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If under 12 years of age… Crab Trap Free Usage … Lincoln City ….. Siletz Bay ….Taft Dock …… Historic Taft … Depoe Bay … Newport

Crabbing in Lincoln City …. Siletz Bay .... CLICK HERE

Crabbing in Depoe Bay …. CLICK HERE

Crabbing in Newport …. CLICK HERE

June 1, 2020 …. General Coronavirus Prevention Rules

  1. Due to the Virus reservations required for all rental services.  Services are scheduled only one group at a time
  2. Hand Sanitizer is available.
  3. No bathroom facilities available at the Siletz Moorage Rental Location
  4. All rentals business will be completed outdoors

Crab Traps can be pickup 8 am – 9 pm with reservations. The office staff is available to ask questions from noon – 9 pm.

  1. Crab License … must-have.  They can be purchased on-line @ www or Lincoln City @ Bi-Mart or Newport @ Fred Meyers
  2. Crab Bait not provided … we recommend you buy chicken for bait, seals do not like chicken, but crab do.
  3. Three (3) Crab Traps, a bucket, and a crab gauge reservation are made on-line.  Reservations are No Deposit or Obligation On-Line at CLICK HERE or  www.SiletzTraps.FUN  
  4.  Reservations are processed after 9 pm.  If you make a reservation for today, make the reservation, call 541-765-2109 to ensure your reservation is processed today.


Best Crabbing from shore in Historic Taft

Idea for Children ….. Call 541-765-2109 …. hours noon – 9PM for details

  • Use of one (1) SuperMax© Crab Trap, Bait, Crab Bucket, and Crab Gauge for 24 hours at no charge – Only restrictions – One per family with other rental or purchase. Call 541-765-2109 for more details
  • Child must be over 8 and under 12.
  • Must be accomplished by adult and Credit card info required – to be used if Crab Trap not returned
  • Five Free Location to Crab from
  • Will need Gloves to handle Crab -. Rubber Boots good idea.
Crabbing on the shore of Siletz Bay

 One (1) Crab License is required for every 3 traps if you are 12 or older

Oregon Crab License = $10 ……………….. Out of State Crab License = $19

  • Rent Additional SuperMax© Crab Traps can be provided at $40/Three (3) Traps
  • Purchase @$35/trap or $100 for Three (3) Traps plus Crab Bucket, and Crab Gauge
  • CLICK HERE to Reserve Crab Traps
    You must provide bait …. Chicken is Good
  • Required valid credit card info to be used if Crab Trap not returned
  • 3 location to choose from… Lincoln City (Historic Taft) (see below)

SuperMax© Crab Trap 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 is the smallest of the traps, 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 max is made locally in Lincoln City, Oregon and can be purchased for $35,

Crap Super Max with Crap

Folding crab traps are a recent innovation that is changing the face of crabbing from the bank or the shore in Siletz Bay.

SuperMax© come with a Bait Bag

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 natural baits also have a downside in that seals seem to love them as much as the crab does.the Super Max Crab Trap uses a bait bag will often keep the seals at bay. It will also help to keep the crab on your bait longer.

Supermax Crab Bait Bag

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 Super Max Crab Trap.

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.

Boots Since you on the shore of the Siletz Bay, it is easy to step into the water. Rubber Boots are nice to have.


Sorting Crabs
Quickly sort through the crabs, being careful to not 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.

Other Options
Kayak Touring … Click Here
Wildlife Photogenic Paradise … Click Here 
Six (6) & Sixteen (16) Mile Siletz River Drift .. Click Here
Family\Group Touring …. Click Here
Salmon Fishing … Click Here
Crab & Fishing Package … Click Here
Crabbing … Click Here

Free Online Crab Clinic … Click Here

For more information

1113 N Hwy 101 unit 21
Depoe Bay, 97341

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