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Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« on: June 08, 2016, 01:18:25 PM »
If you check the 2016 regs they're now listed.  Only thing I can find online suggests someone found some once up in Bellingham bay.  Anyone ever see any of these in Puget Sound?  It sounds like they're becoming more prevalent down here, at least enough so that they're listed with their own separate limit.

How deep do you find them?  Sounds like they mud critters?  Now I want to eat one.

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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 01:26:59 PM »
They are in the strait.  The commercial crabbers catch them every now and then.  Usually in the deeper.

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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 02:40:49 PM »
Puget Sound King Crab too.

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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 02:42:41 PM »
Where are they listed in the regs?
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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 02:46:50 PM »
Where are they listed in the regs?

Look at the 2016 regs... the crab section sets size restrictions and limits for snow crabs... well "Tanner" crab technically.

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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 02:52:53 PM »
WDFW website, click on shell fish, crab then type in "tanner crab" in the search box.

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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 03:22:50 PM »
Is a tanner crab the same thing as a snow crab?
I always thought they were different.
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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2016, 03:24:29 PM »
Is a tanner crab the same thing as a snow crab?
I always thought they were different.
I always thought that there were like three species of crab that get labeled "snow crab" when they roll out on your plate.  :dunno:
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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2016, 03:26:16 PM »
Snows, could be Tanners, Opilio or Bairdi?
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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2016, 03:33:26 PM »
Naming convention seems a little fishy... basically Snow Crab gets applied to either when they come on the consumer market.  Opilio's are smaller, but they're very similar critters.

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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2016, 03:35:39 PM »
They specifically say tanner crab in the update unless I missed something?

Now anyone have any ideas on how to catch them? And where they are in the sound? Should you change to a different pot? I think it'd be fun to bring home a limit of tanners on top of Dungeness .


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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2016, 03:41:58 PM »
Snows, could be Tanners, Opilio or Bairdi?
That is what I was told at some point.  :dunno:
This post is not being stated as fact, just something I was told once.  :tup:
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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2016, 03:44:02 PM »
Snows, could be Tanners, Opilio or Bairdi?
That is what I was told at some point.  :dunno:
This post is not being stated as fact, just something I was told once.  :tup:
That is correct , they just lump all of them together when they go to market. Apparently "snow crab " sounds more appealing then tanner or bairdi to consumers.


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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2016, 03:47:06 PM »
They specifically say tanner crab in the update unless I missed something?

Now anyone have any ideas on how to catch them? And where they are in the sound? Should you change to a different pot? I think it'd be fun to bring home a limit of tanners on top of Dungeness .


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Re: Tanner or "Snow" Crab in Puget Sound?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2016, 03:47:51 PM »
They specifically say tanner crab in the update unless I missed something?

Now anyone have any ideas on how to catch them? And where they are in the sound? Should you change to a different pot? I think it'd be fun to bring home a limit of tanners on top of Dungeness .


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That's kind of what I was afraid of.


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