RE:Is this the green crab we know?
Yup, this is our green crab. It has followed a similar mode of range extension here on the east coast. Unfortunately, I don't think stripers care for green crabs too much. I've tried flies to imitate the green crabs with no luck, tied on a ladycrab imitation and hooked up right away. If I remember correctly, there were very few green crabs found in striper guts by the MassFisheries study.