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Blue Land Crab

This is about the Blue Land Crab - Cardisoma guanhumi not the Blue Swimming Crab(Callinectes sapidus).

The season is open around here until July 1 and stays closed until October 31. With only 1 month left in the season, I hope to be able to give them a try.

I have seen some pretty big clawed males out on the dry 'hills' above stretches of mangroves lately, definitely look like a good meal. The blue swimming crabs are easy enough to catch by hand, but these are so fast and dip into holes before you can even get near them.

What do you all think about eating them? They look small but tasty. Seems you can only catch them either by hand or with a net. No traps, no snares, no chicken drumsticks dipped in blood tied to some rope. I will be needing some thick gloves as they look pretty tough. :cool

Anyone out grabbing blue land crabs around here?


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