Chaos — Crab Season, Pots Out


Crab Pots ready for the first catch, Pillar Point, CA, Nov, 2016

At Pillar Point Harbor, the traps are out for the start of the Dungeness crab season in California. The local paper outlines the chaotic rules followed by fishermen:

October 31, 2016    Headlines: Crabbing Opens Nov. 5th

In most years over 50-60% of all commercial crabs are harvested in the first 10 days.

The Dungeness crab recreational season starts this Saturday. Party and sport boats are in a dilemma as to how to observe the rule that will be enforced this year with the crab pots not being able to be set until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday morning. A few boats will be heading out in the middle of the night to dump their pots, but this creates a dangerous option in addition to captains being limited to 12 hours at the wheel.

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Here is a gallery of photos of the fleet that were taken the day before Crab Season started.

Follow this link if you’re curious about fishing for Dungeness Crab: Pots, Bait and Strategies.


It’s been a long wait, Pillar Point Harbor, Nov, 2016

Cheers, Carto

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