Eating is about to get soft in the Lowcountry.

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From a fishing aspect, spring is not usually a captains favorite time of year due to high winds and unpredictable weather. However, there are some upsides to the transition into summer, softshell crabs and fresh shrimp.

"The magic number is 70 degrees", said Shem Creek shrimper Tommy Edwards. It looks like this year is going to be a good one for local shrimpers.

The soft-shell sandwich is a Marsh Wear favorite and now is the time, deep fried of course.

This is a crab shedding

Posted by WhiteBoot Warriors on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Eater Charleston dishes on three places in Charleston known for good softies, and we couldn't agree more. 

Amen Street
East Bay seafood restaurant Amen Street will sell you a soft-shell.

The Grocery
Chef Kevin Johnson counts down the days to softie season and this year he wood-roasts them with spring vegetables, baby arugula, and pancetta vinaigrette.

Leon's Oyster Shop
Leon's Oyster Shop serves soft-shell crabs (and soft-serve ice cream).

Logan Roberts
Logan Roberts