Not fly fishing related... But what kind of crab is this?

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  1. Evan Burck

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    Got this guy on a herring jig setup near Golden Gardens recently. It pinched one of the hooks. Can't find anything like it in the WDFW crab identification listings.

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  2. Evan Burck

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    And, yes, Mumbles. I had considered that it was an Atlantic Salmon.
     
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  4. Evan Burck

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    When I was a kid everyone always called those spider crabs, where they were a frequent nuisance in our crab pots around Des Moines and Redondo. Kelp Crab, huh, interesting. Now I know the real name!
     
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    I've always called them spider crabs too, good to know what they are actually called (but I'll probably still call them spider crabs).
     
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    In the scuba world we all all them spider crabs as well.
     
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  9. Evan Burck

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    First time in forever I've posted a photo of a recent catch of mine. May as well be a gear caught crab, eh?
     
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    Looks like a mean little bastard. Any lings?
     
  11. Evan Burck

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    not on that outing I didn't. flies have been outproducing bait, but there was a nasty side wind that day that was making not hooking myself a challenge.
     
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    Pthirus pubis.
     
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  13. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I don't recommend anyone put this in to a Google search. Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything.
     
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  14. Evan Burck

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    Now I'm expecting my WFF experience to include targeted ads at the top and bottom of this page for medicated creams and hair removal products.
     
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    Solid kelp crab. Cabezon love the smaller juvenile kelp crabs.
     
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