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Title: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on February 06, 2017, 12:42:33 PM
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***This event is only open to NCKA members and family of members. If you are not a member, please create an account to participate in the this event. ***

Welcome to Crabfest 2018. This will be the 7th year of Crabfest at Doran Beach. Since day one this event has been a family friendly event. The registration fee is $15. The registration and waiver must be mailed and postmarked by 01/05/18.



Date:       January 27, 2018
Location: Doran Beach, Bodega Bay, CA
               Jetty day use area

Camping information can be found at: http://sonomacountycamping.org/Index.asp
The Jetty Campground is currently booked with limited first come first serve space available.

 
Main Sponsors:
The Headwaters Kayak Shop, and more TBA

Supporting Sponsors:
TBA


Schedule of events: (Times may change due to weather)

7:20am (Sunrise)  - Registration Begins
7:45am  - Derby Begins
12:30pm "Weigh-in" deadline
12:45pm- Potluck lunch
1:30pm  - Awards Ceremony and Raffle
                (all proceeds from the raffle will go to www.DYF.org)
2:00pm- Clean up


Crab Category:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place for biggest Dungeness Crab (width)
Prize for biggest Rock Crab (width)

Perch Category:
Biggest Perch From a Kayak (Length)
Jr Biggest Perch, Kayak or Shore (Length) *17 and under

Rules:

Crabbing:
1) Maximum 4 Traps/Rings per person.
2) No overnight soaks.
3) Kayaks only. No Motors or Sails Allowed.
4)Must follow all DFG rules and regulations.

Perch:
1) Fish must be caught the day of the event, check in time same as Crab Category
2)Must follow all DFG rules and regulations.
3) The entire fish must be photographed laying straight on a measuring board with either the fishes top or bottom jaw touching the boards end (0” mark). Fish will not be allowed at the check-in table. All fish photos must be presented for weigh-in at the official measuring station by 12:30 pm on event day.
4) All perch species and only perch species are eligible for the Derby.
5) Winners will be determined by the single PERCH of greatest length. Should two or more fish tie for greatest length, event host will decide on a method to determine the winner.

***Rules and times can be changed at any time by event host.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: DrHabanero on February 06, 2017, 02:30:14 PM
Thanks made sure to get mine in this year and bringing the boys next year for sure!
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on February 06, 2017, 02:39:39 PM
Thanks made sure to get mine in this year and bringing the boys next year for sure!

Nice, well that makes 10 spots left in the Jetty Campground.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: eelkram on February 06, 2017, 05:33:54 PM
Man... the sites disappear QUICK!   Got mine, so I'm in for next year  :smt003
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Ariel Sea on February 06, 2017, 10:34:14 PM
So looking forward to Crabfest 2018 I'M SO STOKED TO HAVE CAMPSITE 104.


I kid, I kid.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: PakehaChérie (Pikachu) on February 07, 2017, 09:40:40 AM
We are in 108, same as usual. Coming up a couple of days ahead of time.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on February 07, 2017, 10:25:53 AM
So looking forward to Crabfest 2018 I'M SO STOKED TO HAVE CAMPSITE 104.


I kid, I kid.

Haha
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on February 07, 2017, 10:26:47 AM
8 spots left in the Jetty campground.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Trout King on February 11, 2017, 03:01:44 PM
Just snatched up another spot! I think there is only 4 left!
Had a great time this year. We brought home 29 crabs! Looking farward to doing it again next year!
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on February 13, 2017, 09:45:50 AM
There are 2 spots left in the Jetty Campground.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Dogwood on February 15, 2017, 11:59:48 AM
Unfortunately was not able to make last years event. Squeezed in the reservations for 2018. Looking forward  to going this year. Great area to relax and have fun.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on February 15, 2017, 01:40:51 PM
Only 1 spot left in the Jetty Campground, this is where the majority of the NCKA group is.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: jimbolonia on February 16, 2017, 10:20:58 PM
I just took last site.  Had a blast and the whole fam is looking forward to next years. 116 if you're starting a list.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on February 22, 2017, 10:08:22 AM
Awesome it looks like the Jetty Campground is full for next year. There are still spaces at Doran Beach, just not in the Jetty Campground.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: FeoPronk on October 26, 2017, 05:13:37 PM
I just booked a walk-in tent site for the nights of the 26th and 27th. There are still a couple of tent sites left and more sites at the campgrounds on the other side of the CG station.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Weimarian on October 27, 2017, 08:13:38 AM
Thinking we should put NCKA flags/signs with screen name on our camp sites... Make it easy to find each other not camped in the jetty area... ??? good idea? I'll have mine up.
 :iamwithstupid:  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: HamachiJohn on October 27, 2017, 10:30:01 AM
I currently have campsite #58 at Cove campground (NOT the Jetty campground).  If you have a campsite to share, let me know- as I'd obviously prefer to be closer to y'all.  :smt006  I have a sedan and small tent, and kayak.  Otherwise, I'll sleep at my site, but crash someone's site ALL DAY!  :smt003
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: FeoPronk on October 27, 2017, 11:57:25 AM
There are also first come first served sites available in every campground.


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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: scubaluis on October 27, 2017, 02:04:15 PM
Thinking we should put NCKA flags/signs with screen name on our camp sites... Make it easy to find each other not camped in the jetty area... ??? good idea? I'll have mine up.
 :iamwithstupid:  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044

Brilliant  Idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBh895KdXAU
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on October 27, 2017, 05:41:42 PM
This years logo:
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: novofish on October 27, 2017, 07:14:03 PM
Nice! I like! :smt001
Gonna be fun this next year Vic!
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: snapperhead on October 27, 2017, 07:33:54 PM
Great job on this year's logo! Hoping for zippered sweatshirts  :smt003. Laura and I will be in 102, flying the Nemo flag.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Azkikr on October 31, 2017, 07:58:46 PM
 Wait. Crabfest starts 27? Reserve on 26?


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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 01, 2017, 11:07:28 AM
Wait. Crabfest starts 27? Reserve on 26?


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The Day of the event is on the 1/27, I recommend booking a site for 1/26 and checking out on 1/28. Nothing worst then having to pack up and leave your site during the event.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Azkikr on November 01, 2017, 11:16:24 AM
Thanks! First time to join Crabfest


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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 01, 2017, 11:18:43 AM
Thanks! First time to join Crabfest


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It should be a blast.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Azkikr on November 01, 2017, 11:21:13 AM
Yeah! Looking forward to it. Saw all crabfest on youtube and man...[emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]


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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: scubaluis on November 01, 2017, 12:49:10 PM
Don forget to bring a kite.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Azkikr on November 01, 2017, 02:12:25 PM
Hmm. Will do that for my daughter. Bought her a kite long ago, but never got the chance to fly it. Ty scubaluis


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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Litonglito on November 07, 2017, 02:19:22 PM
Newbie here. Would like to join the gang

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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Stone85 on November 08, 2017, 06:23:00 AM
Very cool logo vwool. Looking forward to this event again!
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 08, 2017, 10:11:56 AM
Newbie here. Would like to join the gang

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Looking forward to seeing you. I will be posting more info in the next week.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: trabajake on November 08, 2017, 11:12:28 AM
Well cool found my first camping trip with the yak sounds like a good time!

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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ScottV on November 13, 2017, 11:58:13 AM
Bring a kite for sure.  I had a blast with mine last year.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: achu on November 14, 2017, 06:48:55 AM
what time will it start? drive in the same day or at 5:00am? doable?
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Rock Hopper on November 14, 2017, 08:07:15 AM
Stickied.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Stone85 on November 14, 2017, 08:26:29 AM
what time will it start? drive in the same day or at 5:00am? doable?
Not sure what time the event is scheduled to start but the gates to Jetty don't open until sunrise.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ReelE on November 14, 2017, 09:05:16 AM
Hi All~ :smt006
I'd like to join in on the crabfest fun. Sounds like a blast. I waited to "RSVP" because it's a bit out of my element, I've never crabbed from the yak but I'm totally ready and willing to try it! Any advice on what to buy for set up would be great. Also, should we book any spot in particular since the jetty is all booked? We don't have motor home or camper so we will be tenting it.  :smt011
I've never been to Bodega Bay but have heard lots about it and I'm "Reel'E" excited to check it out! :smt044

Evelyn~
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Herb Superb on November 14, 2017, 10:17:57 AM
A lot of people are using Promar 102W because of its weight and how easy it is to use. Make sure to check the regulation as there are some new changes in regards to modifying the traps. Search the threads, there’s a lot of how to’s on this topic. If you’re one of those people that likes to check their traps frequently, then bring some crab rings as well

As for the camping, the regular camp ground is not that far from the Jetty campground. You can always chance it as people tend to cancel and give up their site Days prior to the event, but that is a long shot as people grabs them fast.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ReelE on November 14, 2017, 10:41:15 AM
A lot of people are using Promar 102W because of its weight and how easy it is to use. Make sure to check the regulation as there are some new changes in regards to modifying the traps. Search the threads, there’s a lot of how to’s on this topic. If you’re one of those people that likes to check their traps frequently, then bring some crab rings as well

As for the camping, the regular camp ground is not that far from the Jetty campground. You can always chance it as people tend to cancel and give up their site Days prior to the event, but that is a long shot as people grabs them fast.

Thanks~
I will do my homework and look up the info you provided and also see if I can lock in a site at the regular camp ground.  :smt006
E~
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: FeoPronk on November 14, 2017, 06:24:09 PM
Hi All~ :smt006
I'd like to join in on the crabfest fun. Sounds like a blast. I waited to "RSVP" because it's a bit out of my element, I've never crabbed from the yak but I'm totally ready and willing to try it! Any advice on what to buy for set up would be great. Also, should we book any spot in particular since the jetty is all booked? We don't have motor home or camper so we will be tenting it.  :smt011
I've never been to Bodega Bay but have heard lots about it and I'm "Reel'E" excited to check it out! :smt044

Evelyn~

There are first come, first served sites available at all the campgrounds. I like the walk in tent campground, it's quieter.

This is the most complete introduction to crabbing I have seen:
https://coastsidefishingclub.com/grey-beard-articles/crabbing-guide/
Also see the attached pdf written by someone on this board.

You will probably be in 15 - 30 feet of water at Doran so 40' shots of line will be plenty.

You could stop by Petaluma Sport Shop & Dive on the way, and they will get you set up.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 14, 2017, 08:16:36 PM
what time will it start? drive in the same day or at 5:00am? doable?

The start is usually at Sunrise, that's when the gates open to the day use area. I will be posting up more info by the end of the week. I have been home sick the last few days.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ReelE on November 15, 2017, 02:16:10 PM
Hi All~ :smt006
I'd like to join in on the crabfest fun. Sounds like a blast. I waited to "RSVP" because it's a bit out of my element, I've never crabbed from the yak but I'm totally ready and willing to try it! Any advice on what to buy for set up would be great. Also, should we book any spot in particular since the jetty is all booked? We don't have motor home or camper so we will be tenting it.  :smt011
I've never been to Bodega Bay but have heard lots about it and I'm "Reel'E" excited to check it out! :smt044

Evelyn~

There are first come, first served sites available at all the campgrounds. I like the walk in tent campground, it's quieter.

This is the most complete introduction to crabbing I have seen:
https://coastsidefishingclub.com/grey-beard-articles/crabbing-guide/
Also see the attached pdf written by someone on this board.

You will probably be in 15 - 30 feet of water at Doran so 40" shots of line will be plenty.

You could stop by Petaluma Sport Shop & Dive on the way, and they will get you set up.

Awesome - thank you so much for the info. I printed the pdf and checking it out. Thank you again SO much! See you out there.
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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 24, 2017, 08:31:42 AM
Will have everything posted by this weekend. Sorry for the delay.

Here is the video from last year to get everyone pumped.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NybWGnYgxBc
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Weimarian on November 24, 2017, 08:55:52 AM
Vid made my morning.... Can't wait to come play again! My whole family will be there this time. 2 campsites full of my Peeps!!! Party's on for sure! Biscuits and gravy flowing like a river plus apple cobbler. Gonna be epic :smt006!!! :smt006
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Danglin on November 24, 2017, 10:32:54 AM
Did I miss the Hoodie order sales thread or is that still coming ?

  We should be a, "locals" by then,,, woo woo !!!    :white :white
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 24, 2017, 11:17:38 AM
Did I miss the Hoodie order sales thread or is that still coming ?

  We should be a, "locals" by then,,, woo woo !!!    :white :white

Hoping to post the info by today or by the end of the week at the latest.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 24, 2017, 01:02:12 PM
Registration and Waiver have been posted. Registration must be postmarked by 01/05/18. Clothing information can be found on the registration form. There will be no registration the day of the event, this will help things move smoother in the morning.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: TexasBoy on November 24, 2017, 08:26:01 PM
can't wait till crabfest! gonna be a good one!!!!!
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Fish 'n Brew on November 25, 2017, 11:45:10 AM
Waiver and check are in the mail.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Bcosta on November 25, 2017, 08:02:14 PM
I’ve seen too many mentions and not enough details. Thanks for these pdf’s. Solo kayaker in Marin here looking for details and possibly going to my first crab fest...sounds like a good time


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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 25, 2017, 08:51:30 PM
Registration and waiver are on the first post of this thread.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Dogwood on November 26, 2017, 01:58:43 PM
Unfortunately I going to have to cancel my reservation for Crabfest this year at Doran Park year. I had site 127 for 5 nights. Hopefully I can make next year.  Have a good time. I will cancel my reservation on Monday :crybaby2: :crybaby2: :crybaby2: :crybaby2:
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 26, 2017, 02:36:07 PM
Unfortunately I going to have to cancel my reservation for Crabfest this year at Doran Park year. I had site 127 for 5 nights. Hopefully I can make next year.  Have a good time. I will cancel my reservation on Monday :crybaby2: :crybaby2: :crybaby2: :crybaby2:

Sorry you can't make it, see you at the next one.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Midwest on November 27, 2017, 08:52:02 AM
Cant wait !!!
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: jimbolonia on November 27, 2017, 07:16:50 PM
$15 for kids too, or just the NCKA members?
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on November 27, 2017, 09:42:08 PM
$15 for kids too, or just the NCKA members?

The $15 fee is for anyone who is competing. Each registered angler will also get a raffle ticket for the main prize, extra tickets will not be available for the main prize.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Devestv on December 02, 2017, 03:54:19 PM
Preparation runs 12/5-12/8 and will be camping in spot 101.  Come by and hangout if you are in the Doran area.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: scottymeboy on December 02, 2017, 10:10:00 PM
Hey Victor
Gonna be able to make it, you can put me on the clean up crew!
Thanks for putting this on!
Scotty
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: scubaluis on December 03, 2017, 02:11:28 PM
there is one site available on the Jetty and 2 more on the other side of park.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ScottV on December 04, 2017, 11:15:54 AM
Check is in the mail!
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: rockfish on December 04, 2017, 11:46:04 AM
I probably wont make it but I think Amy is going anyway :)
School does pose some challenges...
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ReelE on December 04, 2017, 01:40:39 PM
Dumb question but where can I find the registration form? It's probably right in front of my face but I'm still not seeing it for some reason.  :smt064
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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Devestv on December 04, 2017, 03:08:41 PM
Towards the bottom of the original post.  I also need to send in my regs and money for an extra large hoodie.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ReelE on December 04, 2017, 08:43:32 PM
Towards the bottom of the original post.  I also need to send in my regs and money for an extra large hoodie.
Thank you- Found it!!  :smt003
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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ReelE on December 06, 2017, 04:44:56 PM
One more silly question. I just filled out my registration form and I see it asks for our NCKA name, no prob but wondering is this a NCKA member only event or open to public or??  :smt102 Wondering because I was telling my BF and Land Mate about the event.
E~
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on December 06, 2017, 11:19:25 PM
One more silly question. I just filled out my registration form and I see it asks for our NCKA name, no prob but wondering is this a NCKA member only event or open to public or??  :smt102 Wondering because I was telling my BF and Land Mate about the event.
E~

It's open to NCKA Memebrs and their family. If your friends want to join, all they have to do is become a member and create a user name.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ReelE on December 07, 2017, 11:02:06 AM
One more silly question. I just filled out my registration form and I see it asks for our NCKA name, no prob but wondering is this a NCKA member only event or open to public or??  :smt102 Wondering because I was telling my BF and Land Mate about the event.
E~

It's open to NCKA Memebrs and their family. If your friends want to join, all they have to do is become a member and create a user name.
Thank you! I will let them know. Looking forward to the event! :smt003
E~
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on December 10, 2017, 10:22:07 AM
Don't forget to send in your registration and waiver. Here is the list as of 12/10/17

1) Fish'N Brew
2) ScottV
3) Pau Hana
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Alfredo on December 10, 2017, 05:36:17 PM
Don't forget to send in your registration and waiver. Here is the list as of 12/10/17

1) Fish'N Brew
2) ScottV
3) Pau Hana

You should receive mine by next weekend.

Al
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: vwool on December 13, 2017, 12:12:41 PM
45 days until Crabfest 2018

Don't forget to send in your registration and waiver. Here is the list as of 12/13/17

1) Fish'N Brew
2) ScottV
3) Pau Hana
4) Scubaluis
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: achu on December 13, 2017, 05:55:30 PM
45 days until Crabfest 2018

Don't forget to send in your registration and waiver. Here is the list as of 12/13/17

1) Fish'N Brew
2) ScottV
3) Pau Hana
4) Scubaluis
4 on the list, Really?


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Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: DrHabanero on December 13, 2017, 08:52:39 PM
45 days until Crabfest 2018

Don't forget to send in your registration and waiver. Here is the list as of 12/13/17

1) Fish'N Brew
2) ScottV
3) Pau Hana
4) Scubaluis
4 on the list, Really?


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we are alll a bunch of slackers on this site! :smt005
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: scubaluis on December 13, 2017, 11:26:16 PM
45 days until Crabfest 2018

Don't forget to send in your registration and waiver. Here is the list as of 12/13/17

1) Fish'N Brew
2) ScottV
3) Pau Hana
4) Scubaluis




4 on the list, Really?


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we are alll a bunch of slackers on this site! :smt005

3 weeks and 2 days for people to start begging, man can I still register for crabfest.... and Victor would have to stick to his word and people going to say that he is an angry man cause he says no . 

make it easy for him and send your check and registration tomorrow.
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: Weimarian on December 14, 2017, 08:50:08 AM
I have the waivers and envelope all done.... Just not sure I still know how to "MAIL" a letter anymore :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 It'll be in the mail soon Victor :smt005 Slacker sums it up pretty well... :smt102

 :beer3 :fishing1 :fishing2 :surf Can't wait to get there and Play!!@!! :smt006
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: MooMoo Outdoors on December 14, 2017, 09:12:30 AM
ME <--- slacker  :smt044
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: ReelE on December 14, 2017, 09:20:25 AM
I will send mine in snail mail soon as well. My BF just created a handle/account so I'm waiting for him to be approved. Also waiting for our "land-mate" to create his handle/log in so that I can mail in all 3 of us at once however if they lag I'm in for sure! Plus a sweatshirt.  :smt003

E~
Title: Re: Crabfest 2018
Post by: MooMoo Outdoors on December 15, 2017, 01:39:19 PM
Waver/Registration and Check in the mail  :smt006 Woot Woot