Dungeness Crabbing in Puget Sound, Seattle

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  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The first weekend in Jully, 2011 was a nice time for crabbing in Puget Sound. I went with friends Tim and Marguerite and went in their boat through the Hiram M. Chittendend Locks into the water just off of Ballard in Seattle. I met them at Stimson Marina and move out in the boat, headed for crabbing.

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    Tim and Marguerite

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    Tim at the wheel

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    First you bait with chicken

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    Drop the pots over with buoys.

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    Wait a while, enjoy the sun and friends


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    Viola! Go back and pull up the Dungeness crabs!

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  3. Terry

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    Coming back, the water from the Sound is lower then Lake Union and Lake Washington.
    The boats move in between the "gates", and water is released from the lake into the locks. The water fills and soon we are at the same level as the lake. They open the upper gate and off we go.

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  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    When I saw the title, I was wondering who the Dungeness was and what was she crabbing about. I try to keep the wench in the dungeon happy.

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