Visiting Kamp Klamath?  Try crabbing in Crescent City, CA

How about some free food!    If you're tired of paying way too much for half a crab in a highly average restaurant, why not just go get your own fresh Dungeness crab right out of the ocean? 

From Kamp Klamath, in Klamath, California, it's a beautiful 20 mile drive by the ocean and through the redwoods to Crescent City.  On our way to visit the lighthouse, we saw different groups of people crabbing off the wharf right next to it.   I've never seen it done before and The Gibson family was happy to explain what they were doing.




Fish heads, chicken gone bad, salmon parts.   A recipe for gooood eatin'....








The crab ring is attached to a line of nylon rope that is tied to the railings of the wharf.  Toss the ring with the bait inside like a frisbee so it gets out there a bit....





Every so often, check the ring by pulling it up by the nylon rope as quickly as you can.  The force of the water keeps the crabs in the ring.






He checks the sex of the crab.  If it's a female, you must throw it back.  








Yeah!  Add to the bucket...dinner is going to be great tonight!




BTW: Wanna know how to do this yourself?  I found this great website about crabbing that has more information that I can relay....It's really laid out well and explains all you need to know including rules and regulations...
http://crabbing.tonyjiang.com/checklist.htm

Here's where you go if you want to try crabbing yourself when you're in the Kamp Klamath/Crescent City, California area:

"B" Street Pier:  Take Highway 101 to Front Street, go west on Front Street to B Street, go south (left) on B Street to the pier.

Supplies:
Englund Marine located at 201 Citizen's Dock Road in Crescent City.  707-951-0119
Crab rings there are $21.95... http://www.englundmarine.com/


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