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Saw some live Dungeness Crab

yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,033 ✭✭✭✭

I stopped by the local Filipino market trying to buy some Bao you know those meat filled white Sno-Balls looking things. Anyhow I saw that they had a tank of Dungees bubbling away which shocked me since like for the past 5 years or so Dungee seasons were delayed so I didn't expect to see them until like December. The price was $12 a pound. I was going to ask where the crabs were from but the cashier was slammed and I ended up putting away what I came in there for. bidonomics at work. Shipping from Canada (I'm guessing) adds to the price.


  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,033 ✭✭✭✭

    After looking online they must be those migrant Canadian Dungees since the season's again delayed here in California. Maybe come December the price will drop?

  • chris8X57chris8X57 Member Posts: 1,224 ✭✭✭✭

    Good eats. My sister-in-law does the kayak thing on the Washington peninsula near Port Angeles and drops her crab pots during the season. We always have a big crab feed when we visit.

  • Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,344 ***** Forums Admin

    Don't know if crab season is on here or not. I don't pay attention to that stuff since our old crab supplier had the audacity to kick the bucket.

  • Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 1,957 ✭✭✭✭

    Since crab is big business here I saw an article that they were to small to harvest yet... But a friend bought a nice one at WinCo 9 bucks a pound. so it must not be from California... Market price last year was 23.00 dollars. Glad I'm not crazy about it 😃

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  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 34,906 ✭✭✭✭

    My wife loves king crab legs. I like them too. But not nearly like my wife.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭

    Bought several lbs of King Crab a couple weeks ago, when on Sale. $5.99/lb. 👍😁

  • bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭

    Stone crab is the best eating crab on the planet.

    Anyone else had these awesome crab claws?

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  • buddybbuddyb Member Posts: 5,242 ✭✭✭✭

    We would catch and cook coconut crab when I had the curse of being stationed on Deigo-Garcia.

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,522 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2023

    My wife doesn't like any sea food or fish so it's been years but I have ate some king crab legs I liked them .

    Will add one of our first vacations was to the ocean my wife loves the ocean and beach

    But never being around any such critters I had to mess with the crabs (no not the bad kind ) but what i could catch the blue crabs and stone crabs out of curiosity.

    Fist hand learning to hold them both can pinch the daylights out of your fingers .

  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 13,330 ******

    Both my wife and I come from dry land, far away from any ocean. Years ago, when I was stationed in South Carolina, we took a day trip to the coast and found a very nice sea food place and both of us ordered a mixed platter of various fish, shrimp, crab delights that were fresh caught as advertised.

    One of the entree's on the plates were stuffed crabs which I enjoyed so much I finished it first. Told the Mrs. how good it was and she got started on hers. I then noticed the little "dish" the crab meat came out of on my plate and turned it over, only to find a pair of dark eyes and short feelers blindly staring back at me! My dear wife about spit out what she had in her mouth and that ended her meal that afternoon! 😲

  • elubsmeelubsme Member Posts: 1,987 ✭✭✭✭

    Fond memories of catching them off the Port Hueneme Pier.

  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 13,330 ******

    When visiting the town of Seaside Oregon a long time ago, I took a walk around the place one late afternoon. Came upon a small bridge that went over a river where several people were fishing with ropes tied to steel grates (like from a Weber charcoal grill). Using chicken livers and gizzards for bait, I was told they were after Dungeness crabs.

    As one of the guys pulled up his grate, I noticed two crabs were on board. He quickly pulled from his pocket a one dollar bill which he stretched out across each crabs back. That is how he determined if the crab was a keeper or not. One was just a tad wider than his dollar and the other was a tad smaller and back into the river it went. Being a fisherman most of my life, I enjoyed learning all of this that day!

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,522 ✭✭✭✭

    Our first trip to the ocean was south Carolina that was 40 some years ago

    We Had no clue about crabs but had seen them along the beach.

    We had fishing gear with us and the the maid at the motel noticed the fishing poles and that started a conversation .she was a wonderful local lady .

    filled us in on how to catch the blue crabs with chicken necks string tied to it and and a net also gave us tips on fishing the local area

    We have went many times to the ocean and stayed a week at a time

    Funny part we have never once ate any sea food never even tried any restaurants that made it

    all the fish and crabs we caught were easy to give away lots of takers

  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,033 ✭✭✭✭

    I wondered how these tasted being that they're just giant hermit crabs.

    Now blue crabs are all work and meager bit of meat.

    Stone crab claws confuse me. Sure the crabs released after de-clawing go back to the sea alive but do they really survive?

    Brookwood - Crab eyes or cockaroach?

  • pulsarncpulsarnc Member Posts: 6,235 ✭✭✭✭

    I grew up going to the coast fishing .First with my grandmother and later my father .It was hard to get Dad to take time off from farming . Still love it . Don't care for shellfish ie clams ,oysters etc but about everything else is fair game

    cry Havoc and let slip  the dogs of war..... 
  • Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,344 ***** Forums Admin

    Yes, I think crabs around here have to be 6" across to be "keepers".

  • OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,519 ✭✭✭✭

    We love Dungeness crabs. Since Donna and I live at the Jersey Shore, we only have blue claw crabs here. We spend all summer catching crabs and freezing them. At the end of the summer, I usually catch a couple bushells of fresh crabs, and we have a crab fest at our house. Last summer, we had over 50 people attend. I got to start either catching more, or limit the number of people!!! Our crabbing seasons here the last three years, has been phenomenal. Big crabs and lots of them.

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