Crabbing is among the best in the state, and the bay also offers excellent salmon fishing and clamming. Public docks for crabbing, fishing, and moorage, a launch ramp, day use park and picnic area, are among the facilities available in the Port area. Many private marinas along the river provide similar services.
A license for all shellfish harvest, including bait shrimp harvest is required.
- A resident annual license is $7.00
- A nonresident annual license is $20.50
- A 3 day nonresident license is available for $11.50
Anglers should check the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations for current license requirements, limits and species identification.
Crabbing is easy, fun, and often rewarding!
For Dungeness Crab:
- 3 rings only per person
- 5-3/4″ minimum size limit
- Males only
- 12 crab per person per day catch limit
For day to day information on crabbing conditions and boat and crab gear rentals, contact Dock of the Bay Marina at (541) 563-2003. 1245 Mill Street, P.O. Box 2511, Waldport, OR 97394.