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Old 05-02-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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Annual R-5 Head Suckin'

I belong to the the Virginia Float Fisherman Organization (Randy Carter Chapter) and we have an annual 'Head Suckin' event held at R-5 which is right on the Rappahannock River. Everyone camps out Friday and Saturday night and has a great time, going from camp site to camp site meeting new and old friends and of course drinking adult beverages. The 'mud bugs' are flown in live from Louisiana on Friday afternoon. Saturday is when the real fun begins, when the crawdads are cooked, the kegs are tapped and the band starts!

Had to gather wood Friday night.


Friday nights dinner, t-bones, taters and corn.


Got my handy head lamp on! Looking like a dork.


Saturday is here and the mud bugs will be her soon. I cooked some spare ribs to hold us over until the Head Suckin' began.


The kegs are tapped! That's my beautiful daughter on the bike and my big brother.

The Crawfish have arrived!!


Here the bugs are being purged with salt and my little Princess is helping!


The pots are heating up and the corn is shucked.


Time to eat!


Back at the camp site eating.


I'm sucking the goodness out of the head.


After dinner we went down to listen to the band. At this point, I was 3 sheets to the wind!


This is my daughters teacher who is also wiped out getting a free ride on the Wrangler. I had the blanket on my legs cause it was like 35ļ out and I was freezing! What a dork huh?


My crazy brother coming up from the input point on the river.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:56 AM   #2
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Re: Annual R-5 Head Suckin'

Awesome looking food and great pics, Looks like a great time. How many pounds was each bag of crayfish?
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:43 AM   #3
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Awesome looking food and great pics, Looks like a great time. How many pounds was each bag of crayfish?
They're 40 or 50lbs each. I think normally they get 400lbs, so I'm guessing 40lbs each. It's enough for about 130 people and then some.
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Dang that looks like a great time !
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Wow Larry that is a great lookin' feast, that's a lot of crawfish. My wife said she camped on the Rappahannock as a child and love it.
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Now that's one Shin-Dig I wish I could have been apart of. Looked like alot of fun and the food looked awesome.
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I'm Jealous! Appreciate the shots Larry. Those are the kind of images that stay with ya the rest of your life. Thanks for sharing the experience it's much appreciated!
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Really crazy outing. Love all the corn and crayfish mixed together like that. What an adventure.
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Great picas Larry...by the way...you look a little more trim than the last time I saw you in pics!! GOOD FOR YOU!
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Great picas Larry...by the way...you look a little more trim than the last time I saw you in pics!! GOOD FOR YOU!
Thanks Greg for noticing! I'm down 25lbs!
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That is incredable man!!! I bet that was so fun.. I'm jealious and stoked at the same time!!! Y'all desreved it Larry!!!! Thanks for sharing the memories!!!
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Great pics larry!
Lookin' mighty trim and slim too man!
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Great pics Larry, looks like everybody was having a good time! You have slimmed down quite a bit!
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My daughter could eat a whole bag of bugs by herself. Looks darn good Larry. JB is going to give you a damit boy instead of an ata boy for using salt to purge.
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WOW! That looks like a blast was had by all. Great pics Larry!

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My daughter could eat a whole bag of bugs by herself. Looks darn good Larry. JB is going to give you a damit boy instead of an ata boy for using salt to purge.
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[quote=Larry Wolfe]
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My daughter could eat a whole bag of bugs by herself. Looks darn good Larry. JB is going to give you a damit boy instead of an ata boy for using salt to purge.
WHY?[/quote:2dw2af85]


No he won't, i watched his video and he uses salt to purge.
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Nice pics Larry. Looked like a great time.
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My daughter could eat a whole bag of bugs by herself. Looks darn good Larry. JB is going to give you a damit boy instead of an ata boy for using salt to purge.
WHY?[/quote:axlrxvcc]

I don't want to jack this great thread Larry. There is a thread from last year where the topic of salt or freshwater only for purging was discussed in detail.
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[quote=Cliff H.][quote="Larry Wolfe":16drgomh]
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My daughter could eat a whole bag of bugs by herself. Looks darn good Larry. JB is going to give you a damit boy instead of an ata boy for using salt to purge.
WHY?[/quote:16drgomh]

I don't want to jack this great thread Larry. There is a thread from last year where the topic of salt or freshwater only for purging was discussed in detail.[/quote:16drgomh]

I think JB's theory on purging all depends on how many 'pops' he's had when it comes time to purge.
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