A red rock, a couple of Dungeness and a sunfish all in one trap.

You have crab fact questions…we have the answers.

Here you will find all the FAQ’s regarding crabs. This page is a work in progress, so if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments section below. We’ll be happy to help you get the information you need in a timely fashion.

Why isn’t it safe to eat a dead crab?

Never ever eat dead crabs…ever! Learn about seafood poisoning here.

How do you catch crabs?

Check out our crab fishing guide. We will show you everything you need to get these crabs into your traps.

What kind of bait can you use to catch crabs?

We have a specific crab bait page where we give you the secrets to our success and a top 5 favorites.

How do you clean a crab or dress a crab?

Cleaning crabs is easy once you have conquered your first crab. Visit our crab cleaning page for some tips. Or if you want directions for specific types of crabs to clean, check out our crab fishing guide for information.

Is it true that I have to boil my crabs alive to kill them?

No, you have a couple of options. You could boil your crabs alive or you could kill them first, clean them and then cook them. I prefer the second method, I find it a more humane way to handle my crabs.

Learn how to boil crabs here.

Lear how to kill crabs here.

What is the proper way to store my crabs in the freezer?

The best rule of thumb is to treat your crab like you would any seafood when freezing it. Seafood will get freezer burnt faster than any other meat. Here is a helpful guide for freezing your crabs.

What is the black spots on my snow crab legs and is it healthy to eat them?

Yes, your crab is still healthy to eat despite the ugly black spots. You can learn more about the black spots on crab legs on this page.


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