Okay, so after a really enjoyable Listing Appointment the other morning (Thank you, Mike & Sheryl!), my oldest son, Ben, and his buddy, Josh, finally talked me into taking our boat out for some late season Crabbing. Normally, the crabbing season here in Washington State goes from around July 1st to the end of Labor Day weekend. But when the post-season catch tally is lower than the Department of Fish & Wildlife’s estimated allotment, they have been known to extend the season into the Winter months.
We only live about 10 minutes from the public boat launch at Miami Beach on Hood Canal WA, and one of the prime Crabbing spots in the Puget Sound WA area.
Call me a ‘Wimp’ or a ‘Wussie’ or whatever non-hacker term you wish, but I’m the first one to admit that I’m a ‘Fair Weather’ Crabber.
Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the playful pursuit of pulling up these ‘snap-happy’ bottom-dwelling crustaceans. There are fewer things on the planet better tasting than freshly caught, cooked, and cracked Dungeness Crab!
But taking my boat out onto Hood Canal when its SNOWING, well, there’s just something wrong with THAT picture! I don’t care how much you like eating crab!!!
Granted, it’s not as life-threatening and perilous as pulling up Alaskan King Crabs in the Bering Sea on Discovery Channel’s ”Deadliest Catch.” But in both instances, I’d rather just observe from the cozy comforts of my recliner, nestled up to a blazing fire, remote in hand.
However, I certainly can’t pass up on a good ‘male-bonding’ event with my first-born son! And even though certain unmentionable parts of my body were severely frozen, our bountiful catch of 15 was well worth the trip!
Maybe I should run out to Sportsman’s Warehouse in Silverdale WA and pick up some electric socks?Share on Facebook