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Nov 5, 2011 07:45 AM

2011 Crab Season opens November 15

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.

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  1. They're predicting a good season!

    1. Mussels sport harvesting season opened a few days back:

      1. 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

          Yayyyyyy! Who will start the price thread?

              1. re: Shrinkrap

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

                1. re: shanghaikid

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                      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

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

                        1. re: Shrinkrap

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

          1. 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

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