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Old 10-18-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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Ok folks, where is the best place to get Stone Crabs? AND should I decide to make them myself, where is the best place to buy them and do you just boil them with some old bay? Crab is my utmost favorite and have not yet enjoyed the stone crab and I think I NEED to have them!
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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I think lots of places have them. I had them at Peace River Seafood, and they also have MD style blue crabs. I don't think they put old bay on stone crab claws. They do crack them for you and serve them with butter.
Enjoy!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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My mouth is watering...............
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My mouth is watering...............
If you like blue claws you will like stone crabs...because to me they taste exactly the same, just cost a whole lot more.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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I never went but I n englewood i sas many times Howards would advertise all you can eat stone crabs in season.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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Are stone crabs something you can trap yourself? I know people trap blue crabs off of their docks or in the harbor but haven't heard much about trapping stone crabs.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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Are stone crabs something you can trap yourself? I know people trap blue crabs off of their docks or in the harbor but haven't heard much about trapping stone crabs.
Yes, I don't think stone crabs hang out in the canals and the harbor like the blue crabs do. But they do trap them, and only the claws are kept - they throw the crab back and he regrows the claw which will be harvested again the next year.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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Yes, I don't think stone crabs hang out in the canals and the harbor like the blue crabs do. But they do trap them, and only the claws are kept - they throw the crab back and he regrows the claw which will be harvested again the next year.
How do they survive without claws? Don't they use them to take apart their meal and to stuff their faces? What about slf defense?
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: englewood
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you can only rip one claw off. it is illegal to have the whole stone crab.

blue crabs are different yoou can keep them. take a look at the fwc site. its all explained there
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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We are going to give Howards a try tonight. I figure even if they don't have the stone crab they will have the other crabs. It's my BD and I want crab! yah, stomping my feet!
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