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$12#


When the market is flooded. You aren't paying that now.


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re: Good day crabbing!
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You are allowed 12 each? Dang. When we were in Seattle a couple years ago I was thinking it was 4 or 6 each? I can't remember, yeah I know you are in Oregon and Seattle is Washington.



Puget Sound is anywhere from 4-6 depending on zone and year and they have to be 6.25" across. WA folks crabbing the Columbia are allowed 10 so most everyone buys an Oregon license for 10 more bucks and can now keep 12 males. These have to be 5.75" across.

We didn't keep 1 under 6 and most were bigger. We caught almost 50 in our pots and kept the 36 best ones.


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re: Good day crabbing!
Pots been soaking an hour. Mean while we've picked up 5 keepers using the crabhawk traps.


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re: Good day crabbing!
Awesome man. For those of us that have never crabbed for Dungeness, tell us about it. Depth? Water temp? Bait? Size restrictions Etc. Do you catch any other species? How many pots do you set out? Do you make them?


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. Depth? Water temp? Bait? Size restrictions Etc


Depth can vary but we crab in 25'-36'. Water temp isn't an issue unless it's too warm. If it is we have red tide issues and the state will shut it down. Currently it's 60°.

We use chicken thighs marinated in pro cure oil that's made for crabbing. We also use razor clams and shad.

Can only keep males and a size minimum of 5 3/4".

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Do you catch any other species? How many pots do you set out? Do you make them?


Sometimes red rock crab but typically just dungy. Out in the ocean I'm sure they get lots of red rock. You're allowed 3 pots per person. Mine are bought from someone who made them but my buddy just started making them and they killed.



All done, got our 24!

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LSUintheNW
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You need to put those on ice. They won't last long in your toolbox.



Missed this, yeah we aren't noobs but thanks.

It's actually a fish box.


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re: Good day crabbing!
So how do yall cook'em?

Do a basic crab boil like we do down here or yall steam them and layer the old bay on top of them?


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re: Good day crabbing!
What time? I'll stop and get beer.


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So how do yall cook'em?

Do a basic crab boil like we do down here


When I'm alone I do mine like we do. Otherwise it's mainly salt, bay leaves, and some light zatarains crab boil.

Just some garlic butter to dip.

A bunch of these will just be cleaned and saved for dips, cakes etc.


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What time? I'll stop and get beer.


I'll be home in an hour, best hurry. I fly out tonight.


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re: Good day crabbing!
So is it pretty common to get your limit. How prevalent are they in your area? Do they make their way upriver?


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So is it pretty common to get your limit.


For us it is, we know some holes. We see plenty of people with very little. Talked to a guy yesterday with a 24 hour soak get 4 keepers out of 6 pots.

Eta....we had 20-25 crabs in each pot. Mostly juveniles and females. And that was an hour soak and got the rest of our limit off 6 pots.

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How prevalent are they in your area? Do they make their way upriver?


Very. They live in the river and yes more come in with tide changes. We get up to 9' tidal changes there.
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