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Old 07-09-2015, 14:16   #76
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Old 07-09-2015, 14:20   #77
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Now we do expect some video footage of this crab pot you know. Forget underwater anchors we want some real action on CF.

Unfortunately the tackle shop in Cowes closed early today, so we didn't buy a pot. But I'll post video when we sort this one.

I found the ledge you referred to (were anchored near it right now) and will try that.

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Old 08-09-2015, 03:36   #78
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Re: Crabs

As to cooking, Chef Rick Stein's technique is to drop the live crabs in a warm pan and heat it up. Boiling breaks the shell and soaks the meat.
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Re: Crabs

I carry 4 crab pots which fold down flat and live in a bag under the dingy on the forward deck. Most cruisers down here carry pots.

In the northern part of Australia the mud or mangrove crab is the type mostly caught although there is another called the blue swimmer or sand crab. I keep chicken wings in ziplok bags in the freezer for bait.

A large mud crab loose in the bottom of the dingy is a fearsome creature so most people tie them up.

They can be kept alive for days in a bucket with a little sea water.

I kill them before cooking them by putting them in the fridge where they go to sleep and expire quietly. You can boil them but I prefer to break them up and clean the parts in seawater then steam them so that the flesh is not contaminated by any nasties they may have in their stomach.

One good sized mud crab is a reasonable meal and they make a great chile crab.
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Re: Crabs

Another nice crab to eat is the coconut crab
Found lots of them in Micronesian Atols
Coconut Crab: http://youtu.be/s1oBCV-Y914
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Old 08-09-2015, 17:58   #81
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You can get these babies in the San Blas. So good, we're suprised they are not harvested and shipped all over the world.



Butter is good, but having options is better. Try dipping in stone crab sauce: mix 2 tbsp spicy mustard, 1 cup mayo, worcestershire sauce, A1 sauce and a bit of cream. Whip it up.
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Old 08-09-2015, 18:04   #82
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A large mud crab loose in the bottom of the dingy is a fearsome creature so most people tie them up.
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One good sized mud crab is a reasonable meal and they make a great chile crab.
Aint that the truth! Refer again to the photos in post 27.

These guys fight back and a decent size one can easily remove a finger or a toe if you are not on the ball. About the only place you are safe is directly behind the crab.
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You can get these babies in the San Blas. So good, we're suprised they are not harvested and shipped all over the world.

In contrast to dockhead's, your pot looks too small!


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One way of catching and cooking a muddy
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Re: Crabs

Or if you prefer, by hand



Just remember you are no longer at the top of the food chain in these parts

Some folk also do it by spotlight at night but that was never for me
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Geez-I had no idea they're were so many super crabs out there! Less work, more meat!


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Re: Crabs

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You can get these babies in the San Blas. So good, we're suprised they are not harvested and shipped all over the world.



Butter is good, but having options is better. Try dipping in stone crab sauce: mix 2 tbsp spicy mustard, 1 cup mayo, worcestershire sauce, A1 sauce and a bit of cream. Whip it up.
Spider Crabs, the English harvest them and sell them to the Spanish, no market for them in this country which is a shame.
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Re: Crabs

I have two of the flexifold crab traps (maximum allowed) and 4 of the prawn traps (again maximum allowed). Website is Crab trap design by Flex Fold, The premier folding crab trap

They are expensive but I've managed to pick them all up at a discount over the last couple of years in boxing day sales and the like, and they fold up so small I can easily stow all 6 of them in my rear lazzerette, which is important as I don't have a huge amount of room.

EDIT: Check the regulations! I know in the PNW there are pretty strict regulations regarding seasons, size limits, possession limits and females
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Spider Crabs, the English harvest them and sell them to the Spanish, no market for them in this country which is a shame.
Spider crabs are lovely.........
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Re: Crabs

In today's crab news. . . .

Crabs smoking cigarettes.

Crabs Smoking Cigarettes: An Unfortunate Trend
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