Saturday, May 26, 2012

Water temperatures are on the rise and so are the crabs from the mud. We went out to our regular spot this past thursday and managed 2 nice keepers. Early in the season we expected to see carry overs from last year with older established shells. We usually don't catch much now but the flavor and abundance of sweet crab meat makes it worth it all.
There will be a slight lull in the activity in the following days as the new shell population start to head out and search for food. This "Jimmy run" comes around in early June here in North Carolina. The crabs are very abundant and hungry when this happens so get your crab nets and bait lines ready! In the meantime go spend a few hours at your favorite pier this weekend and bring home a real treat to add to your BBQ menu...

Remember... Fishing and crabbing is possible in the "land of the free" provided by those who sacrificed for us. Take a moment to honor our fallen and veteran heroes.