Crabbing
 

Catch your dinner!

Fripp Island offers great crabbing throughout the island's waterways.  Docks that extend out into the colorful marsh and tidal creeks provide the perfect environment for blue crabs to thrive.  Grab your gear and catch your next meal!  

Wardle's Landing Pier

Located on the south end of the island, the Wardle’s Landing Pier offers the perfect place to crab and fish on Skull Inlet. It also offers a fantastic place to catch Fripp Island's beautiful sunsets; be sure and bring your camera. You may even see a dolphin or two swimming through the inlet. With all of Fripp's wonderful wildlife, this is a great place to visit on your next vacation.

You probably won't need a license to crab, unless you're using a crab pot or cage. Learn more.

When fishing for crustaceans or shellfish, a Saltwater Recreational Fishing License is required - unless you are using 3 or fewer drop nets, 3 or fewer fold up traps, or 3 or fewer handlines with no hooks and a single bait per line (chicken necking); or shrimp baiting (which requires a shrimp baiting license).

The blue crab's scientific name, Callinectes sapidus, translates to "savory beautiful swimmer."

This guy had a bad day. #carolinabluecrab #instantpot

This guy had a bad day. #carolinabluecrab #instantpot ...

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Charleston traffic makes me crabby🦀  #wandobridgeclosure2018 #trafficfordays #stilllovemycity #carolinabluecrab

Charleston traffic makes me crabby🦀 #wandobridgeclosure2018 #trafficfordays #stilllovemycity #carolinabluecrab ...

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Commission piece from the summer of a #carolinabluecrab over the Charleston peninsula - message me if you want a piece commissioned! #katecomenart

Commission piece from the summer of a #carolinabluecrab over the Charleston peninsula - message me if you want a piece commissioned! #katecomenart ...

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Not sure about The Carolina Blue Crab! 🦀 

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Not sure about The Carolina Blue Crab! 🦀

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Fun night taking the boys crabbing for the first time #CarolinaBlueCrab #HHI

Fun night taking the boys crabbing for the first time #CarolinaBlueCrab #HHI ...

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Crab Resistant wetsuits roxy ? #carolinabluecrab and #NylaBlueRhodes today playing in the sound. #LocalAsItGets #getoutdoors #activeliving #outerbanksnc #killdevilhills ...

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If you're not from around these parts, you may have a hard time guessing what these are...
Crabbin' has gone festive! ❤️💚 Christmas crab pots (well, not really, but I love these Christmas colors!)
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If you`re not from around these parts, you may have a hard time guessing what these are...
Crabbin` has gone festive! ❤️💚 Christmas crab pots (well, not really, but I love these Christmas colors!)
#carolinabluecrab #crabbing #kittyhawkbay #outerbankschristmas
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Crabbing Dock

The Crabbing Dock is a great place to try your hand at crabbing. It offers a sheltered pavilion, large dock stretching into the tidal creek and beautiful views. You can crab anytime but will probably have the best luck when the tide is either coming in or going out. As mentioned above, you probably don't need a fishing license unless you're using a crab pot.

Located at the end of Fiddler's Ridge Road, the dock is accessible by foot, bike or golf cart. When you reach the end of Fiddler's Ridge Rd., the entrance to the dock looks a bit like a residential driveway. Stay the course and you will find another of Fripp's treasures.

 

Not your best catch?  :-(

Head out for some great seafood at Bonito Boathouse, Dockside or Fishcamp on 11th.