Crabbing the Puget Sound

 

Tagging along on a friends fishing boat, I spent a sunny afternoon on the Puget Sound. After dropping three large crab traps in different locations, we went for a cruise. With the skyline of Seattle in the distance and the salty ocean spray misting my face; it was nothing shy of a wonderful afternoon. About an hour later, we went back to check out our catch. Pulling up the traps, there were about eight crabs in each cage. Dumping them onto the deck, the captain weeded out females and crabs that were to small to legally take home. Each male crab was then measured to make sure it met Washington state crabbing laws. The cooler began to fill, with each trap brought back to the surface. We jetted back to the harbor after retrieving all traps, bringing back twelve healthy crabs. It was time for a feast!