The sport crab season reopens at sunrise on Sunday, Nov. 1, in Central Puget Sound [Area 10] and most of northern Puget Sound  and will remain open daily through Jan. 2.
A portion of Area 9 south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point will remain closed during the fall and winter season.
Crab fishing is also open daily now through Jan. 2 at Neah Bay , Sekiu  and southern Puget Sound . Hood Canal is currently open but will close at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Crabbing won’t reopen in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca , San Juan Islands , east side of Whidbey Island [8-1 and 8-2] and south central Puget Sound  where the summer catch reached its annual sport quota.
“We want to give crabbers as much opportunity to fish as possible, but with great weather this summer, we had a lot of people out crabbing and catch rates were high,” Rich Childers, a state Fish and Wildlife shellfish manager said in a news release.
The daily catch limit in Puget Sound is five Dungeness crab, males only, in hard-shell condition with a minimum carapace width of 6¼ inches. Fishers may catch six red rock crab of either sex per day, provided those crab measure at least 5 inches across.
Please read my fishing report in tomorrow’s paper for more information.