Opening day for Puget Sound Spot Prawns was a busy one. We joined the fleet in Marine Area 9 for our shot at bringing home a haul of my favorite local shellfish, the Spot Prawn! I was joined by my folks, as well as my buddy Sean and his girlfriend Claire, we were a motivated crew and had a great day on the water.
I was one of the early birds at the Shilshole Boat Ramp, and cruised in at 6am and pulled right up to the launch. I may have been a little over eager, as I didn’t have my friends and parents meet me until 8am. But by 7am, the launch was a busy place, and the line extended at least 20 boats, waiting their turn to get their boats in the water. I spent the extra time to review the gear and relax, and once my crew showed up we were off to Marine Area 9 near Edmonds.
The weather for opening day was a little mixed, an unwelcomed North wind made the ride up to Edmonds bumpy, but overall it wasn’t too bad. Pots were baited, ready and waiting for the 9am opener. We had everything soaking shortly after and gave it about an hour before pulling our first set. Currents were light, and the weather calmed down in time to pull gear, and while our first pot came up with a dinky 18 Spot Prawns, the second pot came up with over 100, as did the third… and we were excited at the thought of the chance at bringing home limits for all five people. We didn’t have any problem with that, and saw many others around us enjoying some great hauls as well! Anyways, I wanted to get this post up to share a few great pics from the day and encourage you all to get out at least once for this limited season!