The moment everyone has been waiting for has arrived and crab season is officially open in Birch Bay (Marine Area 7 North – Gulf of Georgia). Birch Bay is known for its amazing Dungeness crab and crabbers enjoy being able to catch and cook fresh crab on the same day. Crabbing can be accomplished by dropping crab pots by boat during designated days or some people wade into the water to catch them by hand. A proper fishing/crabbing license is required in the state of Washington and can be purchased at any of the designated local license retailers. Anyone age 15 and over is required to have a fishing or shellfishing license to fish for crab in Washington state.
Be safe and courteous on the water and observe the rules and most of all, enjoy the crab!
For more information visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Website – https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfishing-regulations/crab/seasons-areas/north-gulf-georgia
Our Birch Bay Crabbing page – https://birchbaywa.org/birch-bay-crabbing/