Need soft crabs for this weekend. Went last night to make sure I could pick them up this afternoon. Small operator, 50 floats, near me has always taken care of me. I asked for 2 dozen and he told me "If I can shed 24 I'll save them for you". I told him that I thought with the full moon this weekend he would have plenty. Here is the scary part. He told me, "Jack, this is the worst year I have ever had since I've been in business."
Normally I get enough peelers for myself but I havent had a single one for awhile so I went to him. Did not like the sound of things.