The Life of a Chesapeake Bay Fisherman

Hi guys!

Today we had a little change in our plans, as we went crabbing instead of wallpapering.

Together with fisherman Phil Langley (mdcharterfishing.com) we went out on the water very early in the morning with his boat Lisa S.

He showed us how he crabs. It was fascinating, because most of us have never done crabbing before. We boated from cage to cage and it was very exciting to see how many crabs were in the cages.

 A Slack Team selfie including Captain Phil Langley, Lisa, Jana, TIna, Monika and Verena.

A Slack Team selfie including Captain Phil Langley, Lisa, Jana, TIna, Monika and Verena.

Phil taught us many things; how to hold a crab so it won’t claw you. or how you can identify the sex of a crab.

 Tina shows us how to hold a crab --- and not get clawed!

Tina shows us how to hold a crab --- and not get clawed!

We also saw some other animals including fish and shrimp. Further, we were allowed to steer the boat! 

We had a lot of fun, as Phil was joking around all the time.

 Captain Phil prepares the steam pot. Yeah, let's eat some crabs!

Captain Phil prepares the steam pot. Yeah, let's eat some crabs!

After the fishing trip, we decided to eat some of the crabs, so we seasoned them, steamed them in a big cooking pot and ate them. They were very good, but we had some difficulty opening them as this is a bit of a procedure, so Phil and his wife had to help us.

 A bit of Old Bay Seasoning and life is good!

A bit of Old Bay Seasoning and life is good!

Phil’s wife got us some snacks, too. Both were really kind and we also had a great conversation with them.

Thank you two for having us! We learned so many new things, it was really nice!  

 

---  Jana, Lisa, Monika, Tina & Verena, Slack Farm Austria Team 2018