Crab season starts in early November. Some people like to drop inexpensive traps right off the Marina Jetty at Spud Point Marina. Spud Point Marina is located at 1818 Westshore Road in Bodega Bay. For those who own larger boats there is great crabbing south of Seal Rock (Bodega Rock). During high surf days use caution near the reef since high winds and high seas create dangerous conditions for boating where waves sometimes break. There are also good crabbing areas near the estero and south along ten mile beach.
If you want to take a charter boat out, check out the Bodega Bay Sportfishing Center, they offer sport crabbing. Or, if you’d like to just buy some crab and cook it fresh at home, you can do so at the Fish Market at the Tides.