Thursday, October 10, 2013
Crabbing trips require minimal gear, often available for rental in coastal towns, and while boat crabbing increases your likelihood for success, dockside crabbing is easy and very accessible. Before crabbing, be aware of crab regulations. Knowledge of where, when, and how to crab will increase your likelihood of success and information on crab biology, identification, and behavior will enhance your experience.
Digging for clams is a little tricky, but the right gear and knowledge can yield successful results.
It is always good practice to review shellfishing regulations before you head out. Check out the current regulations online or pick-up a current Oregon Sport Fishing Regulation booklet at any ODFW office or sporting goods store. There is a small fee to harvest shellfish. Check the local bait and tackle shops or marinas for more information or visit the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife website at www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/.