Monday, March 19, 2012
The crabbing has been pretty slow. The one boat that went out over the weekend caught three Dungeness in six pots after an overnight soak. The ospreys are flying around with perch in their talons but neither of the guys that I spoke with had caught any. The rain muddied up the bay, so the leopard sharks have probably moved to the deeper holes for a little while. The clams and cockles have been there for those that try for them. I heard a story about a salmon being caught in a crab pot out in the deep. If it's true, it's a good sign that there's a lot of salmon out there. My rule is to never let the truth get in the way of a good story, so I'll just assume it's true.