The Quadfather wrote:Is nobobdy crabbing the winter season this year? I am not hearing any chatter. I expect to go out to the North portion of area 10 next week. Somebody tell me something good.
What a time of year though to be on the open water. My boat is totally open.
I have been wondering the exact same thing about crab and winter blackmouth. Although I haven't had as many opportunities lately to get out there as I had a few months back, I am a bit surprised to not see any reports for either species. I do understand if this recent cold weather or all the wind we have had the last several weeks is responsible but usually some brave the elements. I have recently seen trucks towing boats towards the launch where I live when I am on my way to work in the early morning but obviously those who are fishing are not posting reports. These crisp clear mornings we have had here lately, including this morning make me want to get out there except it's so darn cold that I'm not sure I want to freeze my butt off in hopes of catching a few crab or maybe a hatchery king. I am buying a propane heater attachment (I already have the propane tank) so I will have heat on board very soon. I also fixed the snaps around the window frame of my Hewescraft so the top/sides are back on and will hold the heat in once I get the heater. Anyway, I'm glad you brought this up. I was curious as well. Hope you are well.