Awesome! I've been hoping someone would post a crabbing report. I was craving fresh crab a few days ago.
Curious how you fish the cribs. I've never had luck.
I use a fishing pole.
Yeah I know, I'm just a SAOB.
I normally use swim baits, on jig heads, I don't really think color or type is important other than you want good visible colors. I'm convinced Black rock fish will try and eat anything that they see. I just toss them up close to the structure, let them fall to the bottom then swim them back to the boat. You get snagged a bit fishing close to the rocks and on the kelp, but it seems a lot of time the fish are holding close to the structure waiting for food items to come by to ambush from hiding. Which points out the importance of fishing the down current side as much as possible.
But I've caught plenty out away from the rocks as well.
But it takes a lot of cast and retrieve for each fish, with variations on retrieve speed and depth.......
By the way, I've had plenty of days where I didn't even get bit doing exactly the same as days where I caught my five in a matter of minutes.
Either way, it gives me something to do while my pots soak.
Check out PK's videos. That's where I got started doing it.