Get out your crab traps again . . .

See the details below, in the WDFW notice. But all you really need to know is:
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> CRAB SEASON REOPENS
> IN HOOD CANAL
> OCTOBER 1 (Thurs)
> — 7 days a week —
> and closes Dec. 31
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> Here’s the WDFW announcement:
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> WDFW NEWS RELEASE
> Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
> 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
> http://wdfw.wa.gov/
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> September 25, 2015
> Contact: Donald Velasquez, (425) 775-1311, ext. 112
> Mark O’Toole, (360) 466-4345, ext. 241
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> Most areas of Puget Sound reopen
> Oct. 1 for late-season crab fishing
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> OLYMPIA – Most marine areas of Puget Sound will reopen for recreational crab fishing Oct. 1, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.
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> The openings were approved by fishery managers after summer catch assessments by WDFW indicated more crab are available for harvest, said Rich Childers, shellfish manager for the department.
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> Waters reopening to sport crabbing Oct. 1 at 8 a.m. include marine areas 4 (Neah Bay, east of the Tatoosh-Bonilla line), 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner), 9 (Admiralty Inlet), 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island), 12 (Hood Canal), and 13 (South Puget Sound).
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> In each area, crabbing will be allowed seven days a week through Dec. 31.
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> Sport crabbing will not reopen at this time in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton).
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> The daily catch limit in Puget Sound is five Dungeness crab, males only, in hard-shell condition with a minimum carapace width of 6¼ inches. In addition, fishers may catch six red rock crab of either sex per day, provided those crab measure at least 5 inches across. Additional information is available on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/.
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> All Dungeness crab caught in the late-season fishery must be recorded on winter catch cards, which are valid through Dec. 31. Winter cards – free to those with crab endorsements – are available at license vendors across the state.
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> Winter catch reports are due to WDFW by Feb. 1, 2016. For more information on catch record cards, visit WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/crc.html.

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