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There’s just something alluring about pulling up wild crab from the frigid Alaskan waters, and catching Alaskan crab is no-doubt a fishing experience unlike any other. If you would like to have the bragging rights of calling yourself a crab fisherman, check out these tips for how to catch crab in Alaska during the Alaska Dungeness crab season 2018.

Fish During the Incoming Tide

There are a couple of good reasons why it’s easier to catch Dungeness crab during the incoming tide than any other time of day. For one, the incoming tide is weaker than the outgoing tide and it’s easier for crabs to walk along the sea-floor without getting tossed around and washed away. The incoming tide is also more preferable for crabs since it is higher in salinity and crabs prefer high-salinity water.

Choose the Right Season

The Alaska Dungeness crab season 2018 extends from July through December and looks to get better as the season progresses. During these months, crabs will migrate back into the coastal bays, making them easier to catch without having to go far out to sea.

Work With a Fishing Charter

Catching Alaskan crab on your own is definitely possible, but you will almost certainly have better luck if you work with an experienced fishing charter service that offers crab fishing trips. These experts know all the best spots to catch Dungeness crab and the tips and tricks that will help you be successful once you get there.

Book Your Crab Fishing Adventure

Crab fishing is an experience that offers an amazing adventure and a tasty meal all at the same time. If you would like to experience the joys of pulling up crab from the Alaskan waters, we invite you to start your crab fishing adventure at Favorite Bay Lodge. We are located near some of the best crab waters in Alaska and work with reputable fishing charters to help our guests embark on the crab-fishing adventure of a lifetime.

To learn more about how we can help you become a bonafide Alaskan crab fisherman, feel free to contact us today.

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