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Accidental Catch
« on: February 06, 2011, 02:43:34 PM »
My youngest son went fishing the other day.  He always has great luck usually landing plenty of snapper and gurnard.  This time he pulled up a very pleasant surprise, a huge crayfish.

 



Our grand daughter was also very impressed with daddy's efforts

 



Unfortunately, the closest I got to this beauty is the picture :(
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Re: Accidental Catch
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 02:58:47 PM »
No question about that guy being legal size  ;D

Hope they had a pot big enough to cook it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 03:43:00 PM »
Being keen fishermen and for a bit of a laugh, I got them both matching craypots as a wedding gift.  Maybe a slight ulterior motive on my part ;D  So far no joy in the cray department but we do get a constant supply of good fresh fish.  They came over for tea last night and left us with a large part of the day's catch :)

 



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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 03:44:23 PM »
That looks a lot like a Florida lobster. No claws.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011, 04:20:49 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 02:26:18 AM »
Ernie that cray is really impressive, my mouth is watering, those snapper look good too, I bought 3 snapper fillets last week just for Nicky and I......Delicious but @ $30  :(
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 08:24:25 AM »
I like snapper better than lobster.


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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 12:03:10 PM »
Yep, that looks just like a "Florida Spiney Lobster", which is really a saltwater crayfish.  That's a sure enough big one though!  Do they commonly get that big down there?  They are some mighty fine eating, and many people prefer them over the Maine Lobster.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 12:08:55 PM »
Yep, that looks just like a "Florida Spiney Lobster", which is really a saltwater crayfish.  That's a sure enough big one though!  Do they commonly get that big down there?  They are some mighty fine eating, and many people prefer them over the Maine Lobster.

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I too prefer them to Maine Lobster. They are very hard to find around here diving but when you do they are monsters like this one.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 12:36:02 PM »
Do they commonly get that big down there? 

That was by far the largest I have seen in 40 years here in New Zealand although I saw a Packhorse Cray about 35 years ago that had a tail at least 12 inches wide and was about 4 feet long.  I was told that it was delicious.

We used to, in the good old days, hook a sheep's head out of the offal pit, stuff it into a pair of old pantyhose, tie a rope onto it and chuck it off a the edge of a reef for half an hour, pull it out, pick off a couple of crays for a feed, boil them up in an old copper on the beach and pig out with a beer or two.  I haven't tried that for years, I hung up a sheep a couple of weeks ago, maybe I should try that again.
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Re: Accidental Catch
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 12:33:46 PM »
The do-gooders here have regulated us to the extent that you can't even fish with a rusty hook.
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 12:40:12 PM »
The do-gooders here have regulated us to the extent that you can't even fish with a rusty hook.

Fair enough Tom.  My Mom always taught us that rusty hooks could give you lockjaw and that would be hardly fair to the poor fish.
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2011, 01:47:20 PM »
The fish like rusty hooks. The quicker they corrode and fall out after they break your line.
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 01:37:25 AM »
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The fish like rusty hooks. The quicker they corrode and fall out after they break your line.

For this reason I wont fish with stainless steel hooks.
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