After a few runs, the crabs start to add up. A plastic top on the basket helps keep them shaded from the sun and keeps them from climbing out as it gets full.

Kayak crabbing

Kayaks are usually the last vessel that comes to mind as a crabbing boat; however, with a little planning, they make it easy and exciting. […]

Inshore Fishing

Fleeing the river

For the first time in history, high water levels in the Mississippi River have forced the opening of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway in consecutive years. Here’s how the Bonnet Carré opening is affecting our fish, crabs and oysters. […]

Field Notes

Want crabs? All you need to know to fill a hamper

It’s difficult to think of any savory dish that isn’t made more elegant and profoundly more delicious by the addition of one of two ingredients: bacon or crabmeat. I can’t tell you where to get a great deal on the former, but I can definitely clue you in on how to load up on the latter. […]

Inshore Fishing

Catching giant Cameron Parish crabs

Bobbye Sonnier and Dede Isaac are what you might call crabbing connoisseurs — and they put a serious hurting on some monstrous select jumbo crustaceans recently at the Creole Nature Reserve in Cameron Parish.  […]