How to Clean Dungeness Crabs

How to Clean Dungeness Crabs

Posted on Oct 27, 2021 in Testimonials

How to clean Dungeness crab is a subject of debate. These crustaceans are among the most delicious crabs in the ocean, and are sought after all down the west coast for their sweet, mild meat. Cleaning a Dungeness crab is a time consuming affair, as the meat is located not only in the legs, but in the portion of the crab where the legs connect to the body. Some people prefer to cook the crabs whole, but we don’t think that is the best program. In order to optimize space in your crab cooking pot, minimize the amount of effort needed to remove the shell and guts, and eliminate the potential of ingesting domoic acid, then we suggest separating the clusters from the crab before cooking. Enter the LeeLock Crab Cracker. The LeeLock Crab Cracker is a multi-purpose tool that allows you to first measure the crabs to confirm that they are legal size, then allows you to crack the crabs in half, separating the guts and carapace from the two crab clusters. The Crab Cracker is designed to be placed on a five-gallon bucket. Crabs are placed on top of the cracker and a swift blow onto the carapace instantly kills the crab and allows you to break it into two clusters, while the guts and shell fall into the bucket. A few shakes of each cluster into the bucket leaves you with two clusters ready to be cooked. In our opinion, it’s the way how to clean Dungeness crabs.  The LeeLock Crab Cracker allows you to measure crab carapaces with four different measurement markers: 5 3/4”, 6”, 6 1/4” and 6 1/2”. Depending on where you are crabbing—Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska or Canada—the minimum legal male crab differs in size. This one tool is all you need to measure crabs on the west coast. The tool is made from anodized aluminum, which means it won’t rust despite the exposure to saltwater.  So there you have it, the LeeLock Crab Cracker is the one tool you need to first measure, and then how to clean Dungeness crabs. Not only will you be able to fit nearly twice as many crabs in your cooking pot, but you will eliminate the potential for ingesting domoic acid because you’ve removed the crab guts prior to cooking. Additionally, you won’t be left pulling shells and guts out of whole cooked crabs, which we’ve found to be messy work that leaves us with scorched hands. Cleaning the crabs before cooking is really the best way how to clean Dungeness crabs and the LeeLock Crab Cracker is the perfect tool for the...

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Inventors are Fishermen

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 in Testimonials

What I will say about the LeeLock is that it is a SYSTEM.  The inventors are fishermen and have pretty well covered about as many anchoring styles of small “river type” fishing  boats, from drift boats to larger sleds.  And in their Columbia River Anchor nest model they also offer a additional quick release that is a snap over hook as compared to a camlock.   The difference is on the anchor line when you get it out to your desired distance, you tie a loop in the line then this loop then is snapped into the hook that is rotated over center holding the line in place.   Jerk a cord on the hook release and the line goes free.   It also has a easily removed snap on lock pin. LeeRoy Wisner...

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Best Anchor Systems

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 in Testimonials

LeeLock Anchor Systems are by far the best on the market. LeeLock is so user friendly whether you operate a drift boat or you are using a power boat. Bill “SWANNY” Swann Swanny’s Guided Fishing

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Highly Recommend LeeLock

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Testimonials

I have several LeeLock products in use on boats in both Washington & Alaska. In a typical season I fish these boats over 250 days a year in our guided sportfishing operation. The LeeLock anchor units are extremely well designed and solidly built to last for many years. Their design allows for simple, reliable anchoring and the gravity drop cleat design makes them far safer than jam cleats or similar alternatives. Bob Ball, owner Piscatorial Pursuits Alaska/Washington Salmon, Steelhead and Halibut Fishing Soldotna, Alaska & Forks,...

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So easy to use

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Testimonials

I have been rowing a drift boat for over 30 years now. I have had many variations of anchor systems. After using your LeeLock Anchor System I will never have to try any other anchor system again! Your easy pull, and instant rope catch is so much easier to use than any other anchor system I have ever tried. I will continue to use this product that makes my drift boating day much more enjoyable. Thank you. Tim Juarez T & S Guide Service Tillamook,...

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Great Quality

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 in Testimonials

The LeeLock Anchor System is quality through and through; from machining to welds, this flawless unit is topnotch in every way. And it performs as promised, providing a sage, quick, and reliable, alternative to standard anchor chocks that invariably wear out and slip. I highly recommend this product for all your anchor needs! Greg Bush EZ Limit Guide Service Soldotna, Alaska www.ezlimit.com

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