After a stunningly successful week of fundraising and gear-gathering, community efforts to help Ilwaco, Washington’s Dungeness crab fleet regroup, after a devastating fire, seem to be well on their way.

What remains now is to get that gear rigged and baited in time for a Monday “presoak” deadline. That’s the day when the first crab pots can be put in the water, to allow fishermen to pull pots full of crab on Thursday, the official opening day of the season.