We're going crabbing today on the Tivoli River about a 5 minute drive from our house. We always catch a load of crabs, look at them, decide they're much too pretty to eat and let them go. This getting soft hearted in our old age is ruining some of our best meals. We hardly eat crabs, can't remember the last time we had crawdads and I can't even think about the lives chickens lead because I love eating them.
But even though we probably won't eat them, it's an absolute kick pulling up the crab traps and finding crabs, and sometimes shrimp in them.
Just got back from the river, it rained on us a bit, but other than that it was beautiful! We caught 4 crabs and as I figured we let them all go.