b"C.R.A.B.LOCAL FAVORITE4-LETTER WORDSeason and Regulations: Crabbing season is typically open Thursdays through Mondays from July through Labor Day. Check with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) at www.wdfw.wa.gov.Saltwater Boat Launches: Cavalero, Utsalady, and Maple Grove beaches on Camano all have boat launches and life jacket sheds to borrow life saving devices. Camano Island State Park, at 2269 S. Lowell Point Road, Camano Island, 360-387-1550, www. parks.state.wa.us/484/Camano-Island also has a boat launch. Kayak Point Regional Park at 15610 Marine Dr., Stanwood, 360-652-7992, has a boat launch beside a 300 fishing pierif you dont have a boat drop your pot right off the pier.Boat Rentals: The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach hours are 10am to6pm ThursdayMonday, and starting mid-June they are open seven days a week. Wyatt Horejsi Cama Beach Operations Manager, will throw in a free crab pot rental if you rent a boat all day during crab season. Rental rates are: $25/hr or $75/day for a rowboat; $50/hour or $250/day for a motor boat (1416 with a tiller operated outboard motor); double kayaks, canoes, and SUP's rent for $25/hour or $75/day. The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach also rents crab pots, fishing rods, and a crab cooker.www.cwb.org/locations/cama-beach/ Gear and Advice: Elger Bay Grocery (1992 S. Elger Bay Rd., Camano Island, 360-387-9120) has ethanol- free fuel for your boat engine, as well as all the salt-water fishing gear and crab pots you are looking for. If you are headed towards Maple Grove or Utsalady launches make sure to swing in to visit with Mark at Huntingtons Corner Grocery (671 Brokaw Rd. Camano Island, 360-387-8054) for insider information on the best places to drop your crab pot, and pick up any last minute supplies.Did you know? Dungeness crab are named after their habitat.The name Dungeness comes from Dungeness Spit, located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a sandy stretch of land in Northwest Washington which is one of the most fertile habitats for this crustacean. Spring/Summer 2020Discover Stanwood-Camano25"