And, then there are Blue Crabs
Of course, if you're looking for crabs to cook up for dinner, the Alabama Gulf Coast is famous for tasty blue crabs.
From April through June, and September through October, blue crabs mate in the area's estuaries and rivers.
Gulf State Park Pier is a popular place for recreational crabbing or fishing. A saltwater fishing license can be purchased at the pier and one crab basket per person is allowed (do not leave your crab basket unattended and no pets are allowed). This state-of-the-art pier offers full facilities and it's worth a visit just to stroll along and enjoy the amazing view. For full Gulf State Park Pier fishing regulations go to www.alapark.com.
Many visitors enjoy crabbing off the piers at Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island, Fairhope or the seawalls at Little Lagoon Pass. And you can also cast your crabbing basket from a kayak or canoe when you're out exploring the local waters. And, for the record, you can also catch crabs with a regular fishing line and some bait. You might want to have a net handy, but it’s not complicated. You can find more details by checking out the state crabbing regulations.
Are you ready to get crabby?