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« on: September 26, 2020, 02:56:03 AM »

My first report!

Inspired by Ax Man’s Essex post I chose the best weather night based on the wind forecast.  I had gone kayaking with my son last weekend and was surprised by the clarity of the CT river and was hopeful for ideal conditions Wed night thru Thurs morning.  If I could see the crabs I was mentally prepared to pull an all nighter going after them.

Launched Scrappy Doo (our 1648 Jon Boat) a little after 9pm and it was game on.  I had the best conditions that I have experienced crabbing - no wind, dead flat water and excellent water clarity.  I didn’t even have to drop the outboard in to go find them, just poled around a few feet from shore through the night and into the morning, for a total of 6 hours.

The great conditions made the crabs easy to spot.  I focused on the doublers as most of the singles were widowed sooks.  I was very happy with the size and quality of the Jimmy’s I collected, and left many widows to fend for themselves.  4 softshell sooks were taken home for the frying pan.  It was a beautiful night with clear skis, a great view of the stars and the music of crickets. 

I was all packed up and headed home by 4am.  A few hours of sleep and then 3 batches of steaming in the pot with some sautéing on the side.  A few days later now and we have many happy neighbors!

Safe crabbing,

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 04:37:30 AM »

Awesome!!  great report, keep on crabbing, good memories  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
 
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 11:49:03 AM »

WTG good job
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