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Crabbing Tillamook Bay - Level 3

  • December 03, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Garabaldi Marina
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This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification.  To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.

Narrative: Get your crab hawks & hand lines together. We'll go fishing for dungeness at Tillamook Bay. 
Launch site is in Garibaldi on the south side of the marina. From there we will paddle out to seek out the crabs on the flooding current.
We will likely have to rocky around the many fishing boats out for the weekend.
Required in addition to hand held crabbing equipment is an Oregon Shellfish License & of course your invading species permit.
Also required is a knife or scissors accessibly attached to your PFD.

Start Point: Garibaldi Marina Kayak Launch

End Point: Garibaldi Marina Kayak Launch

Route Alternative for bad weather: Leave your kayaks on your vehicles...we may need to change venues.

Required Equipment: Towline, knife or shears accessible on PFD

Minimum Immersion Protection: Dry suit

Primary Organizer: Ryc Williamsoni

Secondary Organizer: tbd if needed

Has organizer been on this paddle before?: Yes

Has organizer led an OOPS activity here before?: No

Organizer's first aid & CPR certification current?: Yes

First Aid / CPR person: Ryc

Max # of participants: 5

OOPS members only?: Yes

I certify that I have read, understand, and will conduct this Activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy.: Yes

Estimated air temperature: 50's

Estimated water temperature: 50's

Estimated water time: 3-4 hours

Tide times & heights: 2016-12-03 03:34 PST 7.14 feet High Tide
2016-12-03 08:57 PST 3.74 feet Low Tide
2016-12-03 14:26 PST 8.01 feet High Tide
2016-12-03 21:33 PST 0.21 feet Low Tide

Current information: 09:45 PST 0.00 knots Slack                                                                        12:55 PST 2.49 knots Max Flood                                                                                                 15:24 PST -0.01 knots Slack, Ebb Begins

Hazards: Loose lines and equipment on deck...accessable knife or shears required.

Wind strength: 2. 7-12 knot (14 mph)

Swell/Surf size: 2. <2', no breaking waves

Sea state: 2. large wavelets, scattered whitecaps

Landing types: 1. gently sloping sand gravel or grass

Currents: 3. up to 4 knot

Total distance: 2. 6 to 11 miles

Open crossing: 2. less than 1 mile

Overall rating: 3. level three

Rating comment: I'm calling this level 3...possibly the wind might be higher then I guessed.
also fiddling with all of the crabbing gear & lines while holding position in possible conditions require a higher level of competency.

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