Summer’s coming to an end
~ Wow what a couple months ! Haven’t had much of a chance to blog these past couple months as I’ve been out on the boat most days. Although the weather continues to be spectacular, Fall is rapidly approaching- you can smell it in the air . The summer crab season ended after Labor Day weekend and it will go down in the books as one of the best we’ve seen in recent years. Port Townsend Bay was consistently full of big delicious Dungeness crab and the boat averaged a dozen or so 7-9″ “bucks” for the pots each charter- that’s alot of crab dinners ! Here’s to hoping WDFW will give us a winter season in area 6, 9 and 12 so we can drop pots again while we chase the sea ducks. The local bottomfishing season was good, especially the old sandab “honeyhole”, those fish just carpet the bottom there on most days. Fishing on the Coast out of La Push was spectacular as always. We’ve enjoyed such a variety of folks from all over the country in the cabins and out on charters this past few months and wanted to thank them all for making this a great summer season.
Now we look forward to the hunting season as the geese, puddlers, harlequin ducks and scoters are already arriving back from their breeding areas. The other sea ducks ducks will be soon to follow in October. Bandtail pigeon opens September 15th , youth hunting weekend on the 22nd. The General waterfowl season opens October 13th with a 7 bird limit ( including scaup ! ) so we’re busy getting all the decoys , gear and boats set up for another great season of waterfowl hunting !