Crabbing on the Pacific Coast!
Dungeness Crab are unique to the Pacific Coast and are considered one of the finest delicacies. Spend a day pulling crab pots and invite over your friends and family for an old fashioned Dungeness Crab boil for a truly Pacific Northwest moment. Dungeness Crab can be caught in the Pacific Ocean but the protected coastal bays and inlets are the most popular and comfortable place to catch a good meal.
Dungeness Crab are found everywhere
Every bay on the Oregon Coast, the entire Puget Sound and San Juan Islands and much of the protected passages in British Columbia and Southeast Alaska offer a great opportunity to catch a crab or two, even from a smaller boat. Nothing signals the Pacific Northwest summer like Dungeness Crab season!
Catching Dungeness Crab from a boat, a pier or the shoreline
Dungeness Crab can be caught with crab pots and crab rings from a boat, with crab rings from a nearby fishing pier, or using castable crab catching snares from the shoreline. There are a few places where locals wade and catch crabs with a special rake. You are in for a fun time harvesting, whatever the method is.