Thanksgiving crab, anyone? North Bay crab fisherman can start pulling the crustaceans out of the water just after midnight tonight: it’s the first time in 3 years crab season will get underway on time. North of Mendocino, fishermen have to wait until December first to fish. Crab is said to be more plentiful in that area.than in our local grounds. Price for the crab? 3-dollars a pound to the fishermen: a price that hasn’t changed in four years.