Friday, August 19, 2016

It's CRABBING TIME on Long Island!
Get some chicken thighs, line, net and a basket to keep the crabs in.
Going this weekend... Can't wait!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Get ready to go crabbing!

Crabbing season is right around the corner. Get your stuff ready to land them!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Crab Guy | Blue Claw Crab Blog

The Crab Guy | Blue Claw Crab Blog
Enough work! Back to crabbing...
Been looking around Long Island for some crab spots and found a few "Oldies and Goodies" are still around and are giving up some nice crabs. Typically, crabbing is best in the early fall on long Island where the crabs are full of meat and shells are hard. A hard shell translates to the sweetest crab meat!

One of my childhood favorite spots is located in Blue Point, LI at the end of Blue Point Avenue. The old dock was rebuilt since the 60's but still has the iconic gazebo we would see out the windshield through September morning fogs as we headed toward it. I remember this most because it was when hearts raced in anticipation of what was soon to be...

I tried this dock last year and came up with some nice crabs with my oldest son on two occasions. To put it into perspective... We planned on fishing 6 hand lines but ended up using only 2 because as soon as the first line was set up the action had already started. There was a little size culling but we ended up with 8-10 nice 6" + Jimmys for our afternoon snack.
Give the place a try and let me know how you did! Be sure to bring along light tackle rods for the large snappers that frequent the area with an occasional added bonus of a larger species if you're lucky.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chicken legs on sale, the calendar says it's almost May, the temperature today will be nearly 80 degrees and the crab nets have spider webs on them. Sounds like a good time to head down to the pier and see if there are any hungry crabs!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Won't be long. Crabbing season is right around the corner so it's a good time to start planning how to cook them..

Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Only a mother could love...

How can something so ugly taste so good?

This crab was caught and cooked with 7 others last night. 
Most of the crabs were 6" to 7" but this one topped out at 8"!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

As the sun sets...

What a way to end the day. 2 VERY nice Jimmies left over from the last molt. The smaller one was 6 5/8" across the points and the bigger one measured 7 1/2"! As I mentioned before... You don't catch much before the run but they (the crabs) make up for it in taste.

The water was a bit rough but the action was hot with showings of early new shell small males making the way to the docks edge. Won't be long before the BIG run hit's here in eastern NC.

Can I wait? No!   :)