What an amazing day we had! Met Captain Gus at his authentic rustic home on Tampa Bay at 9 a.m. Hopped aboard his crabbing boat and toured a bit of Tampa Bay while watching dolphins and shore birds at play. Next, Gus headed towards the Little Manatee River where he demonstrated the correct way to hook a crab trap, pull it into the boat, empty the trap, bait it, then return it to the water. Everyone got a chance to be a crabber for a day! Weather forced us to return to Gus' home a little early, but we were in for a treat upon our arrival. Cold drinks and delicious crab salad awaited us. Gus prepared a memorable meal with the atmosphere to go along with it. The hearty meal included hush puppies, fried soft shell crab, cole slaw, steamed crab, fried fish, grilled shrimp and stone crab. Gus is an experienced, knowledgeable captain and we all enjoyed his stories about living in the area and crabbing for 40+ years. Each person in our party of 6 declared they'd repeat this trip in the near future.
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