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.
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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. […]

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‘Towing the line’ in the kitchen

Colleen and Christian Orfanello do have day jobs. They own Sea Tow New Orleans, essentially a wrecker service on the water. “When you run out of gas in your boat, break down and need a tow or run aground, you call us,” explained Christian. “It’s free for members.” […]

Inshore Fishing

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.

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Inshore Fishing

Marsh Man Masson vid: Cranking up crabs with incredible underwater footage

Lots of parties in South Louisiana, of course, include some type of boiled seafood. Being a native of the best region on the planet, I wanted to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s birth with some red, white and blue crabs. So, my buddy Dan McNeil and I took our sons out near the Chalmette Wall long before sunrise on July 4th to see if any of the tasty crustaceans wanted to be the guests of honor.

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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. 

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