went crabbing last Friday at Netarts, we were going to the Nehalem but the crew didn't show up on time so had to go to Netarts. Crabbed for 5 hours, in the last lift we got 3............lot of work for little to show.
I haven't been this year for a number of reasons but I do follow the reports closely.
I'm no expert by any measure but I suspect the slow crabbing has to do with the El Nino current keeping the water warm and the crabs further north or possibly in cooler deeper offshore waters,
I do read,however, that crabs are picking up in the north coast bays and estuaries so as the season progresses we'll likely get back into the normal swing of things.