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Stone Crab

Big BertBig Bert MemberBoca RatonPosts: 44 Deckhand
Buddy asked if I wanted to set some recreational pots. I obliged. Here's our first pull:

I don't have measurements of ingredients but used:
-A large pot
-Water
-4 shakes of Old Bay with the large spout open
-Couple dashes of white distilled vinegar

Boiled for 8 minutes; Ice bath for 10 minutes- Kaboom

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  • reel stamasreel stamas Senior Member PanhandlePosts: 6,153 Admiral
    Sweet... We did OK in Oct./Nov., but since then it's been a big BUST :(
    There should be NO Commercial Fishing for any fish species considered 'Over-fished' , 'Undergoing Overfishing' or Subject to Recreational Seasons, Limits, or Closures... Game Fish Status IS the Answer !!!
  • SHELLFISHSHELLFISH Member New Smyrna Beach, FLPosts: 109 Deckhand
    Those are big claws! I have a few traps out and get Stone Crabs along with Blue Crabs. I think I like the Blue Crabs better!
    It's too bad we don't have King Crab in Florida! I'd be trying for them 24 / 7!
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski Senior Member GrovelandPosts: 16,680 AG
    Try boiling with Zataran's Crab boil. It's a pouch a little smaller than a bean bag, throw that in the pot with 2 cut lemons, a very small dash of cayanne pepper, some white wine. That's what we used for peel and eat shrimp. Always turns out awesome.
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
  • FinestKindFinestKind Senior Member Posts: 175 Deckhand
    Sweet... We did OK in Oct./Nov., but since then it's been a big BUST :(

    Me too! Had dozens in my dock trap Nov and Dec, went back to NJ for the Holidays, and when I came back caught ONLY TWO more crabs all of Jan, Feb, March and April! What the heck happened?
    Len
    Finest Kind
  • SHELLFISHSHELLFISH Member New Smyrna Beach, FLPosts: 109 Deckhand
    Probably someone helping themselves to your catch!
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