The bait and tackle shops are advising fishermen to stay by the fire and tune up their tackle boxes.
The most recent changes to crab season are aimed at the commercial fishing trade. There are no recent changes in the local recreational fishing regulations. The local (Mendocino south to Monterey Counties) commercial crab fishing season was delayed until Nov. 22 baring high levels of domoic acid, a serious natural toxin that eventually dissipates to safe levels. For more information go to: www.wildlife.ca.gov/crabs