Late spring storm front begins to pummel the North Coast of California just before the opening days of Salmon Season. The Memorial to Lost Fishermen stands in the rain reminding us of those who labored on the seas catching the north coast bounty including salmon, crab, rock fish and other commercially important seafood.
The Ann Me return to the Port of Brookings (Oregon) with its back deck full of crab pots. Time for haul back as the Pacific Northwest Commercial Crab Season draws to a close.
Entrance to the Port of Brookings, mouth of the Chetco River.
Threading the Ann Me between the jetty jaws.
Not flashy, hard work.
The Aimee June hauls crab pots back to port. Extraordinary low tide on Humboldt Bay reveals a mudflat in the distance.
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Returning to port after a long day on the sea, the Crabbing Boat “MAY” returns to the safety of Humboldt Bay just as dusk falls across the north jetty dunes.
Late afternoon departure of a crab boat pressing into the waters off the Northern California and Southern Oregon coastline.