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MD/Del Blue Crab prices

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  1. Big Al 29

    Big Al 29 TS Member

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    Anyone down that way have the prices for crabs?

    Good season, bad season...?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Don't know this years prices...I live in MD and shoot often on the Eastern Shore. I can tell you that the Bay is a mess and the crabbing isn't any better than its been the last few years that I know of.

    We generally wait until later in the season and buy a nice bushel from Rennie Gay in Talbot Co (who, among many other interests has one of the best hand made decoy collections in the mid-atlantic) Last year it was $160 a bushel to local folks, but they were heavy and fabulous. Whatever they are this year...I'm sure we will pony up for at least a bushel again.
     
  3. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Getting them for tomorrow,..for heavy extra large...$260/bushel
     
  4. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Buc...

    Check with Capt's Catch (between Wilmington & Newark, DE). He has the most & best crabs. He gets his from NC and MD....

    302-998-3457

    Curt
     
  5. Big Al 29

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    Thanks Baron, thanks Curt.

    Thanks for the humor too guys. You are to funny.

    Jeff
     
  6. birdogs

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    Hey BucPride29,

    How do you prepared them? Can you get the "mud" or do you use Old Bay?

    I am from New Jersey and I always stop at Obrecke's whenever I pass through Baltimore. It is well worth the detour. I have even made the 6 hr. round trip just to go there for crabs. Now eith gas prices being what they are, I guess that is no longer feasible.

    Tony C
     
  7. grnberetcj

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    Capt's Catch makes their own blend of seasoning...great stuff.

    Curt
     
  8. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    A kid in obvious distress walked in to a drug store and told the pharmacist, "I want five gallons of that blue ointment."

    The pharmacist shot the kid an incredulous look and replied, "Son, five gallons of that stuff would kill every crab on earth."

    The kid squirmed and said, "I've got 'em!"
     
  9. Big Heap

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    Would these be the same as "soft shell" crab? If so, I was served the crab in a restaurant in Boca Raton several years ago and thought it didn't compare to the Dungeness crabs we eat hereabouts. Our crabs are currently about $8/lb.and a two pound-er is a nice size.
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  10. chemist

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    whale softshell- 5.99 in Jersey- they were fair
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

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    There is no better tasting crab than Oregon Dungeness crabs.<br>
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    Sweet, succulent meat. I love it served on a toasted open face French roll, topped with Tillamook cheddar cheese.<br>
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    These crabs are large enough that one or two is a meal.<br>
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    Alas, your blue softshell crabs aren't sold here. I understand they can be batter dipped, deep fried, and served whole in a sandwich?
     
  12. grnberetcj

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    Brian,

    Having been raised here on the "Eastern Shore" (of the Chesepeake Bay), the battered deep fried "Soft-Shell" is for the pilgrims without discriminating taste.

    They are to be sauteed in unsalted butter (I like mine with some red pepper flakes) until they are crimson red!!

    Bread is strictly for wiping the plate!!

    Curt
     
  13. Big Al 29

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    I usually buy the blend of spices the huckster is selling.

    When I make my own, Old Bay is the main ingredient.

    Sof shells are too good, but one softshell is never enough. its like tring to eat one potatoe chip.

    I was in a huckster yesterday and he wanted 260 a bushell for #1's.

    I passed and bought 200 little necks and a bunch of fresh fish. Steamed them all up for less than 70 bucks.

    No one complained.

    Thanks for the info and I wrote down the number for Captain's catch for later this summer.

    Jeff

    Headed for elysburg tomorrow morning for the 200 target event.
     
  14. Grayson Mayne

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    Only two ways to eat hard crabs. Soft or picked!
     
  15. CalvinMD

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    Grayson...are you suggesting that someone NEEDS to pick FOR you?? ..oh the shame..all I need is an abled bodied youngster able to disriminate my favorite beer from the rest in the cooler.
    My 4th of July crabs were above excellent and well worth every penny. We had some of the seasons first silver Queen corn and 10lbs of large shrimp steamed with Vidalia onions and seasoning....Life is Good!!
     
  16. trapshootin hippie

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    Are blue crabs the same thing we call mud bugs in Louisiana and south Texas? Ours aren't blue though.
     
  17. grnberetcj

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    Not "Mud Bugs".....

    Curt
     
  18. Big Heap

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    Cray fish are sometimes called mud bugs.

    Florida stone crab claws are also delicious.
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  19. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    We were al pickin n grinnin
     
  20. Baron23

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    hard fried crab!!....man, I ain't been to Bud's in east Baltimore (home of the hard fried) in decades...is it still there?
     
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