He wanted to make some money, so I let him do a very grown-up thing–commercial crabbing. He went with a well-established crabber, and he learned that crabbing is hard, hot, nasty work.
The crab traps are about three feet square, and when laden with blue crabs, can be quite heavy.
One by one, the traps are hoisted into the boat, the crabs dumped into the boat, the trap re-baited and dropped down into the water again.
The best part about Termite going crabbing was what he brought home for supper . . .
fresh, soft-shelled crabs. Pan-fried, mmmm good. Not so good for the arteries, but sure yummy in the mouth! We ate them with white beans and rice. These soft-shelled crabs are considered a delicacy, and sell for $7.00 each in a local seafood restaurant. We were happy to get them as part of the pay for Termite’s day on the crabbing boat.
Crabbing. Just one more way of life supported here in the Louisiana Wetlands.