View Full Version : Another opening day.
06-01-2005, 12:10 PM
Today's summer season opener provided our family with two fresh Stripers for this evening's dinner. In the box went a 10.5# & a 9.5#. We planned to fish only during the Major Solunar period and it paid off. Several dinks, 3,4,6, &7 pounders made their way to the boat and were released. Saw plenty folks on the water, but few bent rods. Don't know why. The fish were there in small pods. You just had to hunt for them and cast their way. They were rather obliging. [wink]
They'll be on the grill this evening with perhaps a crab cake or two.
LTJ-ing for Stripers and trotlining for crabs are two of my three favorite past times. Eating them is the third.[grin]
06-01-2005, 01:17 PM
Jerry, to h*ll with the fish, what about the crabs? Did you soak the line in the past couple of days? I'm heading out Sat to get my six bushels! [excited][excited][excited][grin]
06-01-2005, 01:19 PM
Nice Job Jerry!! I can think of a fourth favorite pastime of mine, but it is not suitable for a family board[grin][grin]
Glad you got some pullage today.
Crabs are gonna catch hell from me on Sunday. My early season spot is just about ripe[wink]
06-01-2005, 01:49 PM
Everything in due time.
The crabs will be there for me when I get there.[wink]
06-01-2005, 02:18 PM
crabslayer originally wrote: Jerry, to h*ll with the fish, what about the crabs?
NO recreational crabbin' on Wednesday![sad]... except handlines and dip nets or pots at private piers.
Learned the hard way last year. They don't give warnings. It's a Criminal Code offense, so you get to spend the morning in court w/ hard core thugs (rape and murder suspects in manicals!) waiting for the judge to give you PBJ, court costs and 1-day probation.
06-01-2005, 03:16 PM
Not to sound like an A$$, but just to clear up that Jer has a comm. license, and I believe that the Wednesday in the week of a holiday allows for people to crab. I may be wrong on that one but someone will correct me if I am. Otherwise, crabbing on Wednesday is a big NO-NO. BTW, comm. crabbers have to pick a day and mark it on the side of their boat as to the day that they will not crab during the week. Most do NOT pick Wednesday as this is the day that they know they will not have to contend with us recs. Can't blame them one bit.
06-01-2005, 05:11 PM
The laws allow for a Comm'l. crabber to crab on his scheduled day off (Sun. or Mon.) if a State or Federal holiday falls on the Sun. or Mon., or on the preceeding Sat.; or, if the Sun. or Mon preceedes a State or Federal holiday that falls on a Tue., Wed., Thur., or Fri. of the particular week.
Simple, isn't it?[grin]
Also a Comm'l. crabber can crab recreationally on his scheduled day off as long as he abides by the rules and limits that pertain to recreational crabbers and does not offer to sell his catch.
Recreational crabbing is permitted on Wednesdays if that day immediately preceeds or falls on a State or Federal holiday.
Hope this clears things up.
06-01-2005, 05:26 PM
Hallelujah.....Holy Sh*t.....where's the Tylenol
UpperBay Bad Boys
06-01-2005, 08:06 PM
Nice report on the first day of June. Glad to see you guys took home some nice keepers.
How's the freezer box working out for ya [grin] [wink]
06-02-2005, 07:51 AM
I just finished replacing the insulation in the lid. It was saturated with water. Plugged it in and it's quietly humming away. Tomorrow it gets loaded.
Thanks again for the gift.
Expect some crabs later when the Jimmies are heavy.
The grilled Stripers were awesome!!!!