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Just got back from visiting my folks in Groton Connecticut. Gronton is located right on the CT/RI border on any given day we would fish Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.

Blue Crabs are caught at night in the cove using dip nets and head lamps - the right tide didn't come until the end of the week so the boys were very pumped up for crabing.



Grandpa John and Leo talking technique

We loaded into 3 sit on top Kayaks Leo and I in a double and Dad and John in thier own. You just poke along in 2-3 feet of water scaning the bottom with your light once you see one you dip it and drop it in the bucket - Leo had a blast.



The results one of 2 5 gallon buckets we filled in 3 hours - if Leo looks a little wet it is because I got sick of telling him to sit down in the Kayak and let nature take its course - he was a little freaked out in the water until I told him to stand up ( 2 feet of water)



Culling out the females after we gave them some time in the frige to calm down - Blue crabs are aggressive and NASTY



Leo and Jon getting crab picking lessons from Grandpa John - Leo was a little grossed out with the process at first



He got over it



The aftermath

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Looks like a good time, I'm betting the boys will always remember crabbin' with grampa.
 

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Matt, I get a bang outta your stories with the kids, Mike is right, I have a ton of memories of times spent learning things from Grandpa....your kids will LONG remember.
Thanks Matt
 

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Thanks Matt for the pics and story!

Sure wish you coulda come a couple hours South and visit for a day or so. We'd a had fun for sure.

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Thanks guys - the great thing is watching my Mom and Dad enjoy retirement so much - Dad milked cows for a living and worked his a-- off to see him have the biggest decision be to fish the morning tide or the evening tide is great to see. When I was a kid he was always tired and to see him interact with my kids shows a whole new side of him.

Tom - just wasn't time this trip - my wife competed in the USAT triathlon up in VT which ate up 2 days of the vacation and I shot a field shoot - the rest was spent on the water with the family.

Matt
 
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