These trips are perfect for the family and for a group of adults. We crab within just a few miles from shore.
Each angler is allowed to take home up to ten dungeness crab.
Our crab gear is already out in the ocean fishing for you. When we set out for the day we stop at the crab gear (we refer to as our crab farm) and pull the pots one by one with a hydraulic winch called a crab block. Once the crab pot is on the boat we empty out the crab, replace the old bait with new and send it back down on the same spot to be pulled again another day. These crab are BIG too running at about two pound average per crab.
Make sure you bring a big enough container to accommodate all your crab. A five-gallon bucket will usually hold about eight crab. Depending on how you care for your crab, they can stay alive until the next day. They should be cooked then the uneaten crab can be frozen just like the crab you see at the grocery store. It will stay good in the freezer in a Ziploc type bag for a month. Vacuum sealing the crab will last a year or more. Remember, you have to cook the crab before you can freeze it and it should be cooked while still alive.
A new regulation has been adopted by California Fish & Wildlife requiring anyone fishing for crab must obtain a “Recreational Crab Trap Validation” in addition to having a basic fishing license. Both the basic fishing license and the validation can be purchased on CFW’s website at California License Sales