Catch your dinner at Pacifica pier during crabbing season (November through January).
Bring a crab net, some bait (sardines, mackerel or squid) a rope, and a crab gauge for measuring the crab’s length. You don't need a fishing license and two nets/poles per person are allowed. The limit is 10 Dungeness crabs per day and the body (minus the legs) must be at least 5 3/4 inches across.
Directions: From southbound State 1 in Pacifica, take the Paloma Ave/Francisco Blvd. exit; turn right and drive 1/4 mile to Beach Blvd.; turn left and park near the pier. Crab nets can be purchased at Rusty Hook Bait & Tackle in Pacifica. 2120 Palmetto Ave.