Crabbing

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  1. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Barely enough to boil. Lucky my uncle happened to call and ask if i was home yesterday afternoon. He brought me some 10-12 count skrimps. We have a lil barter going on too. I bring him lots of white perch and catifish and once or twice a year he has a connection and buys 100 lbs of jumbo's.
     
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    LSUsupaFan Founding Member

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    I went to Grande Isle for the Tarpon rodeo last weekend. I tore up the shrimp in a little canal behind the camp I was staying in. I caught an ice chest of 60 count shrimp. I probably spent 30 of the 40 hours I was down there throwing the net to accomplish that. I was also quite drunk and every third throw didn't open. And i kept falling in the canal. I started with a 12 foot net, but as I am only 5'4 that gave me trouble. I switched to a six foot net and did much better.

    I had to spend a lot of time picking little gaftop catfish out the net. Those little fuggers require close attention.

    I also had some luck with the crab traps. I set them overnight each night I was there, and had a hamper of crabs the next morning.
     
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    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    That sounds like a hoot of a time.

    The shrimp I mentioned came from Grand Isle. The guy who picked them up caught something like 70 dozen crabs while there on a 3 day trip. He was with his wife and kids.
     
  4. Contained Chaos

    Contained Chaos Don't we all?

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    Caught about 3 dozen at Rutherford one day last year. Heading back down there next weekend, and hope to repeat the haul.

    We found a great spot, and I was pulling those bastids up 2, sometimes 3 at a time.
     
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    I'd forgotten about that place.
     
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    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    I'm relying on my very shaky memory. Where did you go? Big Lake?
     
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    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Hog Island Gully and West Cove. It's on the Hwy south of Sulphur, through Hackberry and into Sabine reserve. About 10 miles from Holy Beach.
     
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    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    Gotcha. I've got a general idea of the area. Would probably still need GPS to get me there. :D
     
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    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Nah, it's so idiot proof that even a country bumpkin like me can't get lost. It's ONE road through the marsh.
     
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    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    But, it's been 50 years since I've been in that zip code. I'm not sure there was a road back then. :)
     

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