Crabs

Discussion in 'Chesapeake Flyway Forum' started by Langford, May 14, 2020.

  1. Dirtybird420

    Dirtybird420 Senior Refuge Member

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    Not that I’m a veteran crabber but I’ve never seen it this tight and the demand so high ever in my career. Everyday is like a holiday.
     
  2. gooserslucer

    gooserslucer Senior Refuge Member

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    I just finished a rockfish dinner at $20. Fed two of us and will have enough left over for another night. At these crab prices, I would have plenty left over for a spectacular bottle of wine. I can remember getting paid $40 for a bushel of 8" crabs that consisted of 50 crabs. Thought I was steeling the buyers money. Ha! Crabs are $60 a dozen in Rock Hall this weekend and a #1 starts at 5 1/2".
    Never started crabbing until Mother's Day and we had a good day if we caught a bushel. Is anything getting better?
     
  3. kahunna

    kahunna Elite Refuge Member

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    Just curious as to the final retail price of bushels this weekend up there?
     
  4. mooseknuckle

    mooseknuckle Elite Refuge Member

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    Probably won't find a bushel price. Most are selling and pricing by the dozen only.
     
  5. Dirtybird420

    Dirtybird420 Senior Refuge Member

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    What he said. But 1/2 Bush x large is 260. Bushel of large girls is 200. Locally in the dena. I blew a exhaust gasket 45 pots in. Was a day to say the least.
     
  6. Mr_Mallard

    Mr_Mallard Elite Refuge Member

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    Thats insane my buddy is a comm in de and he just sold me a bushel of large jimmys for 125 i couldnt see anyone paying that much for crabs
     
  7. Dirtybird420

    Dirtybird420 Senior Refuge Member

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    Not knocking ur buddy at all. Even if all smalls that’s a deal. I’ve seen quite a few bushels of ones n they vary a lot. Potter trotlining ones are diff enough. Lower bay n Delaware differs more. That’s not counting squeeze them. Enjoy your crabs regardless. I’ll admit trotliners catch nicer crabs on average then potters. We have are times to.
     
  8. Mr_Mallard

    Mr_Mallard Elite Refuge Member

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    They were pot crabs but still good as hell i usaully run down to deal island and pick up crabs but even off the boat crabs are big money down there
     
  9. carolina girl

    carolina girl Elite Refuge Member

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    Seaside crabs vs bay crabs.
    Still good price, glad you enjoyed them
     
  10. kahunna

    kahunna Elite Refuge Member

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    $200-$260 Per half bushel...$50-$60 per dozen...:eek:
    Glad I don't buy them till after Labor Day!
     

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