The best crab I've ever had was hand-caught in Desolation Sound, British Columbia. And by hand-caught, I mean my shipmate chased it through the shallows and grabbed it with his bare hands just off a narrow strip of beach on Cortes Island.
In San Francisco's rabid food and restaurant culture obsessed with trying the newest, latest dishes, we can forget how easy it actually is to, you know, make magic happen in the kitchen ourselves. For instance: crab. You can have crab feasts galore whenever your heart desires, if you're willing to get a proper license and get out there. Crab season started November 5th, and experienced crab catchers all claim the first two weeks of the season are the best. Here's our guide to DIY crabbing in the Bay Area, full of tips, tricks and spots to equip yourself for a day spent on the water.