Monday, August 15, 2016

Of Jumbo Crabs and Sailfish

Spent the weekend away from tv and the web, caught up after work today and it looks like I should of stayed away longer. Anyhow it was a great weekend, went kayak crabbing on Stoney Creek Saturday. Got up before sun up with plans to be done by noon with the heat index being 110 plus. Crabbing was slow and being on the water taking a dip every now and then seemed the best place to be. We crabbed until 5 netting 3/4 of a bushel and ill say they made up in size for what they lacked in numbers.
9" stoney creek monster
That's probably the second biggest blue crab I have caught in my life and just about every other measured 7+ with a few 8 incher's. 

our crabs have attitude
I think we interrupted this guys party. I like how he rolls. Got back online this evening and checked the White Marlin Open results. Had a couple of friends in the tournament and was hoping they would place well. For those that don't know its the largest billfish tournament in the world and is held in Ocean City Md. I used to watch them weight the fish in when I was young with my pop and dream of being in it one day. I have had a few invites but never the money to play. The record payout this year was 4.3 million in prize money. The winning white marlin netted 2.8 million. My friends didn't place in the money. 

WMO sailfish
 They did land some nice dolphin and a rare sailfish for this far north. This tournament is definitely on my bucket list. I can dream:)
I was told I have one of these shirts coming can't wait, apparently they have caused quite and uproar. Don't know why catch an release marlin fishing is the way to go.


  1. The jumbo crabs...I remember going to the Portuguese Feshtas *spelling when I was a girl with my Mom's best friend, and the crab we would eat...OMG! Such good memories. I developed allergies not long after and had to stay away from all shellfish...much to my dismay...and still do.

    Looks like you have the right idea of it though!

  2. were known for our steamed crabs here and to a home grown md boy like me there is nothing finer. My wife on the other hands not so sure doesn't like to eat things that look back at her. You can take a girl out of the NC mountains but you can't as they say take the mountains out the girl