COLLIER COUNTY, FL - "It's kind of like the filet of the sea," said Jason Camp, the Vice President of Business Development for Pincher's.
This year, crabbers are having a hard time getting the claws out of the water.
The unseasonable weather we've had, they've really been scarce
To most people, unseasonable means rainy and cold days. But Jason Camp, the Vice President of Business Development said that's actually ideal for the stone crab.
"Because then the water gets dirty, sandy and it's hard for some of the other fish that eat on stone crab, to see them, so they come out when it's dirty and bad weather."
So they'll continue to hide out in holes, instead of traps. And restaurants like Truluck's will have to change the prices on their menus.
"We were reading from a story out of Miami, this is the worst stone crab season in 45 years. Hopefully this season turns around, the warm weather, while it's good for us, and good for the seasonal people that come down, it's not good for stone crab," said Rick Rinella, Truluck's Marketing Manager.