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By woolly bugger
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By Spicytuna
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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.
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By Transylwader
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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...
By steelhound
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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.
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By G_Smolt
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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?
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By Spicytuna
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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After lunch we divided our catch, and one of the crabs reminded me of just how nasty they can be.
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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.
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Then my wife and I had a magnificent feast.
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Thanks again Cornholio. Anytime you're in need of a deckhand, give me a call.
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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....

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