his new traps will be made using stainless steel wire to make the frames.

BIG FOOT TRAPS ARE AVAILABLE IN STAINLESS STEEL ON OUR CRAB TRAP PAGE.

BIG GUN SIZE STACKABLE CRAB TRAPS
20" L x 15" W x 11" H - All traps are made with high quality commercial grade crab pot materials

NEW AND IMPROVED! 
Now made with 45% stronger tops and frames at no extra cost to you! 

And still at NEW LOW PRICES!

Rigged Galvanized
Click on picture to enlarge


Item #26

(IN STOCK)

Fully rigged traps are ready to crab  right out of the box!  (All you need to do is add the bait!) Each trap is rigged by the Captain himself using kit #09.
Each Big Gun trap comes with 6 Stainless Steel Bait Springs installed.  The cost of the SS springs is $9.00 (if purchased separately) so if you deduct the price of the springs that come with this trap, you are actually paying $24.00 ($33.00 - $9.00) for the trap.  What a bargain.  Quality traps for less than Foxy Mates!

 

Rigged Vinyl Covered
Click on picture to enlarge


Item #28
(IN STOCK)

Fully rigged traps are ready to crab  right out of the box! (All you need to do is add the bait!) Each trap is rigged by the Captain himself using kit #09.  Each Big Gun trap comes with 6 Stainless Steel Bait Springs Installed.  The cost of the SS springs is $9.00 (if purchased separately)  so if you deduct the price of the springs that come with this trap, you are actually paying $25.00 ($34.00 - $9.00) for the trap.  Quality traps for less than Foxy Mates!
 
Stainless Steel Bait Clip

Item #268
 

Tired of losing bait from your crab traps to catfish and turtles? Now you can pin your chicken necks or bunker to your traps using stainless steel bait clips and never lose your bait again!  FREE SHIPPING WITH MINIMUM ORDER. It's easy as 1, 2, 3...


1 - Unhook the pin

2 - Slide your bait up the pin

3 -
Close the pin.

Stainless Steel Bait Clip Package of 10 w/ SS Hog Rings

Item #269
 

Tired of losing bait from your crab traps to catfish and turtles? Now you can pin your chicken necks or bunker to your traps using stainless steel bait clips and never lose your bait again!  FREE SHIPPING ON 3+ PACKS. It's easy as 1, 2, 3...


1 - Unhook the pin

2 - Slide your bait up the pin

3 -
Close the pin.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE BIG GUN TRAPS

 

1-3:  $ 33.00/ea
($9 shipping)

Use the buttons below for shipping discounts.

4-5:  $ 31.00/ea
($5 shipping)

6+:  $ 30.00/ea
($4 shipping)

1-3:  $ 34.00/ea
($9 shipping)

Use the buttons below for shipping discounts.

4-5:  $ 32.00/ea
($5 shipping)

6+:  $ 31.00/ea
($4 shipping)

$ 1.50/ea
Adjust the quantity in your PayPal cart to purchase
up to 30

$ 12.00/pk 10

If purchasing 3+ packs, use the button below and adjust the quantity to 3 or more in your PayPal cart.

MINIMUM ORDER OF $20 REQUIRED

LITTLE FOOT | BIG GUN | CONVERTIBLES | FLOATS | SUPPLIES | SNOODS, TROTLINES

FLOATS

Orange Stackable
Floats for
LITTLE FOOT Traps

Item #10

5" dia x 1 3/4" thick

Orange Stackable
Floats for
BIG FOOT Traps

Item #11

5" dia x 2 3/4" thick

 

Big Gun Float



Item #154

Having trouble seeing your crab trap floats?  Replace your old float with this new Big Gun float and you will be able to see them easily in any weather condition.
5" dia x 3 3/4" H and has enough bouncy to float a BIG GUN crab trap (15" x 20").
Economy Float
(Orange, Red, White)
Limited Quantities


Item #23

5" dia x 2" thick

 

$ 1.79/ea

$ 2.79/ea

$ 3.29/ea

$ .75/ea

 

Personalize Your Crab Trap Floats

Item #56

PRICE IS PERSONALIZATION ONLY
DOES NOT INCL. PRICE OF FLOAT

Personalize your crab floats with your name or phone number.  Your name and/or number will be burned into the crab float for permanent identification!  Protect your investment and...It's the law!
5" x 11" Float in Orange or White

Item #186

Colors:  Orange (legal in all other states except SC) and White.
   

$ 1.00/ea

$ 5.00/ea

LOCAL PICK-UP
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RESTRING SUPPLIES
Need to restring your traps?  Now you can purchase the same high quality line that CB uses to rig his traps.
4 Pack of 42" L (300#) Black Nylon Door Lines

Item #160
15' #8 Main Line


Item #161
 
17' of # 8 (1/4") solid braid main line will allow you to crab in 15 feet of water after tying
25' #8 Main Line


Item #162
 
27' of # 8 (1/4") solid braid main line will allow you to crab in 25 feet of water after tying
 

$ 1.50/ea

$ 2.00/ea

$ 3.00/ea

 
RIGGING KITS
Economy U-Tie Kit

Item #207

This kit includes (1) #23 4 door lines (#160), #8 main line (approx 12'+) #161, (1) 1" hog ring to secure knot.  Value of $4.25 if purchased separately.

LITTLE FOOT Size
Crab Trap Rigging Kit


Item #21

This kit contains everything you need to rig the crab trap yourself
and save money: 

Contains:  (1) Orange Little Foot Float (5"x2"); 15' #8 crab pot nylon main line; (4) 42" L x 1/8" dia  black nylon braided door lines (340# tensile strength); (1) heavy duty hog ring to prevent knot slippage.

FREE SHIPPING on rigging kit ( limited to 1 kit for each trap purchased).

BIG FOOT Size
Crab Trap Rigging Kit


Item #22
 

This kit contains everything you need to rig the crab trap yourself
and save money. 

Contains:  (1) Orange Little Foot Float (5"x3"); 15' #8 crab pot nylon main line; (4) 42" L x 1/8" dia  black nylon braided door lines (340# tensile strength); (1) heavy duty hog ring to prevent knot slippage.

FREE SHIPPING on rigging kit ( limited to 1 kit for each trap purchased).

BIG GUN Size
Crab Trap Rigging Kit


Item #9

This kit contains everything you need to rig the crab trap yourself
and save money. 

Contains:  (1) Orange Little Foot Float (5"x4"); 15' #8 crab pot nylon main line; (4) 42" L x 1/8" dia  black nylon braided door lines (340# tensile strength); (1) heavy duty hog ring to prevent knot slippage.

FREE SHIPPING on rigging kit ( limited to 1 kit for each trap purchased).

$ 3.00/ea

$ 5.00/ea

$ 6.00/ea

$ 7.00/ea

MINIMUM ORDER OF $20 REQUIRED

LITTLE FOOT | BIG FOOT | BIG GUN | CONVERTIBLES | FLOATS | SUPPLIES | SNOODS, TROTLINES

SUPPLIES

 SS Bait Spring Installed In Traps Purchased

Item #13
SS Bait Spring
(NOT INSTALLED)

Item #14
SS Bait Spring 10 Pack
(w/ SS Hog Rings)

Item #12

3/8" Galv. Hot Rings
(approx. 100)

Item #15

$ 1.50/ea

$ 1.50/ea

$ 13.00/pk

$ 2.00/ea

 
1 Pound 3/8" Galvanized Hot Rings

Item #177
1 Pound 1/2" Galvanized Hot Rings

Item #
205
1 Pound 3/4" Galvanized Hot Rings

Item #206
1 Pound 1" Galvanized Hot Rings

Item #208

$ 5.95/ea

$ 5.95/ea

$ 5.95/ea

$ 6.95/ea

 
1 Pound 3/8" SS
 Hot Rings


Item #209
1 Pound 1/2" SS
 Hot Rings


Item #
220
1 Pound 3/4" SS
 Hot Rings


Item #223
 

$ 7.95/ea

$ 7.95/ea

$ 7.95/ea



  

 

 

3/8" SS
Hot Rings

(approx. 100)

Item #15SS

1/2" Extra Heavy Duty
Galvanized Hog Rings

(approx. 75)

Item #16
1/2" Extra Heavy Duty
SS Hog Rings

(approx. 75)

Item #16SS 
3/4" Extra Heavy Duty
Galvanized Hog Rings
(approx. 50)

Item #18

$ 3.50/ea

  $ 2.00/ea

$ 3.50/ea

$ 2.00/ea

 
3/4" Extra Heavy Duty
SS Hog Rings
(approx. 50)

Item #44
1" Extra Heavy Duty
Galvanized Hog Rings
(approx. 50)

Item #17
Hog Ring Repair Kit
Everything you need
for a repair!


Item #41

Now be prepared for anything that can happen!
Each kit contains 1 pr #77 hog ring pliers, 1 pk #15SS (3/8" SS hog rings), 1 pk #16SS (1/2" SS hog rings), 1 pk #44 (3/4" SS hog rings).

 

Stackable Crab Trap
Bungee Cords
(Custom made)

Item #19
Custom made to fit all types of stackable crab traps.  Secures the doors on the bottom trap so you can stack the traps
together with ease.  Now you can get rid of that milk carton that you keep kicking around the boat while you're crabbing!
  

$ 3.50/ea

$ 2.00/ea

$ 19.95/ea

$ 3.00/ea

 
Stackable Crab Trap
Bungee Cords
(For BIG GUN traps)

Item #20
Longer than the Little Foot size bungee... especially designed for the BIG GUN stackable crab traps.  Secures the doors on the bottom trap so you can stack the traps together with ease.  Now you can get rid of that milk carton that you keep kicking around the boat while you're crabbing!
 
Hog Ring Pliers
for Items 17 & 44


Item #43
Small Hog Ring Pliers
for Items 15, 15SS,
16 & 16SS

Item #42 
 
Miniature Hog
Ring Pliers

Item #77

5 1/4" long.  Great for the occasional user.  They work great to install bait springs or to replace hog rings on your traps and are the perfect size to keep in your boat tool box for on the water crab trap repairs.

 

$ 4.00/ea

$ 15.50/ea

 

$ 15.00/ea

$ 7.95/ea

 

14" Steamer Rack
Outdoor Grill


Item #70

Make your own steamer. Now you can convert the largest pot in your kitchen and turn it into a steamer to steam crabs, shrimp or corn. Each rack frame is 14" diameter and made out of 1/4" stainless steel with 3" SS legs. The NEW designed top is made with a chrome plated Grill Top and can be use as a outdoor grill.  Make a small fire out of wood or charcoal and place the grill top over the fire and have a cookout, and if you already have a steamer with a basket, using the steamer rack (instead of your basket) will allow you to steam more crabs because it allows you to use the whole diameter of the pot and not just the diameter of the basket. And the best thing is that you will only have to wash one pot!
Plastic Crab
Basket

Item #75
 
This is an oversized item and will be shipped Parcel Post.
New Wood Bushel Basket
w/ Lid

Item #218
 
New wood bushel basket with lid.
Vinyl Coated Basket Topper

Item #219
 
Removable basket topper allows you to pack your bushel basket to the Max
One size fits all, works with either wood or plastic bushel baskets.

$ 24.95/ea

$ 16.00/ea

$ 7.95/ea

$ 9.95/ea

FREE SHIPPING
w/
purchase of wood or plastic basket

 
Wood Bushel Basket
w/ Topper

Item #194
 
Removable Basket topper allows you to pack your bushel basket to the Max
One size fits all, works with either wood or plastic bushel baskets.
Plastic Bushel Basket
w/ Topper

Item #212
 
Removable Basket topper allows you to pack your bushel basket to the Max
One size fits all, works with either wood or plastic bushel baskets.

 

Custom Made Heavy Duty Crab Basket & Lid

Item #109
 
Galvanized frame with chrome plated top, tact welded together for many years of use. This is an oversized item.
Lid for Plastic
Crab Basket

Item #78
 
Galvanized frame with 1.5" sq vinyl covered crab pot wire hog ringed to frame.

$ 15.00/ea

$ 33.00/ea

$ 39.00/ea

$ 12.00/ea

 
Plastic Crab Basket
and Lid Combo

Item #79
 
Galvanized frame with 1.5" sq vinyl covered crab pot wire hog ringed to frame.  This is an oversized item and will be shipped Parcel Post.
Custom Made Heavy Duty Crab Basket Lid

Item #108
 
Custom made heavy duty crab basket lid. Galvanized frame with chrome plated top, tact welded together for many years of use.
 
Plastic Hooks
25/Pk

Item #96
 

$ 25.00/ea

$ 19.00/ea

$ 8.00/ea

2 FOR $ 15.00
AND FREE SHIPPING ON 2+

 
 
Economy 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. 

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".

$ 8.00/pr

2 FOR $ 15.00

$ 15.00/pr

$ 15.00/ea

$ 13.00/ea

 
20" Long Stainless Steel
Tongs


Item #227
 
Made in the USA with large 4" hand openings.

Commercial Grade
SS Tongs

Item #143

15" L with large 4" hand openings.

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.

$ 25.00/ea

$ 19.00/ea

FREE SHIPPING W/ PURCHASE OF TRAPS OR SNOOD LINE

$ 39.00

$ 49.00

MINIMUM ORDER OF $20 REQUIRED

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

 

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