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Report from Tuesday, May 22.

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Crabbing was weathered out last weekend at Beaver Dam Boat Rentals, Paul said. That weekend, the one before Memorial Day weekend, is usually when crabbing becomes available from the rental boats. The boats will become available this coming weekend from Saturday through Monday, Memorial Day. Afterward, they’ll be available on Saturdays and Sundays, until becoming available daily in late June, when schools let out for summer. That’s the usual schedule each year. Paul saw crab shells at the boat ramp, so crabs went through a shed. They shed to grow, often around full and new moons, once water becomes warm enough. The new moon was last Tuesday. He saw minnows in the creek yesterday morning for the first time this year. Customers crab and fish from rental boats towed up Oranokin Creek, running past the shop. Rental kayaks and canoes are available to paddle the scenic creek. Call ahead to reserve all of these vessels, including because they become booked up when the season gets going. The shop stocks everything needed for crabbing, from bait, traps and nets to drinks, snacks and suntan lotion. Beaver Dam can host events like birthday parties and family reunions, and groups like scouts, including for an educational day on the water. Visit Beaver Dam’s website.