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« on: October 29, 2003, 02:04:23 PM »

Everyone says that ou should take the soft shells out of the water when they can pull up their claws towards their body but i still don't get it quite right. If you wait until the crab can pick up its arms out of the water, it will be to hard to eat as a soft shell, so what does it mean to "hold its arms up out of the water" does it mean just slightly bend them? Huh
I hope someone can helpme with this one
thanks
and stay warm.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2003, 02:33:58 PM »

you take a crab out when you can pick it up and it holds its claws with out saggin rite awaway
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2004, 12:37:03 PM »

What is the downfall of removing a soft shell  from the water to soon?  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2004, 06:40:21 PM »

What is the downfall of removing a soft shell  from the water to soon?  Huh

Too soon and there's a chance the claws and appendeges will drop off...

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2004, 07:06:30 PM »

Thats why you should always keep a fryin pan and some butter close by Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2004, 05:43:14 PM »

I personally don’t  think there is a “to soon”.  I have been known to grab a buster that’s almost backed out and pull him out of his shell for a sandwich.  The softer the better for me.  

As for crabs that have gotten a little stiff, their pointy spines on the top shell could poke ya, we used them fishing.  Then one day, a long time ago, we needed to fry up a batch of soft crabs for some visitors.  I  was a little lazy getting up that morning and some of the crabs where a little bit past their best time.  Didn’t have enough primes for everyone to get their fill.  Cleaned and cooked some that I would have saved for bait (that’s the best thing about fish’s with soft crabs, if you don’t catch anything you can eat the bait} and even me and the boss couldn’t tell which were which.  

If you are going to dip them from a float, you need to do it based on their color because a soft crab can move around pretty good, within a few minutes of resting after getting all the ways out of the old shell. The color will give them away.
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2004, 02:01:23 PM »

So, anytime between busting out and swelling to their new size to when they start getting their spines a little hard is a good tiime to get´em out of the water. am I right?
Thank you all for your coments.

Summer is coming soon good luck on these crabbing season for all of ya
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2004, 06:21:58 PM »

Works for me Grin
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