Drooling on the Pillow

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Down The Shore has a nice post this morning about crabbing. When we first moved to New Jersey from western Pennsylvania in 1960 we used to go down Route 80 to the bridge over the Manasquan River, only about a mile from our house. We'd rent a rowboat, buy a bucket of fish heads, row out to the middle of the river, tie a fish head to a length of string and lower it down. You'd feel a little tug and pull slowly up to a foot beneath the surface and net them. In a couple hours we would have a bushel basket of crabs.

I went again a few years ago and spent all day catching three uneatable crablets. The marinas on both sides of the river have spread out until they almost meet in the middle so it's difficult to find a place to do it anyway.
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