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MD blue crabs... #6919285
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Saw a price on a DOZEN jumbo's for $184 and $500 bushels... unbelievable.

Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919290
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I agree. It is outrageous this year, and frankly the last couple years.
I just get some chicken necks and go catch a couple dozen when Im in the mood for them. I refuse to pay that.


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Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919299
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Yep... figured my wife and I caught a K worth our last 2 trips out... bushel each time.

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Come down to the gulf coast. Blue crabs are about $35 a bushel all day every day.


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Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919331
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We are in NC visiting our son and have caught a few and boiled them just to try them. I can't imagine paying $180 for a dozen. That wouldn't satisfy 1 person for the size we ate. How big would jumbos measure?

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Originally Posted by Hoosier71
We are in NC visiting our son and have caught a few and boiled them just to try them. I can't imagine paying $180 for a dozen. That wouldn't satisfy 1 person for the size we ate. How big would jumbos measure?


6.5-7

But it really depends on what they are calling them, what some places call large other places call medium. And vice versa.


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Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: Hoosier71] #6919347
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Originally Posted by Hoosier71
We are in NC visiting our son and have caught a few and boiled them just to try them. I can't imagine paying $180 for a dozen. That wouldn't satisfy 1 person for the size we ate. How big would jumbos measure?


Did you clean them before you boiled them?



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Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919349
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No we didnt clean them. Were we supposed to?

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Originally Posted by Hoosier71
No we didnt clean them. Were we supposed to?


You can do it either way. Most people I know clean them first. The back plate comes off by pulling up on one of the points along the back edge. A garden hose removes the gunk inside. The crab stays whole, just without the back plate and the gunk inside and goes in the pot that way.

we prefer to steam them. I don't think it tastes any better but it's easier to get a half gallon of water boiling in the bottom of a big pot than it is getting 3 or 4 gallons boiling.

We crab several times a year and I have never figured out crab sizes. They're like women's dress sizes.


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Gotcha. That makes sense.

Our were between 5 and 6 inches.

Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919394
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Back in the 80's when I lived just east of Baltimore, every friday night i would stop at a local crab house and pick up a dozen crabs boiled in old bay. Man they were good and not that expensive back then.


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Back in the 80's when I lived just east of Baltimore, every friday night i would stop at a local crab house and pick up a dozen crabs boiled in old bay. Man they were good and not that expensive back then.


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Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919398
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By the way, I tried something new last summer and I'm sticking with it. I ice the crabs for about 5 minutes before I clean them. My wife grew up on the banks of a salt marsh creek. I grew up a couple of miles from one but she lived there and crabbed in the back yard almost every day in the summer as a kid. She can clean 5 crabs to every one I clean. She never gets pinched. I'm not as brave as she is. Putting the crabs on ice really slows them down. Makes cleaning much easier. I can almost keep up with her now.


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It's just the holiday 4th that's driving the price right now. Boiling is a deep south thing, nobody boils around here... all steamed.

Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919647
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They're running pretty well in the Potomac now...
Just need to find more friends to come eat some!
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Trotline stoney?

Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919708
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Yessir. Running 1200' with bull lips. Lots of 6-7" crabs the last few weeks.
My boy loves to help size with me.
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Yeah those are crazy prices, I wouldn't be able to swallow any at that price, lol
I'm getting $70 a bushel for #2's .

Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919836
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I am more of a stone crab guy

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Re: MD blue crabs... [Re: coop] #6919838
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What do those cost? Scuba 1?

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