Winter Recreational Crabbing - Willapa Marine & Outdoor

Winter Recreational Crabbing

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Two additional marine areas of Puget Sound (Marine Area 9 & 12) will reopen on December 20th for recreational crab fishing and remain open through January 31, 2020. In each of these two areas crabbing will be allowed seven days a week. 
In addition, between January 1 - January 31, 2020, in the portions of Puget Sound that remain open, recreational crabbers will not be required to possess a Puget Sound Dungeness crab endorsement or record Dungeness crab retained on a Catch Record Card. 

Crabbing opportunities are now available in the following areas:

  • Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line (through Dec. 31)

  • Marine Area 5 (Sekiu) (through Dec. 31)

  • Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait) (through Dec. 31)

  • Marine Area 7 (San Juans, Bellingham, Gulf of Georgia) (through Dec. 31)

  • The remaining portion of Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) (through Dec. 31)

  • Marine Area 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay) (through Jan. 31 2020)

  • Marine Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner) (through Jan. 31 2020)

  • Marine Area 9 (Between Hood Canal Bridge and a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point; Port Gamble, Port Ludlow) (Dec. 20 - Jan. 31, 2020)

  • Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal north of Ayock Point)  (Dec. 20 - Jan. 31, 2020)

For more information on crab seasons, open areas or regulations please check the WDFW website: 

Happy Crabbing!🦀

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