South - San Juan Islands/Bellingham

Status:
LIMITED SEASON
Days open:
Thursday - Monday only
Season dates:
(Updated August 7) Opened on Thursday July 16. Will be open Thursdays through Mondays only July 16 through September 21. Open each day from September 24 through September 30.


Statewide gear rules (crab, shrimp, crawfish)
Report derelict fishing gear

NOTE: All crab fishing gear must be removed from the water by one hour after sunset on the last day of any fishing period. Crab fishing gear may not remain in the water on closed days.

Rules

Dungeness, Red Rock, Tanner Crab, all fishing methods.

Season

Open July 16 through September 21, Thursdays through Mondays only. Open each day from September 24 through September 30.

Limits

Species Min. size Daily Limit Season Additional Rules
Dungeness crab 6.25" Five males see above

Must retain back shell while in the field.

Must release all soft-shell, females and undersized crab.

Catch record card required.

Red Rock crab 5" Six crab of either sex see above

Must retain back shell while in the field.

Must release all soft-shell crab.

Tanner crab 4.5" Six crab of either sex see above

Must retain back shell while in the field.

Must release all soft-shell crab.