Everett Winter Crabbing Haul
Crabbing has always been one of my favorite things to do on Puget Sound, but I can’t say that I have ever been crabbing in the winter. That changed today.
Getting Cold and Salty on Puget Sound
I’ve always been a saltwater nut, but have spent almost no time on Puget Sound during the winter months. Previously, I have always headed west during the winter. Chasing after the Olympic Peninsula’s Winter Steelhead. This year the fortune of owning a saltwater boat, decent weather and some pretty good marine fishing options have shifted my course a little.
Winter Weather and Puget Sound
These weathermen never seem to get it right. We had a forecast for 10-20 knot winds and a couple feet of wind chop, but showed up to Everett’s 10th Street Boat Ramp to calm water and not a lick of wind. It was absolutely beautiful out today!
Soaking Crab Pots
I’ve made a few trips out crabbing this year, and today was a good one. John, Jerome and I headed to the south end of Camano Island for our first soak, which turned out to be a bust. Then we moved closer to Everett.
We soaked our pots off the mouth of the Snohomish River for a few hours and loaded up on some sweet Puget Sound Dungeness Crab. I cleaned out some freezer-burned salmon fillets and some left over summer crab bait.
I aimed at getting all of our pots in the 75 to 95 foot zone. The ones that drifted in a little shallow, and the deeper ones produced mediocre results. But the pots that we got into that perfect zone gave us some great hauls!
Two pulls. Three limits of crab! We will take it!