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 Post subject: Grand Isle Report
New postPosted: March 8th, 2009, 9:46 pm 
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Fished and crabbed on Grand Isle today. Great weather. Caught about 20 or so crabs. They were pretty small actually. Caught a bunch of pregnant female crabs of a nice size, but you have to throw those back. Also caught 5 trout and hooked into two big black drum that broke off. Great day on the water. I love Grand Isle.


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Did they ever open a decent restaurant on Grand Isle? The last I remember was The Ice House on nearby Cheniere Caminada, but that's histoire!


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 Post subject: Re: Grand Isle Report
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Since I was a kid, we always ate at Sarah's Diner. It has since graduated to become Sarah's Restaurant. It's not the nicest decorated restaurant, but I still think they have the best fried shrimp anywhere. Prices have gone up, but I can't pass on the fried shrimp platter ($14.99), which comes with a potato or fries, and a do-it-yourself salad.

It's on Highway 1 around the middle of the island (3 or 4 miles? from the bridge).

It's also only a couple of blocks from the cemetery on Grand Isle (look for Cemetery Road). The oldest grave there and oldest anything on the island other than the sand and a canon is Louis Chighizola's 1893 gravestone.


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Thanks, TS. I might be able to lure Buffy down there with the enticement of Nez Coupe's grave, but I doubt it. She and THE CONTROLLER weren't too happy with Grand Isle during their mini vacation there last year.


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 Post subject: Re: Grand Isle Report
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anatomical/physiological question: how do you tell if a crab is pregnant?


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 Post subject: Re: Grand Isle Report
New postPosted: March 9th, 2009, 7:13 am 
bdavid wrote:
anatomical/physiological question: how do you tell if a crab is pregnant?

Each of them carries about 50,000 eggs on their underbelly.


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 Post subject: Re: Grand Isle Report
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Image I was wondering if you could eat the eggs like people eat flying fish roe at sushi restaurants.

Also, right before G.I., there's the Caminada Cemetery, which is in terrible shape after the hurricanes. Several of the covers of graves are partially displaced, so you can look down into the part where they put a casket. I couldn't make out what was in there because it looked like a bunch of metal and stuff. The Leeville cemetery is interesting too.


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