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Old 04-03-2009, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Yesterday I made the mistake of going out to the island to go to the beach. Way, way too windy, the sand stung like crazy, kids and wife weren't having much fun either. Anyhow, after staying out there for about an hour, we decided we had enough, and started to head back.

Just before leaving the island, we stopped at a small RV thing, and bought a large jar of oysters. I think the place was called Paul's or something. Anyhow, it got me thinking... where can one just go buy stuff directly from the boats that bring in the hauls, rather than hitting up the middle man? Is there a hot spot for this? I am sure it would cost way less doing it that way rather than going to Paul's (or Johnny's, Jim Bobs or cousin Vinnie), and get fresher stuff. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Ian
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Yesterday I made the mistake of going out to the island to go to the beach. Way, way too windy, the sand stung like crazy, kids and wife weren't having much fun either. Anyhow, after staying out there for about an hour, we decided we had enough, and started to head back.

Just before leaving the island, we stopped at a small RV thing, and bought a large jar of oysters. I think the place was called Paul's or something. Anyhow, it got me thinking... where can one just go buy stuff directly from the boats that bring in the hauls, rather than hitting up the middle man? Is there a hot spot for this? I am sure it would cost way less doing it that way rather than going to Paul's (or Johnny's, Jim Bobs or cousin Vinnie), and get fresher stuff. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Ian
I think you can buy fresh fish and shrimp on one of the T-heads, but I'm not sure. Oysters scare me--especially raw ones. Make sure you know how old they are and where they came from. And there's a "rule" about only buying oysters in months that have an "R" in them, which are the cool weather months. Lots of people buy them and eat them, but I'd want to be extra careful with them.

Glad you guys are enjoying yourselves. The wind has been awful--today looks much better.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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Yesterday I made the mistake of going out to the island to go to the beach. Way, way too windy, the sand stung like crazy, kids and wife weren't having much fun either. Anyhow, after staying out there for about an hour, we decided we had enough, and started to head back.

Just before leaving the island, we stopped at a small RV thing, and bought a large jar of oysters. I think the place was called Paul's or something. Anyhow, it got me thinking... where can one just go buy stuff directly from the boats that bring in the hauls, rather than hitting up the middle man? Is there a hot spot for this? I am sure it would cost way less doing it that way rather than going to Paul's (or Johnny's, Jim Bobs or cousin Vinnie), and get fresher stuff. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Ian
I don't think you can buy directly from the boats...I'm pretty sure Texas passed a law years ago on this...I used to buy from the boats but was told by one of the owners they could no longer sell from the boats..

Maybe you can find it in this link...

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publicat...v3400_0074.pdf
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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And most of the fish stores on the water have their own boats anyway...They are the middleman...LOL
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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We buy shrimp from the shrimpers down on the T-heads.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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In Port A, you can buy shrimp off the boats. There's a couple over near Roberts Point Park near the ferry, one is called PollyAnna.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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In Port A, you can buy shrimp off the boats. There's a couple over near Roberts Point Park near the ferry, one is called PollyAnna.
I will definately remember that. I now go to Port A alot more often, so I will look for this. I remember that park... nice park!


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Old 04-30-2009, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Anyhow, it got me thinking... where can one just go buy stuff directly from the boats that bring in the hauls, rather than hitting up the middle man? Is there a hot spot for this?
Ian
Well can't tell you about that part of the world you live in, and not to make a smart aleck remark, but here in Alaska, you go where the boats are, at the docks and ask around.

There is always someone that will either give you some fish, crabs, shrimp or other oddities for either money or trade out for helping with some of the dock work. All depends on how you handle yourself I would guess.

So I would assume that where you live, you go to where the boats are... or get better fishing gear!
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