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On 7/23/2022 at 8:51 AM, Beachman22 said:

80 Keepers on bunker and chicken.

I need lessons.. yeah

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On 7/23/2022 at 0:20 PM, BlueHwy said:

Good job.

 

I first read this as 41 hours. :shock:

Ha Ha 41/2 = 20.5 ???

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Bought a dozen this morning for $50, good size and heavy. Never thought I'd pay that for a dozen crabs, gives me an afternoon of wrasslin' with hard shells, sharpe edges, points and small rewards of maybe the finest meat on the planet, taste and texture. A couple/few cold ones, a couple of bloodys and some oyster heaters, wtach the Yanks on the deck, take a dip in the pool, life is good. No plans, a quiet Sunday for a change, just me and her, she floats and texts all day, no bother to me. 

 

This goes for blue claw crabs, others are also good, the blue claw has the best taste.

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On 7/23/2022 at 8:51 AM, Beachman22 said:

80 Keepers on bunker and chicken. 41/2 hrs

How many crabbers, traps, handlines, both? Impressive catch, never hit those numbers, the time limit was 2 dozen, that was enough for me. I was always a big fan of the chicken, backs and necks worked best. Supposedly frowned upon by environmentalists as contaminating the water, not sure that there is science supporting that or just the dogooders being heard. I frown more upon old bunker stinking up everything.

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1 hour ago, Highlander1 said:

Bought a dozen this morning for $50, good size and heavy. Never thought I'd pay that for a dozen crabs, gives me an afternoon of wrasslin' with hard shells, sharpe edges, points and small rewards of maybe the finest meat on the planet, taste and texture. A couple/few cold ones, a couple of bloodys and some oyster heaters, wtach the Yanks on the deck, take a dip in the pool, life is good. No plans, a quiet Sunday for a change, just me and her, she floats and texts all day, no bother to me. 

 

This goes for blue claw crabs, others are also good, the blue claw has the best taste.

Blue claws?   This was mentioned in another thread.   I had never heard of them called blue claws. Is that a regional nickname?   We always just called them crabs.  And if you want to get scientific blue crabs.  Never blue claws.

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Been known as Blue Claw crabs for my 70 years.

We run 30 topless traps, spaced far enough apart so the boat never stops. 1 guy drives and the other pulls pots and (hopefully) dumps crabs in basket. Crabs are culled for size on the way back to start of run. Easier for us than running a trot line.

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On 7/31/2022 at 11:27 AM, Highlander1 said:

 oyster heaters

 

man what the heck is an oyster heater?  something like a pickleback?

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32 mins ago, GarbageFish said:

 

man what the heck is an oyster heater?  something like a pickleback?

Oyster Heater is an Oyster Shooter with Vodka, so a chilled raw oyster in a shot glass, a shot of ice cold Vodka, a teaspoon of cocktail sauce, a dash of worcestshire sauce, a dash of lemon juice and toss it down. A regular shooter has no Vodka. At least these are the names I picked up hanging out in Annapolis Maryland at Middletons Pub. 

 

And what is a pickleback?

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2 mins ago, Highlander1 said:

pickleback?

whiskey and pickle juice shot.

 

i often do them with Pepperoncini's as well

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