The weather was nice so me and the kids drove down from Baltimore to see my folks in Cambridge. They live at the mouth of the Choptank river, on the shallow side, and the crabs don't get good there until late in the season. Labor Day weekend is usually the first really good weekend there. So we spent about 2.5 hours on the docks and pulled out 6 large and 17 medium/small. I picked them and what the kids didn't eat out of my pile, got made into crabcakes. My dad likes the pull-up traps, but I like to run hand lines. I just tie a chicken neck to a string, and when it goes taut, there's a crab on there. You pull them in slow, they're too stupid to let go. When they get close enough to the surface to see, scoop them with a net from underneath. It's really that easy. Here's babygirl moving one from the dock of the neighbor's house to the live box: Here's the live box after about 90 minutes: Here's the crabcakes ready to go in the broiler: Here's my plate with plenty coleslaw and rice pilaf: And here's Anona from our afternoon hike, ready to lie down in any old water: School starts tomorrow, so we're trying to get our time in while we can. Hope y'all are enjoying your Labor Day as much as we are.