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Name: sinkerswim Date: November 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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Got a later start than I wanted. Didn't get on the water until about 1pm. Launched out of Boston Harbor and dropped 2 pots off with a salmon head in each and a few chicken legs.
Decided to do a little exploring and buzzed over to Eld Inlet and down towards Kennedy Creek. Got a late start and didn't have a whole lot of time for fishing before we had to make the run back up to Boston Harbor. Those chum jumping all around you can get a bit frustrating LOL.

Had 6 Red Rock Crab and 1 large Dungeness in the first pot. Ended up throwing back 2 rock crab, one was to small and the other was completely covered in barnacles and missing a claw. 2nd pot and 2 Red Rock Crab and an unhealthy looking starfish.

The weather was flat out amazing for November. Didn't put my jacket on until we were almost done. Granted standing up when we were doing 30mph down Eld Inlet it did get a bit chilly :)

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Name: bruceka49 Date: October 27, 2014 Rating:
 
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Haven't seen any recent posts for crab in area 13 but wanted to take advantage of a break in the weather to get on the water somewhere.
Put one pot in by the green can and other in Oro bay off Anderson Island. Both pots had turkey legs securely anchored in their bait bag.
Went off for a couple of hours sight seeing around the west side of Mcneill Island. Beautiful day for wandering around Puget Sound!
Got back to the pot in Oro Bay at 3:15 to find three reds. I'm particular about my crab target so back in they went. I had high hopes for some dungies as I headed back for the green can. Btw, there were no pots there when I dropped mine. I was happy to find my pot (I had lost two there earlier this year). I was very disappointed to find my pot clean as a whistle. The bait bag was open and the turkey leg gone. I wouldn't have been surprised by females, too small, reds, seaweed or starfish. I was very surprised to find a pristine pot without my bait.

Anyone tell me what that meant? I have my suspicions...

And, btw there were now a half dozen pots near by and surprisingly no other trailers at the Luhr Beach boat launch.
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Name: bandseeker Date: July 27, 2014 Rating:
 
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Nothing. Lots of bait fish and a few seals, other than that not a salmon around. One other boat trolling and jigging the area and caught nothing. Started fishing at 0500 and left at 0900. Tried some cutthroat fly fishing and got nothing at solo point. Went to the river afterward.
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Name: fishingfoxs Date: June 28, 2014 Rating:
 
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Went out with the family to Joamama Beach to crab. The weather sucked at first with rain and wind at times, but didn't do to bad. 5 Red rocks. Was on the boat dock.
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Name: jefe43 Date: June 21, 2014 Rating:
 
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A friend and I set out for some crab from Joemma Beach on Saturday 21 Jun 2014. We were in my 14 ft Starcraft with 20hp outboard. High Tide was at 2:44 PM and we launched close to 12:30. We were using Danielson $20 24 inch fold up crab traps.

For bait we were running 2 different set ups. For my 2 traps, I was using some shucked butter clams in a cylindrical bait holder, some Herring in a bait bag and a cheap Tilapia from Safeway dangling between the two. My buddy only had a bait cage for each of his traps. He used a can of Purina dog food with holes punched in it and a can of partially opened herring and some shucked butter clams for good measure..

Our first pot was in the water at 1:00. We set it in about 70 ft of water about 1000ft south of the Joemma Docks. We were pretty close to even with the bottom of Whitman Cove. The next trap went in about 50ft of water and about 500ft south of the first trap. The next 2 traps were set in 50-70 ft of water another 1000 ft or so south of the first 2.

We let the traps soak for 2 hours. On the first pull the first trap with the Tilapia had several crab in it. 2 keeper Red Rock crabs and several too small to keep. No dungies. The second trap (dog food) had a few small crab but no keepers. The third trap (tilapia) had several crab with 2 keeper Red Rock. A few small dungies in this pull but no keeper size. The fourth trap (dog food) had a few small and one keeper Red Rock.

So basically 2-0-2-1.

We reset the traps and fished a little more and pulled the traps again after 2 hours. We got 4-0-2-0 Red Rock keepers. In the third there were 2 nice sized female dungies but no keeper males.

We got back to the house, invited some friends over and had a Crab Boil. Good times, good friends, good crab!

This is my first report. Let me know if it is too terrible format wise.
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Name: Larry3215 Date: June 11, 2014 Rating:
 
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After trying depths from 100 - 160 feet earlier in the week, we moved to one pot at 65 feet, one at 100' and 2 at 175'-180'

2 small red rock is all we got today.

There were a lot fewer pots out today than earlier in the week. There have been fewer pots each day we went out, so Im assuming most others are also having terrible success here.

Waiting for Commencement Bay to open now and hoping it is better....
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Name: Larry3215 Date: June 10, 2014 Rating:
 
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We set 4 pots yesterday afternoon in Wollochet Bay near Gig Harbor. We went from 100' - 160' deep using chicken legs as bait with some pellets added for good measure. Pulled the pots today after a little over 24 hour soak.

Keepers = 2 dungies and 8 red rock. There were maybe 40-50 small females all total.

On the way out we noticed a lot of what I'm assuming are tribal pots. The buoys are mostly red with a few white or blue or other odd ball colors thrown in. They were all in much deeper water - up to 220+ ft. We had read recently that it might be a good idea to start trying deeper - due to the tribal crabbing. So we set pots yesterday a little deeper than our normal 50'-125'. That didnt work out as well as we hoped so we reset today to 175' and more out in the main channel between Gig Harbor and Fox Island. Further out than most others in the area but not as far out as the tribal pots.

We will see how tomorrow goes....
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Name: Larry3215 Date: June 09, 2014 Rating:
 
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Decided to throw out some crab pots during the early crab season in area 13. Dropped 4 pots in the mouth of Wollochet Bay near Gig Harbor with a bunch of other folks. We had fair success there last year. I'll let you all know how the crabbing turns out tomorrow :)

As long as we were out we decided to try for lings at Toliva Shoal. We went over to the Chambers Creek area and caught some sand dabs and then motored over to Toliva during the late slack tide. We got skunked! Not even a dog fish!

There were three other boats trying the same thing at different times while we were out there and we didnt see anyone else bring anything in either.
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Name: nwtoolman Date: June 04, 2014 Rating:
 
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Went out with the kayak, was planning on spending several hours but that didn't work. I dropped one cage baited with stocker trout, then rowed about another 100 yards and dropped the crab ring. After 30 minutes I pulled up the ring with 4 keeper red rock, and 1 dungie. I figured I better go get the trap probably have a limit, but no 1 red rock in the trap. I think the secret was they were getting tied up in my bait box in the ring, oh well crab boil tonight.
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Name: Salmonslammin14 Date: June 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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Launched at pt defiance and headed south! Got 4 limits of big red rock crabs but only 1 keeper dungy lots of under sized and wrong sex. All in all good day as my 4 year old son hunter is a pro crabber helping bait the traps, throwing buoys over and tossing back the little guys.
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