CAPT’N DAVE’S SEAFOOD MARKET

WEEKLY  NEWSLETTER UPDATE

MAY 15, 2017

 

 

OPEN: 7 DAYS A WEEK

MONDAY- FRIDAY: 10-6

SATURDAY: 9-6

SUNDAY: 10-5

Hi Everyone!
 
SPECIAL WEEKEND COMING UP IN TWO WEEKS!!
MEMORIAL WEEKEND: 5-27 THRU 5-29
WE ARE OPEN ON MEMORIAL DAY.
 
What a great weekend we had this past weekend and I want to thank everyone that came by, I really do appreciate everyone!! Based on the amount of customers that came in over the weekend I feel pretty certain that many Mom’s didn’t have to lift a finger on their special day. The store was really crowded all weekend and we listened to many customers talking about their plans for their special cookout for their Mother’s on Saturday and Sunday. I hope everything turned out great for everyone.
Knowing how busy it was going to be for Mother’s Day weekend, I made every effort to make sure we had plenty of seafood for the grill especially knowing that the weather was going to be really nice. Some of our most popular items for the grill were Wahoo, Mahi, Grouper, Salmon, Tuna and Halibut. We went through many cases of King Crab legs, Snow Crab Clusters and tons of Live Crawfish. Our Cajun Crab Dip was as popular as ever and flew out the store like always.
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WE HAVE BEEN WAITING A FULL YEAR FOR THIS EXCITEMENT TO COME AROUND AGAIN!! 
WELL, THIS IS THE WEEK THAT MANY PEOPLE LOOK FORWARD TO EVERY YEAR AND HERE IS THE REASON WHY.
 
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ORDER SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH TO BRING IN ON THE FIRST CATCH. THANKS!!
COPPER RIVER SALMON SEASON OPENS THIS WEEK!!!!    
1ST DAY OF OPENING: MAY 18TH (WEDNESDAY)
WE ARE EXPECTING OUR FIRST SHIPMENT HOPEFULLY ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY OF THIS WEEK.
I WILL INFORM EVERYONE IN ADVANCE EXACTLY WHEN  OUR FIRST SHIPMENT ARRIVES AT THE AIRPORT ON ALASKA AIRLINES CARGO AND APPROXIMATELY WHEN I WILL BE ARRIVING AT THE STORE WITH THE GOODS.
 
COPPER RIVER SOCKEYE: PRICE: $$$$$ WE DON’T HAVE A PRICE UNTIL THE FISHERMAN MAKE IT THROUGH THE OPENING DAY. THIS IS A 12 HOUR OPENING FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING.  WHEN THE FISHERMAN LET ME KNOW HOW MUCH THEY CATCH, THEY WILL SET THE PRICE FOR THAT CATCH. THAT IS WHEN I WILL SEND OUT ANOTHER BLAST EMAIL TO KEEP YOU INFORMED. THIS WILL ALSO BE WHEN I INFORM EVERYONE EXACTLY WHEN TO EXPECT THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST SHIPMENT TO OUR STORE.  
THIS IS THE FIRST OPENING OF THE SEASON THAT OUR GOVERNMENT ALLOWS COMMERCIAL FISHING IN ALASKA AND THE COPPER RIVER IS THE FIRST LOCATION EVERY YEAR THAT OPENS FIRST.
THIS IS WHEN THE SOCKEYE AND KING SALMON  RETURN TO THE RIVERS AFTER BEING IN THE OCEAN FOR  THREE OR FOUR YEARS.
THESE FISH HAVE A GOAL AND REACHING THAT GOAL CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT THAN ANYONE KNOWS.
SOCKEYE AND KING SALMON HAVE ABOUT 600 MILES OF TRAVELING TO DO BEFORE THEY REACH THEIR DESTINATION WHERE THEY SPAWN AND LAY THEIR EGGS. THEY ARE FIGHTING EVERYTHING THAT GETS IN THEIR WAY INCLUDING COMMERCIAL FISHING, BEARS AND OTHER NATURAL THREATS THAT THEY COME ACROSS. THEY LIVE IN THE OCEAN UNTIL MATURITY AND THEY BUILD UP THEIR FAT SO THEY HAVE THE STRENGTH TO MAKE IT TO THEIR FINAL DESTINATION. 
THE FAT THAT THEY BUILDUP BEFORE STARTING THEIR JOURNEY IS THE FAT THAT WE ALL ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO AND THAT IS THE OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS. THE FISH IS CAUGHT WHILE ENTERING THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER FROM THE OCEAN AND AFTER THEY GET PASS A CERTAIN AREA, THE FISH WORK THEIR WAY UP THE RIVER AND BY THE TIME THEY REACH THEIR DESTINATION, THEY BURN OFF THE FAT USED TO REACH THIS POINT AND THE FLESH OF THE SALMON IS DARK RED WHEN THEY BEGIN BUT ALMOST WHITE WHEN THEY REACH THEIR DESTINATION. AT THIS POINT, THE BEARS AND HUMANS HAVE NO NEED FOR THIS FISH EXCEPT THAT THE BEARS DO EAT THE SKIN BECAUSE THE SKIN IS THE ONLY THING LEFT THAT HAS ANY FAT IN IT AND THE BEARS EAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE SO THEY CAN HYBERNATE. 
SO, I HOPE THIS EDUCATES YOU A LITTLE AND BY THE WAY, THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY WE CAN’T HAVE FRESH WILD SALMON ALL YEAR LONG. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT IF WE WERE TO HAVE UNLIMITED FISHING FOR SOCKEYE AND ANY WILD SALMON, WE WOULD NOT HAVE ANY FOR OUR FUTURE. THESE FISH ARE PROTECTED SO THAT WE HAVE WILD SALMON IN OUR FUTURE. THEY HAVE TO MAKE IT TO THEIR SPAWNING POINT OR THEY DON’T LAY THEIR EGGS.
AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE HAVE FARMED RAISED SALMON BECAUSE OF THE DEMAND.
WHEN THE WILD SEASON IS CLOSED, FARMED SALMON CARRIES US THROUGH UNTILTHE NEXT SEASON.
WHEN PURCHASING FORM US, OUR FARMED SALMON IS USUALLY FROM CANADA OR NORWAY. WE WILL NOT ALLOW FARMED SALMON FROM CHILE IN OUR STORE.  
THERE IS NO BETTER SALMON AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, ANDIF YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED ANY, YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT!! ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS AND VERY HEALTHY FOR YOUR HEART!!
We would love to hear from you and please reserve your Copper River Sockeye order as soon as possible.
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THIS WEEK’S CRAWFISH PRICES:
“Special Washed and Graded  Crawfish” 
 “Large mixed Field runs” (unwashed but good size)
Season is winding down and with all the Crawfish Festivals going on in Louisiana this past week and this coming week, most all the Select Crawfish have been already caught. They will not be available.
 
WASHED AND GRADED CRAWFISH ARE THE MAJORITY OF OUR SALES.
CRAWFISH PRICES:
(1) WASHED AND GRADED CRAWFISH: 3.75 LB (MIXED TOP THREE LARGEST SIZES)(MOST POPULAR)
     YES, WE CAN DO HALF SACKS ON GRADED AND WASHED.(appox 15-18 lbs)
 
(2) FIELD RUNS: 3.25 LB
(FULL SACKS…28-36 LB SACKS) (JUST GOOD SIZE CRAWFISH UNWASHED AND
 NOT GRADED) A MIX OF ALL SIZES. NO HALF SACKS AVAILABLE.
 
(3) CRAWFISH: 4.00 LB (HALF SACKS…APPROX. 15-18 LBS) WASHED AND GRADED ONLY.
 
**VERY IMPORTANT!!!! IF WE ARE SHORT EMPLOYEES THIS WEEKEND, WE WILL
NOT BE ABLE TO COOK CRAWFISH ON SATURDAY.
IT TAKES TWO EMPLOYEESTO MANAGE THE CRAWFISH COOKING.
WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU CALL IN YOUR ORDER.
WE WON’T KNOW FOR SURE UNTIL THURSDAY.
(4) COOKED CRAWFISH: 6.00 LB
(COOKED FRESH EVERY SATURDAY, RESERVE YOUR ORDER)
PLEASE REMEMBER…WE DO NOT SELL GROCERY STORE CRAWFISH OR GROCERY STORE SEAFOOD QUALITY
 
**WE NEED TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS OUR COOKED CRAWFISH PROGRAM:
COOKED CRAWFISH: 6.00 LB
**WE ARE TAKING RESERVED ORDERS FOR COOKED CRAWFISH FOR THIS COMING SATURDAY,
THERE IS NO MINIMUM ORDER.** PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ORDER
WE WILL HAVE AT LEAST TWO BATCHES OF COOKED CRAWFISH FOR THIS COMING SATURDAY:
FIRST BATCH WILL BE READY APPROX: 1:00 p.m.
SECOND BATCH WILL BE READY APPROX: 3:00 p.m.
WE DO NOT COOK POTATOES OR CORN.
WALKINS ARE WELCOMED BUT IF WE RUN OUT, WE ARE OUT UNTIL THE NEXT BATCH.
 
 
SATURDAY CRAWFISH ARRIVE APPROX: 10:00 A.M.
SUNDAY CRAWFISH ARRIVE APPROX: 10:30 A.M.
 
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ORDER ON ALL CRAWFISH ORDERS!!!!
WE RECEIVE OUR CRAWFISH ORDERS ON A DAILY BASIS AND ON RESERVED ORDERS ONLY.
ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, I ALWAYS BRING IN EXTRA CRAWFISH FOR THOSE WHO DON’T RESERVE THEIR ORDERS.
IF YOU DON’T RESERVE YOUR ORDER, YOU ARE ONLY TAKING A CHANCE OF POSSIBLY NOT GETTING ANY.
THOSE WHO WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER WILL BE THE FIRST PEOPLE I HAVE TO CALL TO GIVE BAD NEWS IF THEY ARE SHORT ON CATCHING ENOUGH CRAWFISH TO MEET OUR DEMAND.
SO, PLEASE CALL YOUR ORDER IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER UNLESS YOU POSITIVELY WANT CRAWFISH.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY CANCELLATIONS AFTER I PLACE OUR FINAL ORDER ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE WEEKEND. ONCE OUR ORDER ARRIVES, IT BELONGS TO YOU!!
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LOOK THESE FISH UP ON THE INTERNET AND LOOK THROUGH SOME OF THE EASY TO GRILL RECIPES AND YOU’LL FIND A GOOD ONE TO MAKE IT EASY AND DELICIOUS.
(BIG SELLERS THIS PAST WEEKEND: WAHOO, COBIA, GROUPER, RED SNAPPER, MAHI, TUNA, HALIBUT AND SEABASS AND ALL OF OUR SALMON AND U-10 GULF SHRIMP)
ALL OF THESE ITEMS ARE GREAT ON THE GRILL! 
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SPECIAL DATES TO KEEP UP WITH:
MEMORIAL DAY: 5-29
FATHER’S DAY:   6-18
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LOBSTER TAILS:
WARM WATER TAILS: 27.00 LB (7, 8, 9,12-14, 14-16, 16-20 OZ)
MAINE TAILS: 35.00 LB ( 8-10 OZ, 10-12 OZ, 12-14 OZ AND 16-20 OZ)
AUSTRALIAN: OUT OF STOCK
 
(ALL LOBSTER TAILS ARE IN STOCK!!!!!!) EXCEPT AUSTRALIAN
(MAINE LOBSTER MEAT AVAILABLE IN ONE POUND PKGS: 34.95 A LB
 
LIVE GULF BLUE CRABS: ARE AVAILABLE THIS WEEKEND.
5.99 LB FOR #2 MALE CRABS
1/2 BUSHELS: 4-5 DOZEN (25 LBS)
FULL BUSHELS: APPROX 8 DOZEN (45 LBS)
ALL LIVE BLUE CRAB ORDERS HAVE TO BE ORDERED BY 4:00 p.m. ON THURSDAYS.
CRAB ARRIVES ON SATURDAY MORNINGS AROUND 10:30 a.m.
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LIVE MAINE LOBSTERS: CALL FOR UPDATED PRICE
CALL ONE DAY IN ADVANCE TO ORDER AND ASK FOR CURRENT COST.
SUSHI GRADE TUNA, SALMON, SNAPPER. YELLOWTAIL(HAMACHI) AND EEL
WE HAVE IT  AVAILABLE IN STOCK ON A DAILY BASIS.
We have all the fixing’s for you if you’re making your own Gumbo from scratch. We even have the Roux and the Gumbo Crabs if you need them.
We also keep 30oz tubs and 4 lb trays of Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee and Shrimp Creole in stock.
All made by our supplier: Farmer’s Seafood in Shreveport, La.
All you have to do is warm up the product and make some rice. It’s ready to eat. Our Gumbo, Crawfish Ettoufee and Shrimp Creole is some of the best around. You’ll love it!
BELOW YOU’LL FIND A LIST OF SEAFOOD ITEMS WE KNOW YOU’LL BE EXCITED TO SEE WE HAVE IN STOCK: 
AND THIS IS JUST A TEASE LIST!
SHUCKED OYSTERS (FOR GUMBO, OYSTER STEW OR JUST RAW)(15.99 LB FOR MEAT. JUICE IS FREE)
OYSTERS IN THE SHELL(62.00 CASE OR 8.00 DOZEN) GULF OYSTERS
CRAB MEAT(CLAW, LUMP,JUMBO AND JUMBO CRAB FINGERS)
SEAFOOD GUMBO(30 oz and 4# trays)
CRAWFISH ETOUFfEE (30 oz and 4# trays)
SHRIMP CREOLE(30 oz and 4# trays)
SEASONED COOKED SHRIMP(16-20 ct)
CAJUN CRAB DIP(made with real snow crab meat)
SNOW CRAB CLUSTERS
SHRIMP  FOR PO BOYS
SHUCKED OYSTERS: (15.99 lb for meat only) THE JUICE IS FREE!
YES, WE JUST RECIEVED A NEW SHIPMENT OF TUPELO HONEY!! AND IT’S GOING FAST.
TUPLEO HONEY IS IN STOCK. DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP SOME BEFORE YOU CHECK OUT.
YOU WON’T FIND IT ANYWHERE AROUND THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY AND YOU WON’T FIND IT FOR LESS ANYWHERE.
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Log into: @captdavesplano
WEB PAGE: Captaindavesfreshseafoodmarket.worldpress.com
 
TRY STOCKING UP ON THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE THAT ARE VACUUMED SEALED AND READY FOR THE FREEZER.
 
While scrolling down the page, you will see a list of fish that we keep in stock on a daily basis.
This should help you when trying to plan your upcoming events.
 
The most popular fish on the grill:
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon 16.99 lb                                   
Canadian Salmon: 13.99 lb                                                         
Steelhead Salmon/trout: 12.99 lb                                                
Yellow fin Tuna: 16.99 lb                                                                                                                                 
Sea bass: 29.99 lb                                                                        
Halibut: 19.99 lb (SPECIAL)   LIMITED TIME ONLY                                                                        
Grouper: 16.99 lb                                                                            
Red Snapper: 14.99 lb 
Redfish: 12.99 lb                                                                   

Walleye: 18.99 lb
Mahi Mahi: 13.99 lb                                                                         
Sword Fish: 14.99 lb
Wahoo/Ono: 13.99 lb                                                                       
Cobia/Ling: 14.99 lb                                                                        
Shark: 8.99 lb
Walleye: 18.99 lb
The most popular fish for cooking inside the house:
Red Snapper: 14.99 lb 
Icelandic Cod: 11.99 lb                                                                   
Tilapia: 6.99 lb                                        
Gulf Flounder: 15.99 lb  
Grouper: 16.99 lb                                                                            
Rainbow Trout: 13.99 lb                                                                 
Catfish: 6.99 lb                                                                                
Orange Roughy: 14.99 lb
All varieties of Salmon (Steelhead, Sockeye, Canadian and Norwegian)
Halibut: 19.99 lb   (SPECIAL)                                                                           
Sea Bass: 29.99 lb                                                                             
Haddock: 12.99 lb                                                                            
Redfish: 12.99 lb
Walleye: 18.99 lb
 
 
SPECIAL: WHOLE FISH GREAT ON THE GRILL:
“SCALED AND GUTTED”
WHOLE RED SNAPPER:     13.99 LB (2-3 LBS, 4-5 LBS AVAIL.)
WHOLE STRIPED BASS:    11.99 LB (3-4 LBS)
WHOLE REDFISH:         11.99 LB (3-4 LBS
WHOLE SALMON:           9.99 LB (UP TO 14 LBS)(Scaled and gutted)
ALL WHOLE FISH ORDERS NEED TO BE ORDERED BY THURSDAY FOR FRIDAY PICKUP. ORDER BY FRIDAY FOR SATURDAY PICKUP.
ALL WHOLE FISH ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, PLEASE ORDER AND RESERVE ONE DAY IN ADVANCE.
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HAVE A PARTY….CRAWFISH SEASON IS COMING TO AN END SOON!!!
ALL NEW EQUIPMENT HAS ARRIVED!!
CRAWFISH COOKING POTS:
ALL NEW CRAWFISH COOKING POTS W/BASKETS, DOUBLE JET BURNERS AND STAINLESS STEEL PADDLES:
ANOTHER SHIPMENT ARRIVES THIS WEEK.
  60 QT:  105.00
  80 QT:  130.00
100 QT:  175.00
120 QT:  204.00
DOUBLE JET BURNER: 63.00(THE BEST AVAILABLE)
42″ STAINLESS PADDLES: 22.00
PLUS TAXES.
NO PRICE INCREASES IN THREE YEARS.
ALL COOKING POTS INCLUDE BASKETS.
ALL COOKING POTS ARE MADE FROM HEAVY DUTY COMMERCIAL GRADE ALUMINUM.
WE ALSO RENT OUR CRAWFISH COOKING EQUIPMENT: 25.00 PER DAY.(burner, pot and basket) (YOU PROVIDE THE GAS)
 
I know we have most anything in seafood that anyone would be looking for or needing. If you don’t see it, let us know and we’ll be happy to locate it and bring it in for you.
We have all the Gulf Shrimp you would need in four sizes. 21-25 ct. 16-20 ct, 10-15 ct, 8-10 ct. (CT: HOW MANY IN A POUND) (ALL SHELL ON)
We carry over 20 varieties of fish. If we don’t have it, it’s probably not available.
We also keep in stock Sausages, Boudin’s, Crab Cakes, stuffed crab, PLENTY of Shell fish, including Frog Legs and Soft Shell Crabs, Conch meat, oysters in the shell and already shucked oysters, Sea and Bay Scallops, Louisiana crawfish tail meat, alligator tail meat, Gulf Crab meat and so much more.(JUMBO LUMP, REGULAR LUMP, CLAW MEAT AND CRAB FINGERS)
Our peeled and deveined shrimp come in 7 different sizes with and without tail on.
We have an extensive product line that’s hard to believe.
We carry the largest King Crab legs available, largest Snow Crab Clusters available, clams, mussels, claw meat, lump, jumbo lump and crab fingers.
We keep in stock most all sizes of Lobster tails from Maine to the Caribbean to Australia.
We also keep in stock on a daily basis, Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Ettoufee and Shrimp Creole.(30 oz and 4# trays)
We even carry the Original Natchitoches Crawfish Pies and Meat Pies.
If you haven’t tried our Capt’n Dave’s Special Season Shrimp, you’re in for a treat.
We cook all day long and I know you will love them.
We also have the best (Cajun Crab Dip)you’ll ever eat. You’ve got to try some!!
We have so many items it’s very hard to display all of them in this newsletter.
Please drop by the store or call if you are looking for something special.
Live Lobsters are also available on a daily basis if you order them by 11:00 A.M. except on Sunday. We can hold over Live Lobsters for pick up on Sunday if needed. 
DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, RESERVE YOUR ORDER NOW!!
WE HATE IT WHEN WE HAVE TO SAY  “WE’RE SORRY” BUT WE ARE SOLD OUT.
We hope to see everyone this week!!
PLEASE COME BY THE STORE TO SEE ALL THE MANY ITEMS WE SELL IN OUR STORE. YOU WILL BE AMAZED.
I believe we have anything you are looking for. You’ll be surprised.
 
Take care and thanks!
David Conger
Capt’n Dave’s
972-424-3474
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