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    Default What is the word on the Kachemak Bay Tanner Season this Fall?

    Has anybody heard anything? Did they do a test pot survey this year?

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    They did a trawl survey, numbers look good. They upped the limit to 5 per day per person. Also, you can fish two pots now. I've averaged 75-100 crab per pull on one pot the last two years, so two pots should be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polardds View Post
    Has anybody heard anything? Did they do a test pot survey this year?
    October 1 through December 31, 2019, and January 15 through March 15, 2020. Participants harvesting crab are allowed two pots per person and a maximum of two pots per vessel. The bag and possession limit is five legal sized male Tanner crabs per person in Kachemak Bay.


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    Tanners are always a good option.

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    Can hardly wait for winter king fishing and tanner crabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeRoss View Post
    Can hardly wait for winter king fishing and tanner crabs.
    Absolutely. Them darn deer are what keep me from getting to homer sooner.


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    This first weekend of the upcoming season in Kbay looks a little breezy. I may not be tough enough to go this weekend. I know the wife won't want to go. 20 knots and 5' seas on Fri and Saturday.

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    I went and set my pots today. The wind was absolutely ripping and Cook Inlet was savage, but K-bay was pretty nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by polardds View Post
    This first weekend of the upcoming season in Kbay looks a little breezy. I may not be tough enough to go this weekend. I know the wife won't want to go. 20 knots and 5' seas on Fri and Saturday.
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    Went down this last weekend. The usual spots out in the Bay drew blanks. Talked to others at the dock and the same. Had a couple guys run up on us at different times as we were pulling just to see what we had in our pots. We tried deeper and then shallower. We baited very heavy. Not sure where they are. Anybody else have luck????

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