Advice needed: cure for the Crabs....Joe has the crabs too...pg2

Got something to sell? Need a job? Post your for sale ads and resumes here. IMPORTANT: this forum for non-professional posts. If you are a professional organization and would like to post your ad here, please contact us at info@drakemag.com.
User avatar
Ruddy Duck
Posts: 763
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:11 pm
Location: SE Lowsyanna

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs

Post by Ruddy Duck » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:08 am

This is awesome.

I love running crab traps.

User avatar
woolly bugger
Posts: 4830
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:01 am
Location: camel city, nc
Contact:

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs

Post by woolly bugger » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:51 pm

scrumptious.jpg
scrumptious.jpg (22.87 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
ex "I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!"
me "There's a season???"

"Go down to the creek. Cast a line over the bright water. Let every thought, emotion and feeling go. Wild water abides."

I wish there were more people here that put up the type of quality shit you do. Been feeshn' lately? - Ryan

User avatar
Spicytuna
Posts: 3218
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:37 pm
Location: Stuck in Lodi again

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs

Post by Spicytuna » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:23 pm

How did I miss this one.

I got all the info you need if your headed to Monterey area. My buddies have that shit dialed in.

Good to see the skiff venturing into the salt and boys getting it done as deckhand.

Those crabs are some tasty bitches.

I also have a kick ass method of cleaning crabs as well might have to share with you.
"In truth you can throw dries and swing flies and still be a loser. That would be an elite loser though.
Rare breed." - MTgrayling

"You guys know the Magic Hour???? Yeah it just happened I was there!!!" DK

User avatar
Transylwader
Posts: 2089
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:10 pm
Location: Your mum's bed

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs

Post by Transylwader » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:16 am

Damn Corn! Well played, yeah, I'd be a fly to shit on them dungeness if I was on the Pacific coast. Keep em pics coming.
BTW, do y'all attach the pots to a surf rod w/ multiplier reel? That is ingenius! I used to use a stocking/pantihose with churckin neck on the chesapeake bay and that bore and tired me the fukk out...
If assholes could fly, Raleigh would be a fucking airport - my Mum

User avatar
steelhound
Posts: 999
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:48 am
Location: rust belt

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs

Post by steelhound » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:10 am

This is awesome!!
I have family in Maryland and we go down about once a year. When we do the main pass time is running a trot line for blue crabs. Every two feet or so a chicken neck or bull lips is tied on. We go to the end and put the line over a pvc hook and drive the boat along and scoop net any crabs the come up.
Image
frustrated. After a few "what the fucks?" "i suck"s and a break on shore I convinced her to get back to casting. I clearly remember this question/statement "so you actually think this is fun. These fish are fucked"
Marlo

User avatar
G_Smolt
Posts: 1291
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:42 pm
Location: 58°19'59"N 134°29'49"W
Contact:

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs

Post by G_Smolt » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:20 pm

Goodonya. Pot fishin' is fun as hell...as long as you have a healthy respect for Ma Ocean and keep an eye out for weird shit, you got no worries.
Spicytuna wrote:I also have a kick ass method of cleaning crabs as well might have to share with you.
Are you a "grab em by the legs and hit the face on somethin pointy" kinda crab cleaner, Dave?

User avatar
Spicytuna
Posts: 3218
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:37 pm
Location: Stuck in Lodi again

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs

Post by Spicytuna » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:47 pm

G_Smolt wrote:Goodonya. Pot fishin' is fun as hell...as long as you have a healthy respect for Ma Ocean and keep an eye out for weird shit, you got no worries.
Spicytuna wrote:I also have a kick ass method of cleaning crabs as well might have to share with you.
Are you a "grab em by the legs and hit the face on somethin pointy" kinda crab cleaner, Dave?

Quick and easy my friend. Grab them bitches by the legs on each side and slam it on the Seal deterring upright 2x4's next to the birth (or any solid object). Bam you end up with legs and some body meat and then we throw them immediately into a Turkey Fryer filled with water garlic lemon and orange peel.

Crab so good you slap yo momma!



You should see my salmon cleaning technique, hell I might just do an SBS on that come April.
"In truth you can throw dries and swing flies and still be a loser. That would be an elite loser though.
Rare breed." - MTgrayling

"You guys know the Magic Hour???? Yeah it just happened I was there!!!" DK

User avatar
Glista
Posts: 3337
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:01 am
Location: The Heart of Darkness
Contact:

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs

Post by Glista » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:23 am

421sd wrote: What we caught was barely legal buy mighty tasty!
Sounds like a porn movie!

User avatar
cornholio
Posts: 338
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:05 pm
Location: (916)

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs...Joe has the crabs too...

Post by cornholio » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:40 am

Joe wanted to show me how he cured his crabs.
He brought the good booze and smokes. And did all the work. I don't remember much after drinking the 7up.
It was a good time.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Average Joe
Posts: 2595
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:04 pm
Location: Where they rip out the trees and name streets after them.

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs....Joe has the crabs too...pg2

Post by Average Joe » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:23 pm

Last week I got a text from Cornholio that read, "There are a few crabs around Joe. Let me know if you want to go crabbing sometime."

The text was accompanied by a photo of a large pile of Dungeness.

I texted back with something along the lines of "Fuck yeah! Anytime!" and after a few more texts a date was set and I thought, "About time this phone proved itself useful."

On Tuesday I left the house a bit after 4:00 AM with the intention of meeting Cornholio at the boat ramp by 6:30 AM.

I'd never been to this place before, the fog was thick, and there were no street lights.

I missed the last turn and ended up thirty miles north of where I needed to be.

I tried to call Cornholio, but my phone wouldn't work, and I went right back to hating it.

After driving around for half an hour looking for the turnoff, I ended up flagging down some guy in a pickup who kindly gave me directions to where I needed to be.

By the time I got to the boat ramp, Cornholio had already dropped over half the pots and was loading up his boat with the last three.

I apologized for being late: I hate being late. He just smiled and handed me a beer.
1.JPG
1.JPG (164.89 KiB) Viewed 435 times
Cornholio showed me how he baits his pots: chicken legs in one compartment, squid in another. We motored out to a spot he thought might prove productive and he said, "OK, toss it over."

After tossing the last pot, we motored back to where he'd dropped the first and hauled it in.

He'd set out eight pots, and just about every one we pulled up had at least one keeper in it. He did the measuring. The big ones went into the live well.
2.JPG
2.JPG (138.18 KiB) Viewed 435 times
The little ones went back into the sea, and then the pots were dropped back into the ocean.


The fog lifted as the day progressed, and we spent a beautiful morning out on the Pacific.
3.JPG
3.JPG (153.41 KiB) Viewed 435 times
By 11:00 AM we had our limit - ten each - so we pulled up all the traps, removed all the bait, and headed back to the ramp.

Cornholio then pulled out his grill and cooked us up a magnificent lunch.

4.JPG
4.JPG (230.27 KiB) Viewed 435 times
5.JPG
5.JPG (253.72 KiB) Viewed 435 times
6.JPG
6.JPG (287.27 KiB) Viewed 435 times
After lunch we divided our catch, and one of the crabs reminded me of just how nasty they can be.
7.JPG
7.JPG (159.19 KiB) Viewed 435 times
I'd mentioned that I planned to give some to my family, and Cornholio insisted I take half of his.

The guy is a prince.

On the way home I stopped by my mother's house and gave some to her, and then stopped by my brother's house and gave some to him.

Then I stopped by Neil's place.

"Hey Neil, I've got a couple of crabs for you."

"Are they cooked?"

"No, they're live."

"What am I supposed to do with them?"

"Uh... boil them and eat them."

"I don't like dealing with them when they're alive."

"Well don't take them if you don't want them."

"No, I'll take them."

I put two in a cooler he pulled out of his garage and I watched as he walked back inside his house, staring at the crabs and slowly shaking his head.

Neil was not pleased.

I got home, put a big pot of water on the outdoor gas grill, and boiled up what I had left.
8.JPG
8.JPG (93.48 KiB) Viewed 435 times
9.JPG
9.JPG (121.58 KiB) Viewed 435 times
Then my wife and I had a magnificent feast.
10.JPG
10.JPG (250.84 KiB) Viewed 435 times
Thanks again Cornholio. Anytime you're in need of a deckhand, give me a call.
11.JPG
11.JPG (86.51 KiB) Viewed 435 times

User avatar
RockyMtHigh
Posts: 205
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:35 pm
Location: East of the Mississippi
Contact:

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs....Joe has the crabs too...pg2

Post by RockyMtHigh » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:57 pm

Awesome!

Just a quick observation. Your wet gear looks like the stuff the professional crab guys wear. And that's pretty cool.

Hope to catch up with you somewhere, sometime... soon.
wait...what? fuck - Fatman

User avatar
yard4sale
Posts: 2055
Joined: Wed May 28, 2014 4:12 pm

Re: Advice needed: cure for the Crabs....Joe has the crabs too...pg2

Post by yard4sale » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:05 pm

Well that beats the hell out of my dumb ass running around the beach in the dark trying to find razor clam shows...

Now I'm hungry and will go to lunch and eat something much less exciting. Thanks....
You can't go back and you can't stand still
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will

When your choices are between a pedophile religious zealot or a dem suddenly the pedophile religious zealot doesn't sound too bad. - PLOW

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MikeHoncho, SOBF and 29 guests