Low-cost crab pots available at fundraiser Jan. 17

The Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron is offering crab pots with complete rigging at a fundraiser from 2-3 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 17 at the Oak Harbor Marina parking lot.

The crab gear is clean and inspected, and includes the pot, approximately 80 feet of leaded line, new rot cord, bait bags or boxes, and Washington state legal floats in the size and color required.

The squadron is asking for donations of $20 for each crab pot and $30 for the stainless steel pots. Approximately 50 pots are available. Cash or checks made out to DPSPS will be accepted, and no credit or debit card transactions are available. Masks and respectful social distancing are required.

According to Squadron Commander Pat Waters, “The cost to buy the gear brand new could easily exceed $ 50. Just add bait and you are crabbling.”

The fundraiser is to help support boating education in the Whidbey and Fidalgo islands. The Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron (DPSPS) is a 44-year-old nonprofit organization. DPSPS has over 70 members from Whidbey and Fidalgo islands. We are part of America's Boating Club, a squadron of the United States Power Squadrons, a non-profit boating organization dedicated to education & training of safe boating activities.