Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Crab before the storm

Right now the Texas coast is clear of oil, but we figure the first hurricane of the season should blow in a nice thick layer of death.  Before that happened Luci wanted to take the girls crabbing down at the coast.  We went down to bridge city with an ice chest full of chicken necks and got directions from a bait shop to a good place to go with the kids.  I felt bad for the guy running the bait shop because he knew his business was gonna get screwed and that it was just a matter of time.  We bought a couple of bait fish and were on our way.

We caught a dozen or so before we gave into the intense heat and headed home.  The girls had great time trying to scoop em up with net while they try to eat the chicken neck.  Emma learned the hard way not to try to play with crab in the cooler and got a pinch that drew blood.   This little fellow that Hannah caught got a free pass because he's not five inches wide.  Seems a shame since it'll just end up covered in black gold.  12 of these little guys doesn't give much food, but it was one of the best things I have ever eaten.  The girls can't wait to go back.

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