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Old 11-28-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Any first hand experience buying shrimp direct off the boat in the Ft Myers area? Publix is too pricey and it's been previously frozen. I want the really fresh Gulf shrimp.
TIA
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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The only way to get Shrimp any fresher, is to eat them, while they are on the boat.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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Take the last left before the bridge to FMB on San Carlos Island (Main st) there are a couple of seafood stores that sell shrimp right off the local boats.
Only problem is they are very pricey.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:31 AM
 
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Own your own boat?

Bring a case of beer out to a shrimp boat. They'll give you a bucket full in exchange. ;-)
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Own your own boat?

Bring a case of beer out to a shrimp boat. They'll give you a bucket full in exchange. ;-)
That is funny... Good one.

I was told by the guys at one of the seafood shacks at the end of San Carlos Pass (bridge) that only sometimes are their shrimp "fresh" A majority of the time, they are frozen immediately after the catch, as the shrimp boats stay out for weeks at a time, so they freeze them on the boat? Is this true? Regardless... I have purchased shrimp from them many many times and it has ALWAYS been really good and HUGE. One time they were the size of small mammal. LOL
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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There are a couple places in Matlacha. Timimg is everything, but I've gotten them right off the boat.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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That is funny... Good one.

I was told by the guys at one of the seafood shacks at the end of San Carlos Pass (bridge) that only sometimes are their shrimp "fresh" A majority of the time, they are frozen immediately after the catch, as the shrimp boats stay out for weeks at a time, so they freeze them on the boat? Is this true? Regardless... I have purchased shrimp from them many many times and it has ALWAYS been really good and HUGE. One time they were the size of small mammal. LOL
That's not true. I had a friend that used to work on the boats. The go out overnight and return in the morning. They do not stay out for weeks on end.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:19 AM
 
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i think you have to learn from expert so you can do it properly.
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