3 0 obj When you find a crab hotspot, you’ll know. Detailed Description. Puget Sound Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. 1 0 obj Bring out your 2-4 pots (I usually have 4 as I often go with my brother), string them along in 4 different depths and spots. This species is known to be a favorite prey item of Enteroctopus dofleini, the giant Pacific octopus. In the beginning, crab as close to your house as you can and begin to explore outwards to further beaches and see what works. x��\[��F�~7��Џ����y[�q�ǻ0�u|�q����f��H��fv��O}U͛F�1E�]]]ׯ�����������O������wʶ"����uUs���ﺖ)7T��X���(�|��o���������RZ��uk[�m;��2��H׌����? The male can often been seen guarding females until molting during this time. <> Puget Sound is one of the best places to go Dungeness crabbing in the United States. Cancer productus is carnivorous and in Puget Sound will crush barnacles with its large pincers for consumption. The last criteria are just something I’ve seen over the years. It inhabits mid-intertidal waters to 79 m depth. Visit my online Contributions page for more information on how to support Made In Puget Sound® Red Rock Crab in Puget Sound Video Optimized for iPhone and Android on YouTube. A funny thing happened as I attempted to catch crabs with what I was billing to others as the “least effective way possible.” It worked. <> Coastal crabbing opportunities are managed separately from Puget Sound. In fact, I’ve noticed pockets of red rock and groups of Dungeness located mere yards apart on the water. Put simply, I’ve had a great spot year after year but suddenly, next season it can be crap. In fact, I’ve noticed pockets of red rock and groups of Dungeness located mere yards apart on the water. It’s not a bad idea to see about buying a NOAA chart for the most accurate info that you can take with you. Cancer productus, one of several species known as the Red Rock Crab, is a crab of the genus Cancer found on the western coast of North America. A Red Rock Crab (Romaleon antennarium) captured in a beach seine during a 2012 Bainbridge Island larval forage fish survey.This survey focused on the abundance, habitat use, and food habits of larval forage fish (surf smelt and sand lance) and was conducted by scientists from the Columbia River Research Laboratory -Western Fisheries Research Center. Apr 6, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by Harsh Lowe. Big, meaty and delicious these crabs are plentiful in the Puget Sound region and we will give you the knowledge you need to catch, clean and cook these as well as their under appreciated cousins the Red Rock Crab. I’ve found that in many cases going deeper than that can be more hassle than it’s worth, just as many crabs are found in the shallower regions of bays anyways.