Can Dungeness crabs be harvested from shore in the same fashion in Alaska as in California?
That is being caught with hookless, baited, snare traps which are cast out with a surf rod then reeled back in after a short soak with crab(s) ensnared.
The regs for SE AK state allowable gear to harvest crabs as "crab may be taken by pots, ring nets, diving gear, hand, dip nets, and hooked or hookless hand lines."
Rod and reel is not mentioned which leads one to believe "not allowable gear" as a hand line has no rod or reel just line and a fixed spool.
Other than spinning around the baited and weighted trap and tossing it with a mighty heave ho a shore angler would be limited in catching opportunities.
So could a throwing device other than ones hand be used to toss the baited trap out into the sea? Like a pole with a hook or cup on the end or a sling or bungee launcher?
I've even seen the videos of the Hawaiian Ulu anglers now using a drone to haul bait 'way out there' and also air cannons.
Not wanting to go to that trouble but do want to get a trap out past the tide zone to the crabs from shore.
on my trip last year I caught a number of Dungies and Red Rock crabs while bait fishing off the dock but only took pics and threw them back. This summer i would like to eat a few while there. But want to harvest them by the regs.
TiA - Steve