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Area 8-2 Ports Susan and Gardner Report
Washington

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07/02/2015
81° - 85°
Other
Crab
Sunny
Bait Only
Morning
07/04/2015
5
600

Had all intentions of avoiding the throngs in the Everett jetty area by heading to Camano Island to drop our pots & do some clam digging. About 1/2 way there, the big outboard bogged down & then the little outboard wouldn't start. So much for Camano! We were in about 60' of water off the south west side of Hat Island. Threw our 4 pots out & drifted with the outgoing tide. Pulled the first one after an hour & not a thing. Pulled the next 3 & got 4 keeper dungies. Soaked them again for an hour & had to cull the smaller legals for the bigger ones! Could barely pull them up. Wouldn't think you would do good on such a lousy tide.
We limped back to the Everett launch & joined the "circus" to wait for a spot to dock & retrieve. Looked like the Fisheries boys & gals were having a field day writing tickets. Don't know how much longer the season will stay good with so much pressure. It looked like the "great armada" out there with a bouy everywhere you looked.


Comments

Why2Fish
7/5/2015 10:13:00 AM
It's quite a shame that with so much water around the greater puget sound and lake washington that there are so few decent launches. Single lane gravel launches don't accommodate very well
Bobber_Dogging_Gal
7/5/2015 12:39:00 PM
What a jungle boat launches are come crabbing season. Keeping in mind there are many inexperienced or downright negligent crabbers out there. Not to spawn undue concern, it's worth keeping an eye on your expensive gear. Stick buoys are great for spotting at a distance.
Bobber_Dogging_Gal
7/5/2015 12:43:00 PM
We're looking for responsible boaters to crab north 8-2 with a few times a month. We have all gear and can chip in a reasonable amount.
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