so the fog rolled into the dungeness spit this afternoon changing our plans for a couple mile walk. so off to pt williams we headed and back into the sunshine. as you will recall, the indian crab season ended this past week and they were very busy pulling their pots and hauling them off for a couple of days in order to meet the sundown friday deadline. as we started down the beach, i notice a white buoy a couple of hundreds yards out. now if you have observed this indian fishery, you would have noted they don't follow the red/white buoy rule but use pretty much whatever buoys they choose. well i stopped and scanned the water, and without my binoculars, could clearly see a dozen floats still out there fishing. we walked to the end of the spit and started back to notice a boat had just launched form the pt williams put in, kind of a rough spot to launch a boat much bigger than 16-17'. the folks in the boat ran straight to the closest float, stopped and looked at it, humm, and kept going across the 'bay' to the other side where it appeared they beached their boat on the miller pennisula. i decided to report this activity so pulled out the fishing regulations to find the mysterious poacher hotline. ever call it? '...don't leave a message we won't call you back until tomorrow, call the state police # (they don't tell you what that is) and ask for game enforcement...' so i had to wait until i got home, found the state police # and called. an endless selection of items from the menu finally got to #8 'game violations', so a couple more button pushes and the 'crab' of the century answers, i guess she was pissed she had to work on sunday. she took my name and phone # and indicated an enforcement officer would call, as soon as she could find one! but, it only took about 10 minutes until the call was returned. a nice guy who happened to be 3 hours away was the only one working this county! talk about spread thin. i passed my observations along and described the boat and the behavior of the occupants. now i have no idea if these traps belong to this boat, it just looked kind of funny to me. he told me he would check on the traps TOMORROW. so i suggested he might want to give the sheriff a call to see if they could go down and check on the truck and its occupants. he was going to see if the 'had anyone available' to go take a look. boy, if you really want to become a poacher, i don't know how much easier it could be to kill anything you wish 'cause enforcement is just not available.