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Crabbing

crabbing

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.