Just like that (seemed like overnight) the jimmies are in thick here in eastern North Carolina. I took my son to do a little fishing off the local pier and at the last minute decided to bring a crab net just in case.
My son caught a small spot so I tied it to some spare fishing line I had to see if there was any activity. With the one fish we caught 9 crabs in the following 2 hrs. We lost just as many as the line was constantly tugging the whole time.
Here's my son holding the rule showing the one crab at 7". That wasn't even the biggest crab and was the average size!