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First Haul Of Oyster's From Edgewater 12/23/18

Discussion in 'Scalloping, Lobstering, Crabbing, Claiming' started by Bert, Jan 3, 2019.


  1. Bert

    Bert Greenhorn
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    Went out to play just before Christmas. Oysters have fat and not clear. Most were 3 to 4 inches but there were a few 5+ inches

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  2. mak

    mak Deckhand

    Looks like a nice pile of oysters, and a lot of work once you get home.
    That’s something I know nothing about but you’ve peaked my interest. I’ll have to do some searching and looking a videos later to see how that’s done.
     
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  3. bogman102

    bogman102 Seaman

    I was just thinking about getting out there for some myself.
    Last time I was out I got 3/4 of one bucket and my back let me know I had enough!
    Have you ever tried shucking and then freezing the meat? How long will it last frozen?
    Thanks for the report!
     
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  4. Karl B

    Karl B Rigger

    Thanks for reporting. I am sure it was a lot of work, and you need to enjoy each little morsel of those goodies. Oyster Po Boys, my favorite when I worked in New Orleans.
     
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  5. JBF

    JBF Treasure Hunter

    Nice pic but where were you?
     
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  6. Bert

    Bert Greenhorn
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    I was just north of blue hole. In Edgewater. Working on unposted beds.
     
  7. Bert

    Bert Greenhorn
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    Bog man 102. yes freezing works when I freeze any kind of seafood I don't let it sit for over 6 months that's my rule. But I'm sure it would last longer just make sure you freeze the oysters in their own juice.
     
  8. Bert

    Bert Greenhorn
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    Mak. Videos of great but it's better Hands on, it takes a lot of practice if you've never shocked at all, you will butcher quite a few before you get it right. As to oyster knives, can't help you there. I make my own out of half inch to 3/4 rebar
     
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    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

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  10. bogman102

    bogman102 Seaman

    Here is a picture of an Oyster I got in about 20 feet of water off the CT coast compared with a Florida Oyster from also from the Blue Hole area in Edgewater.
    We had Blue Point Oysters off CT but all weren't this big! Most were in the 5 inch size. They tasted similar to Florida Oysters. I can't tell the difference.
    I was in Boulder Colorado and they had an Oyster bar there with Oysters from all over the world. They even had an Oyster menu describing the individual Oyster differences. It read like a wine menu!

    CT vs FL Oyster.jpg
     
  11. jj1987

    jj1987 Pirate

    Nice haul, but man they're a lot of work :(
     
  12. Bert

    Bert Greenhorn
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    We use to get them that big down in Indian River County back in the 70's but due to human influence and pollution run off not any more.
     
  13. famous82

    famous82 Pirate in the making

    Nice haul, looks like it was a lot of work but worth it.
     
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  14. JBF

    JBF Treasure Hunter

    Each oyster filters almost 50 gallons of water per day. Tat ain’t nothing. But, they sure do taste good.
     
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