Crabbing redux

After doing well last week crabbing, we went back to
the well again, expecting more of the same success.
We were after dungeness and king crab. The tanner
crab season was open, and pots were strung up and down
the channel, but I thought since the crabbers had to
throw back all the dungeness and king crab they’d
catch, we’d still do alright fishing our rings.

To my surprise, we hardly caught any crab at all – not
males or females or undersized crab – just about
nothing. We caught 2 keepers and half a dozen
undersized, but that was it. All I could guess was
that all the crab were in the pots in the channel, as
I’m sure the crabbers bait the heck out of the pots,
and that the crab would be back as soon as they
checked their pots and threw back those species they
were not able to retain. So, we’ll try again next

It was a beautiful winter day, with little breeze and
we could see the sun at times trying to burn through
the high clouds. Much warmer here in the past 2 weeks
than in my hometown of Bolivar, NY in western NY state.

Mark Stopha and Sara Hannan
Alaska Wild Salmon Company
Wild Salmon and Salmon Pet Treats
4455 N. Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801

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