Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Means Crabs



Get your mind out of the gutter.  I'm living in Delaware and summertime means blue claw crabs.  Time to bait the trotline with chicken necks.  Time to wake up at 330 in the morning to run to one of the tributaries of the Chesapeake, set up the trotline and start making runs.  Time to come home, clean the boat, take a nap, then steam up the most excellent dinner you can eat.  Then when you are full, pick whatever crabs are left for crab cakes, crabs and spaghetti, crab soup, etc.



The early reports are coming in that this is going to be a great year for crabs.  The mild winter we experienced has the water temperatures about 10 degrees warmer than the same time last year.  That is leading to more numbers of crabs and bigger crabs.  Yum!



4 comments:

  1. The pot full of crabs looks great! Yesterday i saw a few crabs on the sand and mud flats so i am gearing up to go.

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    1. Good luck crabbing! If you are half as good at crabbing as you are at clamming and catching stripers, you'll have a bushel in no time!

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  2. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.

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