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January 31, 2009

i got crabs

There’s a big long pier that puts you about two hundred yards out over the Pacific Ocean and people crab fish from it as the waves break and boogie boarders in half inch thick wetsuits try to find a wave to catch. You’re looking at the crab “hook”. It’s a bit of chicken and squid in a homemade wire trap with a bit of blue wire turned back on itself like a slip knot. The crab gets a leg in the large circle and when it leaves, the wire tightens around the appendage. Like this…

Here it is, an unlucky lady caught in the snare. She was thrown back. Too small.

This one cuts the mustard, just made it big enough to throw in a pot.

4 Comments

  1. is that yellow thing called a crab-o-meter? do they also get tested for speed and agility?…I.Q?

    Comment by figure 8 — February 1, 2009 @ 1:25 am

  2. looks like Sharp Park pier in Pacifica??

    Comment by mikeyames — February 2, 2009 @ 5:08 am

  3. Pacifica it is. The hidden jewel of the bay area. The crabs ARE put through a series of IQ and agility tests before they can be harvested. If they haven’t learned to avoid chicken dangling below the water at the pier, they fail.

    Comment by Rolston — February 2, 2009 @ 10:30 am

  4. TThere’s a reasonable coffee shop on that pier, but the rest of the ‘hood is dead.

    Comment by Poll — February 5, 2009 @ 11:04 am

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