This trap is built for Maryland State Regulation. Different states may need to check with local wildlife regulation before you purchase.
Blue crab pot was invented in 1920, since then it has been used all over the world.
We make commercial crab pot in Tampa for more than 30 years. Besides standard traps we also custom make trap as customer's needs.This Maryland Atlantic blue crab pot has two entrance, easy to catch a crab, small size for easy storage.
- PVC coated black wire mesh
- Material: Vinyl 1.5" SQ, 16 Guage
- Size: 24"W x 12"L x 12"H
- Fully Legal with escape rings
- Two escape rings and two T.E.D. (Turtle Excluder Device) meet regulation
- 1.5” square mesh & 1.5" hex mesh
- Come with floats and 15 ft rope ready to use.
- Include lobster & crab gauge combo to measure legal sizes of catches.
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My main reason for leaving a review is to correct misinformation by another reviewer suggesting this trap is compliant with FL blue crab trap regs. IT'S NOT. However, it can be modified fairly easily to become compliant although check out cost of parts in doing so since rather expensive. Three 2-3/8" escape rings it comes with are non-compliant; you'll need to (i) replace the smaller than 6" buoy and (ii) make the panel biodegradable (FL regs provide for 7 different ways to do that; https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/traps). Lastly, you'll need to register with FWC for free, and that registration number and your personal info has to be affixed to the trap. My suggestion to the builder of this trap is to change out the escape rings to 2-1/2" so they're FL compliant, and presumably satisfy Maryland regs too. The cost of 4 escape rings on Amazon is $12.99 + sales tax which is way over priced but hard to find elsewhere.
This was a house warming gift to my friend. It said it was delivered but he hasn’t received it yet.
Well thought through for Maryland standards and successful crabbing
Well-made, good size, effective!
Well-made trap, should last a long time/