Crabs can be very effective for many different fish. Some fishermen know how to catch them by hand, but it is much easier to catch them with a fishing line and a fresh piece of chicken or even a chicken bone. Drop your chicken down and you will have no problem catching plenty of bait. Shallow bays, creeks, canals and marshes are the best places to find crabs. Hard-shell crabs and soft-shell crabs work well for a variety of species. Hard-shell crabs will catch tarpon and black drum. Soft-shell crabs are great for tarpon, black drum, snook, redfish and blackfish. Pieces of crab will work for many smaller fish.
Click on the images below for more information on some of the popular crabs to fish with.