A large blue crab sitting on a concrete slab

     Crabbing and shell fishing is allowed in open areas of the refuge pursuant to state regulations. Crabbing and shell fishing in the impoundments is prohibited except during the annual Crabbing Rodeo, when the refuge opens North Pond to fishing and crabbing during the second Saturday in June, 9am to noon. All Federal, State and local regulations apply. NO CRABBING/FISHING RODEO IN 2022.