The commercial season for catching the sweet, sweet meat of Dungeness crab has been going on for awhile. Consumers can see it on local menus or buy it in local seafood markets. But, some people prefer to catch their own. A prime spot for recreational crabbing can be found in Seaside off the 12th Street bridge and if you're lucky, the crab in the trap will be male and over the legal size to keep. 

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