Sustainable Living Center Oregon
\The last Free Crab Clinic for 2020 was held on the beach between MO’s restaurant at 860 Southwest 51st Street, Lincoln City, OR and the ocean on Wed Sept 28 at 6:00 PM.
You can schedule a Mini Crab Clinic at your convivence for a fee of $20. Please contact us at 541-765-2109 if desired.
Your Private Mini Crab Mentor will be at our site at 82 Siletz Hwy on the Siletz River.
The Clinic will provide an overview of Oregon’s crabbing regulations, harvest methods, location of the four (4) crabbing docks, and live demonstrations.
Our trap is unique, as you do not need a boat, dock, or pier to use it. The trap can be used on any beach that does not have a rocky bottom. The Clinic will demo the mechanics of how to crab from shore with our unique trap.
We will spend time with your group showing you all the tricks and tips of baiting the trap, throwing trap, and retrieving the trap.
Very seldom will not catch any Crab in the river during the Clinic, but we will direct you to our favorite spot on the Siletz Bay beach, where you will find Crab, but no guarantee on the size of the Crab.
Crab traps can be rented and pick up from 82 Siletz Hwy at the reserved time.
We will arrange to clean and cook your Crab @ $2.50/crab
General Coronavirus Prevention Rules
Private Crab Clinic Available by Appointment 7 days a week The Crab Mentor will show you his favorite Crab location that does require a dock, pier, or dock. He will spend 30 minutes showing you how to catch Crab, catch Crab, explain the Oregon Crab laws and everything about Crabbing for $20.
Call 541-765-2109 for an appointment. Your traps, rental traps, or you can purchase.
We provide the kitchen equipment to cook Crab and show you how to clean & cook the Crab…. ready to eat…. $2.50/crab
The clinic provides Oregon’s crabbing regulations, harvest methods, location of the four (4) crabbing docks, and live demonstrations.
Crabbers are allowed to crab with up to three devices per license. At the Clinic will be demos on how to crab from shore or a kayak. Crab Traps will be available to rent, purchase or bring your traps for demo.
Crab Licenses .. Oregon State Resident = $10 … Three (3) Day Out of State =$19
YOU ONLY NEED ONE license PER THREE (3) CRAB TRAPS …
The clinics are conducted in Lincoln City, Depoe Bay or Newport. The location will be changed depending on the rains, tides, weather, and number of people registered.
The State of Oregon is offering residents and visitors the opportunity to explore and experience fishing, crabbing, clamming without the need for a license or tags on specific listed dates throughout the year.
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 28 & 29 are Free Fishing Days!
YOU ONLY NEED ONE license PER THREE (3) CRAB TRAPS …
The Crab Trapper consists of two metal netted 18″ triangular sides. When lying flat, it takes the shape of a square 18″ X 18″. It is the only Crab Trap that can be used from the shore. Since it is the small, it is excellent for children to use from a dock. It can also be used from a kayak, Crab-Cat or boat with limited space.
When pulled, the two sides lift up, creating walls and pushing all the crabs to the center.
The Crab Trapper is made locally in Lincoln City, Oregon and can be purchased for $40 include a bucket and Crab Gauge. The Crab Trapper with a Buoy be used with a kayak.
Folding crab traps are a recent innovation that is changing the face of crabbing from the bank or the shore in Siletz Bay.
Any bait will works. A lot of people use chicken. Fish guts are a good one. Things that are natural to crabs seem to do better. This includes using fish carcasses, squid, clams and the like.
Using these these baits have a downside in that seals seem to love them more than the crab. The Crab Trapper uses a bait bag that will keep the seals at bay. It will also help to keep the crab on your bait longer.
If a crab pulls off a nice piece of your bait, more than likely, it’ll crawl off and eat it. So something to stop them from tearing off chunks will improve your odds when using the Crab Trapper.
The bait bag is the key. For starters, this eliminates tying bait to the bottom of the trap, which never seemed to work very well anyway. This is especially nice if you are dealing with some rancid bait like fish parts. Just toss them in and clip it shut.
Bait bags prevent the crabs from completely devouring the bait all at once. They are open enough to allow for little bites here and there to keep the crabs happy but closed enough to keep your bait working all day long. It is more effective to stand the bait bags upright, as this maximizes floor space.
Gloves prevent jellyfish stings from tentacles wrapped around your rope, along with alleviating some of the pain that comes with handling crabs.
Quickly sort through the crabs, being careful not to break crab legs or get your fingers pinched. An experienced crab handler will sort crabs by keeping them at ease. They want to get out, but they don’t want to be forcefully grabbed. A quick shake of the pot is often more effective than reaching directly for them.
Be sure to carefully and quickly release crab, do not throw them from heights as this will often crack their carapace and kill them.
Crabs may be taken using crab rings, pots or baited line (limited to 3 rings, pots or lines per licenses) by hand; dip net; or rake. Pots may be left overnight.
Bays, estuaries, beaches, tide pools, piers, and jetties are open all year. The ocean is closed for Dungeness crab October 16 through November 30.
No more than 1 daily catch limit per day may be taken per person. No more than 2 daily catch limits per person may be in possession.
The minimum size for Dungeness crab is 5 ¾ inches. Size is measured in a straight line across the back immediately in front of, but NOT including the widest points.
Undersized male, female and unwanted red rock crab must be immediately released unharmed.
Crabs may not be mutilated so that sex, size, or species cannot be determined prior to landing. Mutilated crabs may not be transported across state waters.
No holding pots, holding devices, or live boxes are allowed in the ocean. Holding pots, holding devices or live boxes in bays and estuaries cannot retain more than 24 Dungeness and 48 red rock crab per container.
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Cooking hours – 8am – Dark (by Reservation Only)