There are not going to be any crab pots in the Juan de Fuca Strait or Haro Strait. Obviously one needs to be extra vigilant in the bays during the season. Yes there are some logs and other flotsam floating around. I have never found it to be a problem. If you're not comfortable running at night, don't do it. Know your limits, I say. I, myself have never found it to be a problem. You can make the most of favorable currents sometimes in the dark.