Blue crabs

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  1. P&G Fan

    P&G Fan GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    My grandpa used to repair the shrimp boats in Lake Arthur (he was a WWII infantry/mechanic) as I remember being a little kid in the 70s/80s. He and those boat Captains used to barter. I remember the ice chests of shrimp, and the wooden crates of blue crab.....damn big ones. Anyway, I love blue crab, and didn't think anything could compare. Then I got stationed in Wa State, I loved the dungeness crab, they were fuller and better than the blue crab. Living here in Alaska, I still find the dungeness crab to be the best....better than King crab, snow crab, etc. We went home in May 2015, I loved having some blue crab and Gulf shrimp.
     
  2. VHSTiger

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    Where do you live in Alaska? When I was in the USAF i used to travel to Alaska quite a bit.
     
  3. P&G Fan

    P&G Fan GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    Been in Eagle River since March 2011. My wife is retired AF (MSGT Med Lab Tech as of Sept 2015.
     
  4. P&G Fan

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    Both my sons' are serving in the Marine Corps. They love crab from wherever. LoL
     
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    Grew up on blue crabs here in Virginia but Dungeness are great too. You could just say crabs as a class are damn good.
     
  6. jvalhenson

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    Can't speak much for other crabs other than blue and the ones these casinos have here which suck but I've got about 6 gallons of pure picked out blue crab meat ready for deer season. Be crab meat and cheese poboys, stuffed flounder, stuffed mushrooms, and crab patties in all directions
     
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    My uncle was Vice Commander of Elmendorf in the 80s. He retired up there too. They moved to AZ a few years ago
     
  8. Bayou Tiger

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    Whew, when I saw you'd posted in this thread I feared you had crabs.
     

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