It felt so good to be back on Puget Sound this weekend! It’s been a while, in fact it’s been two months, but who’s counting?! Crabbing season opened back up in many of Puget Sound’s marine areas on December 1, and we took advantage of a calm weather window to soak some pots and enjoy time on the water.
Luckily, we had the foresight to fill our freezers with bags of salmon carcasses from the summer salmon season, and were prepared for a winter opener. Ross, Jan and I met at the boat in the morning, worked on a few boat fixes, and headed out for a half day. We brought with us 6 crab pots and soaked them for 2 hours. 15 keeper Dungeness Crab, all well over the 6.25″ minimum size! I’m looking forward to a few more days before the Puget Sound winter crab season is scheduled to close on December 31.
All hardshell, pots dropped at 50′ to 80′, bait was a mix of salmon carcasses, herring heads that were left over from salmon mooching trips, and some chicken. Get out there when the weather allows!