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wharf rat reconnaissance on stone crabs

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wharf rat reconnaissance on stone crabs

Veggo | Oct 16, 2009 01:59 PM

As is my custom, I hang around the fishing docks when the season begins. So far:
*Quantity and size pulled yesterday (day 1) was encouraging. I have 11 large/jumbos that weigh 3.5 lbs, a good average weight
*no evidence of octopi invading traps, which was a problem in 2 of the last 5 years.
*initial pricing was $10/lb for medium, $12/lb large/jumbo
*large/jumbo pricing goes to $14/lb tomorrow, no indications it will come down
*no traps pulled today on gulf side (I'm in Bradenton) because of westerly weather system rolling in, so supply will be scarce this weekend. Should normalize for Tuesday dining and retail.
enjoy

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