Port Townsend Crabbing
The 2012 Crab season kicked off July 1st this year, open on a 5 days a week schedule and most summer crabbers have been enjoying plenty of these yummy critters in the crab pots. Our charters have been running combination 1/2 day Bottomfishing/ Dungeness Crabbing trips all month and with the weather absolutely spectacular –Captain Dave, deckhand Spencer have been a busy crew aboard the charter boat Siwash. The boat has been launching from the Fort Worden Marine Science Center Pier mid-morning, setting crab pots in Port Townsend Bay and running south to the sand-dab grounds while the pots “soak”.
This time of year Admiralty Inlet and the Strait are alive with bait, birds and all sorts of marine wildlife — our Port Townsend charters have spotted harbor porpoises, river otters, seals and sea lions, a plethora of marine birds and even a minke whale.
In the past week we’ve hosted groups from California, Texas, Indiana and Florida– great times out on the water (and the making of many yummy dinners ) were had by all.