Dungeness For Dinner

This past winter, for some reason, I kept bumping into “moments of inspiration” in and around the Dungeness Crab Season. I realize not everyone enjoys sea food and even less love crab, but in my opinion, Dungeness is superior to other more famous crustations. Just another example of how living in the Pacific Northwest is simply, the Best.

Each year our crab fleet waits for their opening, traditionally striking to negotiate the best price from the buyers. Once the season opens, usually in December, the race is on and it’s not uncommon to see a dozen boats strewn across the horizon with their bright lamps lighting up the night sky.

Crab fishermen in general are a gnarly bunch. The weather is often foul or worse, but they do what they do, and we love ‘em for it. This skipper was pulling his pots just outside the breakers in what I would guess is only 2 or 3 fathoms of water. Obviously, not for the faint of heart. The aptly named Castle Rock sits offshore just south of Cannon Beach.


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