Commercial season for Dungeness crab has opened near San Francisco

Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Commercial season for Dungeness crab, a west coast specialty, normally opens by mid-November. This year the season opening in our area was delayed until January 11. 2021, with the first pulls a few days later, and a few days later still for crabs to reach our local markets.

crab pots on trailer

San Francisco Gate's article tells more of the story.

I'll be showing property and working most of today, but if I'm lucky I'll come home to a crab dinner prepared by my favorite chef -- hubby Gene! Can't wait to taste those delectable morsels!



Comments (21)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh yummy, sounds like it's going to be a perfect day. We can't wait for crab, it's been tough this year not to have the usual supplies. I know the Oregon coast is dotted with crab boats this weekend.  

Jan 17, 2021 07:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sounds yummy to me, Lottie. Can't remember the last time I had crab, but I love it.

Jan 17, 2021 08:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yummy Lottie,  Now you have me hungry for good seafood but living in Denver, it is not to fresh.


Jan 17, 2021 08:50 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I have never had dungeness crab before. Hope you get to enjoy a nice crab dinner today after a full work day.

Jan 17, 2021 08:53 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I remember when living in Napa gorging on dungeness crab, and having to buy a crab for our three cats who loved it.  Accompanied by a good Champagne.  A

Jan 17, 2021 09:04 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Good morning, Joan Cox, Sharon Lee  and Will Hamm - this is a treat your friends in California, Oregon and Washington enjoy. If you visit here this time of year, you'll be able to sample it, too.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - tonight will be special in some way--either Gene cooks Dungeness crab for us or we walk to the Buena Vista for an Irish coffee to go! Either way, we can't lose.

Jan 17, 2021 09:19 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hope you get to enjoy some fresh crab soon. It's worth the wait!


Jan 17, 2021 09:21 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hello, Nina Hollander - what is a seafood special trea in your area? Boston and Maine have lobster, we on the west coast love our Dungeness crab; what about North Carolina?

Jan 17, 2021 09:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Lottie Kendall I have no idea, Lottie, as I don't eat seafood except for crab, lobster, and shrimp. Charlotte is inland... I suppose maybe trout could be a special treat. The Carolinas are the land of bar-b-que! (Unless you're along the coast line, which Charlotte definitely is not.)

Jan 17, 2021 09:39 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

One of my favorite evenings of the year is the Annual St. Mel's Crab Feed.  It has been cancelled this year, due to the pandemic.  I love crab.

Jan 17, 2021 10:21 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Fun!  Now that's a dinner to look forward to Lottie Kendall !  Enjoy! 

Jan 17, 2021 10:24 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Lottie Kendall - I can just picture myself now having crab at one of the fine restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf.  I am sure is is all closed up now.

Jan 17, 2021 11:10 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lottie if you do come home to a crab dinner, you will have to share some pictures of it with us.

Jan 17, 2021 11:14 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Lottie,
What could be better than a crab dinner prepared by your own private chef after a hard day's work?  Enjoy!

Jan 17, 2021 11:52 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lottie- all I can say is YUM! When we were in Florida it was always fun seeing the lobster traps down in the Keys. Hope your private chef came through with that crab dinner!!!!

Jan 17, 2021 05:59 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that you got that crab dinner that you were craving!  Just thinking about it has my mouth watering, haha.

Jan 18, 2021 04:55 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

One of the things I find so enjoyable about Active Rain, Nina Hollander is learning about all the different areas that make up our country. 

Yes, Grant Schneider  and Myrl Jeffcoat - no crab feast this year in public-- just the do-it-yourself kind!

Jan 18, 2021 06:13 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker  and Brian England - I have to wait until this evening -- crabs were all sold out yesterday but my Chef Gene got a big one at our local market for tonight.

Crab  is being prepared in our kitchen right now - all sold out in the markets yesterday, but today works, Carol Williams and Kathy Streib 

George Souto good thing I logged onto Active Rain while Gene is cooking our dinner - I'll take a picture or two!

Jan 18, 2021 06:17 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am blessed to be able to paddle straight out from our beach and drop my crab trap. Our commercial season has opened but the recreational season is yet to open. Thank you for sharing Lottie Kendall 

Jan 21, 2021 07:50 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lottie I love Dungenes crab with Ginger and Scallions... delish:) how did I miss this great post, Endre

Jan 21, 2021 10:15 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

You live in a fabulous area, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - how fun it must be to paddle out to set and reel in your crab pots.

Hello Endre Barath, Jr. crab is now on the menu many places and in the shops to prepare at home. Ours seemed exceptionally delicious this week.

Jan 22, 2021 06:33 AM