Saltwater Westport trip 16-21

Randy G

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May 26, 2009
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Every year I make a couple early fishing/crabbing trips to Westport, weather and tides permitting. I just fish around the south jetty and drop pots in the harbor. I called the WDFW to see if I could crab in Grays Harbor, boy did I get fed a bunch of bullshit! Crabbing in the harbor is closed because crab are testing boarder line for toxins. I was told I can crab in the boat basin, or west of the jetty in the open ocean. I have cheap pots that would get swept away west of the jetty, that's why I drop in the harbor. I was told the crab are eating razor clams in the harbor that's why they have a high toxin level, and in the boat basin there are no clams so the crab are safe to eat. Do you ever get that feeling like someone is blowing smoke up you ass, for I sure did! Got to Westport, perfectly beautiful day, so as I coming out of the boat basin into the harbor what do I see, a sea of commercial crab buoys! Now I know for sure I had smoke blowed up my ass! WTF, I was pissed off all day watching the commercial boats pulling pots. Still had a good day, fishing was slow but steady.
 
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Randy G
Randy G
Sorry, that would be WEST of the jetty!
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Swede

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  • May 2, 2008
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    We know. We’ve been watching this play out since October.... WDFW keep posting toxin levels and testing.
     
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    The Peddler

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    May 28, 2008
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    Apparently we sporties are too stupid to properly clean our crab before cooking them. 🤷‍♂️
     

    Larry S

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    I think we need input from sportie @Chef Patrick or whatever he went by. That guy even argued about not cleaning his crabs. Did shows for someone with him not cleaning his crabs.

    Fuggin gross. Clean and cook them.
    Ya, my buddy cleans them, then steams, then in ice water. Re-heats at home, tossed in garlic & red chilie flake infused butter.
     
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    Larry S

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  • Nov 20, 2017
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    measuring sewage toxin found in our Puget Sound crab
    Dose WDFW include Marine Species Poop% ( sewage toxin) in the Poop they pass on to the Skip's, trying to make a living? Or do they pass on the standard Poop?
     
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    Nosecrets

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    I think that fucking fauchi is also in charge of fisheries. Next they will say that when a crab eats a razor clam it creates a novel corona virus.
     
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