Beach Pub Crab Restaurant is one place in Virginia Beach where you can get fresh crab and when in season, fresh soft shell. How fresh? It comes off a trawler from a Virginia Beach fishermen and then it comes to us. We prepare it and serve it.
The Easiest Way To Get Great Crab Or Soft Shell Crab In Virginia Beach
Crabbing And Crabbing Techniques
Crabbing is not incredibly difficult but does require patience. Nevertheless, as purveyors of fresh seafood it is always interesting to see what it would take to catch fresh crabs.
Catching your own blue crabs Video
I embedded an interesting video on catching a blue crab. If you are a born fishermen this looks like fun, but between catching and cleaning it is a lot of work. Here are some highlights of the video on how to crab
Crab catching does not seem inherently hard but like I mentioned before you have to be very patient. There are a also a few simple methods you can use.
Very simple crab catching methods
The video went over a couple simple crab catching methods including using a line or a trap. They also had differing degrees of effectiveness from what I saw on the clip.
The Line Method
The line method was the most simple using chicken as bait and than slowly luring the crab once on the line. Once near the crab a net it is used to scoop it up and get it out of the water. Some crabs were caught this way. It seemed inexpensive and effective. It did require a lot of patience and finesse as many of the crabs got away before they could be scooped.
The Trap Method
The trap method used a simple metal cage that you lower into the water and wait until a set time to remove the trap. Clearly either the bait or the trap was not getting it done as no crabs were caught this way. There was also not a lot of interactivity like the line method.
Other Useful Crab Catching Tidbits:
How To hold them
The narrator went over how to hold the big blue crab safely. This is important as you do not want to get caught by the crab yourself or sustain injury.
To Each Their Own
If you love to fish and crab this must be an incredible way to spend the day. But if you want fresh crab without the hassle, come to Beach Pub for great crabs and soft shell crabs In season.
Great Crabs In Virginia Beach: Beach Pub