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Re: Crab!
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2017, 06:26:43 PM »
Jmscon, look at the rules.  Tribal and commercial pots were everywhere last weekend and legal.
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

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Re: Crab!
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2017, 08:50:25 PM »
Jmscon, look at the rules.  Tribal and commercial pots were everywhere last weekend and legal.

February 17, 2017 5:30 PM area 2-E (8-1, 8-2) closed to commercial crabbing.
March 20, 2017 Effective Immediately, area 2-W (9) closed to commercial crabbing.

WAC 220-52-046
Commercial crabbing is allowed in Puget Sound October 1 through April 15

Good luck trying to find out when Tribal fishing is allowed!
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 07:00:07 AM by jmscon »
My interpretation of the rules are open to interpretation.
Once I thought I was wrong but I was mistaken.

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Re: Crab!
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2017, 09:11:19 PM »
as stated earlier in this thread, last week was strictly a tribal opener.......

this was in 8-2 on a 5 hr soak today. had 2 pots out both looked like this, they are there, I just changed up things a little. it is not the slam dunk it was the last couple of years. 


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Re: Crab!
« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2017, 08:36:10 AM »
Found the crab again:


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Re: Crab!
« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2017, 08:52:57 AM »
Same here. Went out yesterday, night and day difference.

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Re: Crab!
« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2017, 02:43:50 PM »
You guys think the huge tides were a factor last weekend?  Seems like they were for me.  If they werent soaking for a couple of slack tides, then there werent any crab in the pots.

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Re: Crab!
« Reply #66 on: July 17, 2017, 08:14:33 PM »
You guys think the huge tides were a factor last weekend?  Seems like they were for me.  If they werent soaking for a couple of slack tides, then there werent any crab in the pots.

Too much current isn't good.  Other than that I haven't found that it matters much.  I don't usually leave the pots for more than 2 hours unless I'm off fishing.  They will find a way out of the pot if you leave them long enough.


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Re: Crab!
« Reply #67 on: July 27, 2017, 11:28:52 AM »
It's turning into a pretty good crab season after all.


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Re: Crab!
« Reply #68 on: July 28, 2017, 11:41:41 AM »
We got about 25 keepers in 4 pots off Camano. Looks like they are back.

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Re: Crab!
« Reply #69 on: July 28, 2017, 04:41:07 PM »
Thats great there are still some crab up north. 8)
Areas 10-13 are overfished and should be closed.

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Re: Crab!
« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2017, 09:24:32 AM »
It's been bad for us in 8-1 also. Tribal guys everywhere
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Re: Crab!
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2017, 08:33:28 AM »
Went yesterday in area 7 , had 30 keepers in a 3 hr soak, kept 20
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Re: Crab!
« Reply #72 on: July 31, 2017, 08:52:41 AM »
Thats great there are still some crab up north. 8)
Areas 10-13 are overfished and should be closed.

I can't speak to the others, but we're still doing fine in 10.  It's not MA 7 good, but it never has been.  Pretty crazy to me how many pots are out in any given weekend, but there's still keepers to be had.  We got 9 yesterday in 4 pots x two pulls.  A few were 7+ inches.   :dunno:

Headed to MA 7 on Friday.  That's always a different story. 

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Re: Crab!
« Reply #73 on: July 31, 2017, 08:56:09 AM »
Fished 8-1 yesterday for a quickie and did ok.  Tons just below legal but we did get our legal ones and they were much larger than legal.  It certainly paid to have good bait and fish where others weren't.

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Re: Crab!
« Reply #74 on: August 06, 2017, 04:51:42 PM »
8-1 again with some friends in town, averaging 1.5 keepers per pot.  Not red hot, but plenty of crab for immediate use.  Having your pots in during the slack really helped with the tides this weekend.

 

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