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Opening Day Crab 2008

July 2, 2008
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Hat Island, Washington 07-02-08 01:00 PM ( about 4 hours )

Launched out of Everett opening day for crab, Set 4 pots at varied depths from 50-80 feet off the south side of Hat, after the first set we kept only 2 legal crab which came from the deepest pot (culled 15-20 sub legal, soft or females from each pot). Moved west toward Whidbey and decided to set the pots all a little deeper from 70-90 feet. Allowed them to soak about 90 minutes with salmon, chicken and turkey parts and hauled in 3 limits in 3 pots and let the rest go! Several of the crab that were culled were barely sub legal the 6-1/4" measurement (within 1/16") a good sign for the future! Had a great day and some tasty crab the next few days. Can't wait to get back out on the water! Pictures courtesy of my daughter Sara;)

Catches

15 Kept Dungeness crab
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Comments

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earlybird wrote: (about 12 years ago)
HEY where's the photo - that ain't no crab! I never crab that deep, too much pulling and I only have 60' of rope :)
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Stumpy wrote: (about 12 years ago)
I only have 100' of rope, but the key to not getting worn out is a pot puller. Here are a couple of the crab battling in the bucket of doom :)

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