West Coast Crabbing History
Island Joe’s – West Coast Crabbing Story
Ouch! All crabbers get pinched!
Island Joe’s Crab Claws are caught along the rocky coastline and throughout the beautiful Channel Islands located 26 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara.
On an average, the crabs reach sizes 5 to 10 inches across. These incredible Cancer-Antennarius' are wild caught, and like the Menippe mercenaria, the meat is delectably sweet.
Crab fisherman work long hours and require a strong back to endure the work. Our boats leave port before dawn loaded with fresh bait. They search for clusters of crabs by setting their traps where they think the crabs might be – crabs are always on the move.
"Timing is everything!"