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.
Action continues through the night as boat after boat pass back and forth through the Crescent City Harbor to reload their decks with crab pots off the piers. Once reloaded, they head back out to sea and set the next line of crab pots to catch the sweet tasting Dungeness Crab from fishing grounds off the California Coast.
Dungeness Crab Fisherman settled on a price with buyers on the North Coast Fisheries in California. Crabbers have been laying pots all day and are working throughout the night to lay out their crab pot lines along the coast line. Once they lay a line of pots, it’s back to port to reload the boats with more. This will go on all night until all the lines are laid out for the season. Location: Crescent City Harbor, Del Norte County, California.