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2011 Crab Season opens November 15

Cynsa Nov 5, 2011 07:45 AM

Midnight last night was the opening of the recreational season for crab in the Bay Area. On November 15 the commercial season begins. Let's hope for a good catch and have Dungeness crab on the Thanksgiving table.

  1. Ruth Lafler Nov 5, 2011 01:32 PM

    They're predicting a good season!

    1. tpc Nov 5, 2011 02:22 PM

      Mussels sport harvesting season opened a few days back:


      1. baron45 Nov 5, 2011 06:06 PM

        The charter boats I checked had limits of crab today, although it was windy and the ocean was a bit lumpy.

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        1. re: baron45
          Shrinkrap Nov 5, 2011 06:12 PM

          Yayyyyyy! Who will start the price thread?

          1. re: Shrinkrap
            ML8000 Nov 5, 2011 07:08 PM

            You start it!

            1. re: ML8000
              Shrinkrap Nov 5, 2011 07:31 PM

              Me and my big mouth!

              1. re: Shrinkrap
                shanghaikid Nov 5, 2011 07:58 PM

                ranch 99 newark is now selling crab @ 5.99/lb. use this as a reference point.

                1. re: shanghaikid
                  Shrinkrap Nov 5, 2011 08:13 PM

                  Sigh......shall I assume they get theirs where my Country Square Market does? Obviously not this years commercial crabs....

                  I am in Vacaville, and I swear, that is my only source!

                  I'm on it.....

                  1. re: Shrinkrap
                    pamf Nov 6, 2011 11:09 AM

                    What about Nugget? They will not have a super low price, but their seafood quality is always great.

                    BTW, Are we talking live crab or cooked?

                    1. re: pamf
                      Shrinkrap Nov 6, 2011 08:03 PM

                      Nugget Is good for a lot of things, but not where I go for live crab. Country Square is where I go for most of my seafood by the way.

                      1. re: Shrinkrap
                        pamf Nov 6, 2011 11:25 PM

                        I had a look at the Country Square web site and it looks really great. I do not think that it was opened yet when I was living in Vacaville (2004-2006). I will definitely check it out next time I am up there for a visit.

                    2. re: Shrinkrap
                      Robert Lauriston Nov 6, 2011 11:31 AM

                      Any live crabs you see around are this year's, they're just not local. Currently I think they're coming in from Alaska.

                      1. re: Robert Lauriston
                        Shrinkrap Nov 7, 2011 12:35 AM

                        Thank you. I meant not from the 2011 season that opens Nov 15.

                        1. re: Shrinkrap
                          Robert Lauriston Nov 7, 2011 08:51 AM

                          You can tell live local crabs have arrived in force if the price drops.

          2. pikawicca Nov 5, 2011 06:37 PM

            Man, that seems late. Am I disremembering, or didn't the season to begin in October back in the day?

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            1. re: pikawicca
              Shrinkrap Nov 5, 2011 06:45 PM

              Check out the related discussions below. Posts dated 11/1 in 2008, and 11/15 in 2010.

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