Tom has been wanting to catch some crabs and make some fresh crabcakes, so while Bryce still had his 3-day saltwater fishing license, they decided to go down to the bridge and see how many they could catch.
They were hoping that they’d have better luck than they had fishing!
It was a beautiful evening, and after Casey and I had a nice walk along the nature trail, we stopped to see how the crabbing was going.
They were off to a pretty good start, and Bryce pulled up a few more while we watched.
They had one really big guy who was pretty active – he kept trying to climb out of the bucket!!
Bryce is getting quite proficient at catching them!
Once they had enough, we took them up to the shop to cook.
Bryce continued to taunt and torment the crabs --
even took a selfie with the big guy --
until it was time to drop them into the boiling water!
The big guy continued to fight, right to the very end!
We cooked them all,
and then put them in the freezer until Tom had time to clean them and get the meat out.
This week, they made one more trip down to the bridge to add a few more to his collection, bringing the total to 9.
Once those were cooked, and the original ones defrosted, Mike helped Tom get the meat out of them – Bryce was having no part of that!!
I picked up his crabcake supplies at Publix, but he was on his own when it came to mixing it up and cooking them.
I can see why crabmeat is so expensive . . . when Tom was finished cleaning his nine crabs, he had just 7-1/2 ounces of crabmeat!
He got busy cooking, and now he has a nice supply of crabcakes – these should keep him happy for awhile!