If you have the lowest blue crab population in the history of the Chesapeake Bay, then it logically follows that you will have the smallest soft crab run ever recorded. That is exactly what has happened this year. The local peeler run started and ended in less than two weeks.
The price of jumbo soft crabs never dropped below five dollars each. That has also never occurred before. Now, we turn our hopeful eyes to Delaware Bay and New Jersey, waiting for their peelers to make an appearance.