Not too many folks, though, also eat the bait. The main reason is they are small, but, big flavors can come in small packages. I have a video on Mole Crabs and Coquina here and an article on Coquina here. Mole crabs, also called the Atlantic Sand Crab, are certainly among the smallest of crabs.
You can eat mole crabs if you wish, though in the United States these small crabs, also known as sand crabs, are more often used as bait. One way to eat them is to rinse the sand from them and ...
Sand crabs, like all species of crabs, can be eaten. Sand crabs are also called mole crabs, and while they are often considered ugly in appearance, they are crunchy and flavorful. Sand crabs are often used by fisherman as bait to help catch pompano, red drum and even kingfish.
I was watching an episode of Bizarre Foods a few minutes ago and they were in Thailand eating Mole Crabs a.k.a Sand Fleas. they sauteed some and fried some tepura style. i was shocked personally. Of the thousands of these I've caught for pompano and whiting bait for surf fishing, I never thought of eating them. I decided to do a little reserch of my own online and what I found was surprising.
Mole Crabs (aka Sand Fleas) On the panhandle beaches, one bait that is prized by Destin's surf fishermen is the small crab that we call the Sand Flea. It is not actually a flea and will not harm you in any way. No claws and it does not bite. In other parts of the United States, it is referred to as a Mole Crab, Sand Crab, Beach Flea,
To feed sand crabs, fill their tank with beach sand, which contains insects and microorganisms that crabs like to eat. Then, pour seawater over the sand a few times a day to provide your crabs with algae and plankton. If you can, try to get the sand and water from the beach the crabs came from, since it's likely to have everything the crabs need.
Just sitting here in nags head watching the waves crash reading about eating sand fleas. We were down on the beach today & I was catching some for my girls to play with & a little boy came running down & said can you catch some for my dad he wants to eat them.
Sand crabs are nearly ubiquitous on the beaches of both coasts in the United States. These small crabs are found at the mid-tide zone at the shoreline, where they burrow into the sand to escape their many predators. In many states and municipalities, you can catch sand crabs to take home and cook.