Hood Canal Real Estate – Hood Canal to Open Early for Crabbing!

Hood Canal Real Estate, Hood Canal Properties, Hood Canal Homes, Hood Canal Lots, http://www.hoodcanalliving.com, Tahuya Real Estate, Union Real Estate, Belfair Real Estate
Five areas of Puget Sound are scheduled to open in June for summer recreational crab-fishing seasons, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced May 31.
State and tribal fishery managers concur that legal-size Dungeness crab would reach hard-shell condition by the June opening dates, according to a press release, allowing those areas to open a month earlier than most other crab fisheries in Puget Sound.
Areas scheduled to open in June include: Marine Area 13 (south Puget Sound), open 6 a.m. June 2 through Sept. 5. Crabbing allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Marine Areas 4 (Neah Bay), 5 (Sekiu) and 12 (Hood Canal), open 6 a.m. June 16 through Sept. 5. Crabbing allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The northern section of Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet), open 6 a.m. June 16 through Sept. 5 in waters north of the Hood Canal Bridge to a line connecting Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point. Crabbing allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Most other areas will open for recreational crab fishing in July and August, although test fisheries are scheduled in coming weeks to determine whether those fisheries can open sooner, said Rich Childers, WDFW shellfish policy lead. Childers noted that test fisheries in Hood Canal continue to show that crab are far more abundant north of Ayock Point.
All areas open for crab fishing are posted at
Hood Canal Real Estate, Hood Canal Properties, Hood Canal Homes, Hood Canal Lots, http://www.hoodcanalliving.com, Tahuya Real Estate, Union Real Estate, Belfair Real Estate