About us

Long before Lester’s Crab Pots was founded in 2009, Les Blahuta was making traps to catch local crabs during his weekends in Oregon. Les used crabbing to bond with his family, enjoy the beautiful Pacific Coast, and bring the best, fresh catch home for dinner.

After retiring from a successful trucking accessory company, Les set out to complete his lifelong goal of getting his degree. Lester used his hobby of crabbing while in business school to construct a better, more durable crab pot than any of the imported traps available. Made in America of domestic parts, each crab trap is built to help spread Lester’s love of crabbing with the world.