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« on: July 23, 2017, 07:35:47 PM »

Its been so long since I posted a crabbing trip I forgot how. laugh laugh  Let me see if I can get it right.

PC, air temp. 80*, water temp 86*, water clarity clear 3-5' down, winds SW 0-5
MRGO  (Mississippi River Gulf Outlet) at inter coastal canal
water depth  5-8 feet
2-600' Trot line baited with chicken necks
Boat in the water by 0600.  Lines dropped by 0615
Boat on trailer by 1030

First time out in a long time.  I've fished this area before but never crabbed there.  Thought I'd give it a shot.  Plenty of small crabs.  After the second run I was missing 15-20 baits on each line.  Action was steady until the sun broke through the clouds then things got a little slow. Crabs were letting go due to the clear water and bright sunshine.  Solid hamper maybe more.  Over 120 crabs ranging from 5 1/2-8"  all males.
Called family over and we had a small feast with corn, sausage, potatoes, mushrooms, crabs and beer.  First time eating crabs since last year and they were good.

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 07:39:09 PM »

BTW Mike check out that double jet burner.  That will get you in hot water fast. laugh laugh I mean bring your water to a fast boil. laugh laugh

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 07:46:08 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 08:04:15 PM »

Glad you had success on your 1st trip. Double burners, does that mean less cook time. How about the missing baits, turtle?

 I'll bet the family was glad to get your call. Good eats for all.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 08:05:09 PM »

My crabs cook up just fine, you rat bastard.  Maybe if I had to hurry up and get out the next day to catch another 30 fish (doesn't happen in NJ), I'd need a "double jet burner".   Embarassed Undecided  Grin
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Oh, de crab, he taste so fine.
Yuh catch 'um wid a neck an' a line.
Bile de water 'til 'e good 'n hot.
Den eat de crab strait from 'de pot.

Oh, de beer, he taste so chilly.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
Washin' down 'de crab an' butter.
If I doesn't fall down, I'll 'ave anudder.

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2017, 10:33:19 PM »

Great catch  thumbsup, & great report
I like the double jet burner , is that something you fabricated , it looks great
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 05:31:57 AM »

Nice catch. I have a double jet burner also but I think the regulator is shot. It doesn't seem to work as well as when I first bought it. I have missed your reports this year.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 07:32:48 AM »

Nice report and catch
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 07:48:39 AM »

Thanks for a great report Ron! Good eats!
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 10:47:49 AM »

http://www.cajunrocketpot.com/   
   
  Need to get you a pot like this. 
  Then you can go back to single burner.
  Or use a fish frying burner like I do.
  I got a 80 qt. one (Cajun Rocket Pot).
  Brings a 1/2 full pot (80 qt) water to a rolling boil in 16 minutes with my frying burner.
  AND -----> It's a lot quieter than a jet burner.
  They're across the pond from you (Mandeville / Covington).   
                                                                                             
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 10:52:16 AM »

http://www.cajunrocketpot.com/   
   
  Need to get you a pot like this. 
  Then you can go back to single burner.
  Or use a fish frying burner like I do.
  I got a 80 qt. one (Cajun Rocket Pot).
  Brings a 1/2 full pot (80 qt) water to a rolling boil in 16 minutes with my frying burner.
  AND -----> It's a lot quieter than a jet burner.
  They're across the pond from you (Mandeville / Covington).   
                                                                                             

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Are these pots stainless or aluminum?
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 11:04:15 AM »

Wag

Are these pots stainless or aluminum?
 
    
  aluminum  ----- 80 qt I have is 5 mm thick (about 1/5 inch)
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2017, 11:15:10 AM »

   
   
  aluminum  ----- think they're 5 mm thick (about 1/5 inch)

thanks.

I will be in the market soon for another stainless 80+ qt.  The one I am using is about 10 years old and starting to show some wear (some rust pits).  They don't make stainless (clean stainless) like they used to.  This pot has been used hard and often.
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2017, 11:35:58 AM »

American made SS Vollrathpots are also a great brand for around the same price.
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2017, 07:25:13 AM »

Nice report with lots of big crabs. Glad you decided to go crabbing again.

Thanks for sharing your report and photo.
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2017, 05:43:38 PM »

You can buy a single, double, triple for LPG or 5 jet burners are for Natural gas since it doesn't burn as hot as propane.  I'll have the burner with me at the WYE.         Bring your ear plugs. laugh laugh laugh

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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2017, 05:53:08 PM »

Glad you had success on your 1st trip. Double burners, does that mean less cook time. How about the missing baits, turtle?

 I'll bet the family was glad to get your call. Good eats for all.
Way less time.  That's my small boiling pot.  I can bring 7 gallons of water to boil in 7-8 minutes.  Since it cooks faster I have to watch the pot or I'll over cook things.

The lost baits were due to little crabs.  We don't have problems with turtles.  Now sharks, alligator gars and large catfish is another story. Huh laugh

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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2017, 03:50:09 PM »

Job well done indeed there Sir!
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2017, 10:06:53 PM »

Nice job Ronnie, crabs look good
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2017, 11:41:55 AM »

Nice catch!
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