Fishermen Ready For Stone Crab Season

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By: Elizabeth Nickerson
October 14, 2013

St. Marks, FL--The boats are ready in their places and the ice buckets are clean. Lynn Brother's Seafood in St. Marks makes a living on Stone Crab season. The wholesaler distributes seafood across the country.

"We've been doing it since 1981, it's in our blood," said Andy Lynn, one of the owners from Lynn Brother's Seafood.

The St. Marks company already has hundreds of cages set up for the 5:30 a.m. wake up call.

For recreational fishermen, you are only allowed five traps per person, but no limit on how many crabs a day.

Lynn says stormy weather is the best for catching these crab.

"The weather has a lot to do with our work we need real stormy weather, bad weather to churn up the water," said Lynn.

He says it makes it a lot better for the harvest and brings the stone crabs to the surface.

The most he has ever caught is 1,300 pounds in one day, using 700 traps. He is hoping to surpass that amount this year.

"Oh we loved too, we loved too, but we are going to take what the good Lord dishes out," said Lynn.

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