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Crabs … Crabbing … Crab Traps to Rent …. Lincoln City, Oregon …. Siletz Bay … FREE Crabbing Clinic …. Low Cost Family Fun

You don’t have a lot of money? No problem. You do not need a lot of money or preparation in order to go crabbing in Lincoln City. It is a great excursion for individuals and families.

Crab Traps for Rent

Quick Pull Crab Traps 24 hour rental Package

Deposit = Credit or Debt Card
Rent/Day = $40
Three (3) Quick Pull Crab Traps
One (1) Crab Bucket && Crab Gauge
Bait, License or Gloves not provided

CLICK HERE for 24 hour online Crab Traps Reservation


$40/Trap plus Crab Bucket & Crab Gauge
$100 Three (3) Traps plus Crab Bucket & Crab Gauge

CLICK HERE for no deposit 24 hour online Crab Traps Reservation

You must provide bait …. Chicken is Good

Gloves if you are going to handle the Crab

Valid credit card info to be used if Crab Trap not returned

Catching the Crab limit Lincoln city – siletz bay

3 location to choose from… Lincoln City (Historic Taft) Depoe Bay or Newport

There are three Docks available in Newport, and they are all free to use. It is less expensive to go crabbing from the pier than it is to crab from a boat. Unfortunately, you will be limited to where you can drop your line or your traps.

Dungeness crab season is year-round in the Oregon Bays.  The Dungeness crab is a saltwater creature. Beginning in September, crabs will tend to be more “filled out,” meaning there is a higher percentage of quality meat.

Crabbing in Depoe Bay …. CLICK HERE

Crabbing in Newport …. CLICK HERE

How to Crab at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City

The dock has been standing in the beach alongside 51st Street in Lincoln City since 1946. This south part of Lincoln City is called Historic Taft. Today the historic Taft Dock has a new look and more strength to weather battering wind and rainstorms and thousands of annual visitor footsteps.

There are new upgrades to the Taft Dock, which will include replacing piles, some decking, rails, and miscellaneous other items. Upgrades will also include a commitment to meeting ADA accessibility requirements.

The Taft Dock entrance is west of the Mo Restaurant but normally does not go into the water very far, except during high tides during the winter.

Local Secret Crabbing Location

If the tide is not high enough, you can catch Crab to the west of the dock to the ocean from the shore.

Crabbing Clinic … Free online Registration

We teach a crabbing system developed by Bill Paternek. Bill Lackner of Lincoln City has been teaching how to use this system in Siletz Bay since 2004.

The Clinic will provide an overview of Oregon’s crabbing regulations, harvest methods, location of the four (4) crabbing docks, cleaning & cooking methods 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 own traps for demo.

Crab Licenses .. Oregon State Resident = $10 … Three (3) Day Our of State =$19


The clinic is in Lincoln City, Depoe Bay or Newport. The location will be changed depending on the rains, tides, weather, and registration.

The free clinic is about one hour, Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat.

To Register online CLICK HERE

Mon Oct 14 … 1:00pm high tide 1:54pm (5.82ft)
Sat Oct 19 ….4:00:pm high tide 4:40pm (5.60ft)
Mon Oct 21 … 5:00pm high tide 6:50pm (5.23ft)
Wed Oct 23 … 8:00am high tide 9:32pm (5.29ft)
Fri Oct 25 … 10:00am high tide 11:44pm (5.69ft)

Sat Oct 26 … 11:00am high tide 12:12pm (6.38ft)
Mon Oct 28 … 11:00am high tide 1:27pm (6.89ft)
Wed Oct 30 … 1:00pm high tide 2:45pm (6.74ft)
Fri Nov 1 …….. 3:00pm high tide 4:11pm (5.98ft)

Sat Nov 2.……4pm……high tide 5:02pm (5.48ft)
Mon Nov 4….4:30…..high tide 6:16pm (4.64ft)
Wed Nov 6….9am…..high tide 9:14am (5.06ft)
Fri Nov 8.….10am….high tide 10:21am (5.47ft)

Fri Nov 29 Crab Clinc …. 9am low tide 8:41am (2.16ft)

Sat Nov 30 Crab Clinc …. 10am low tide 9:31am (2.33ft)

To Register online CLICK HERE

Best Time to Crab

Any time is the time to Crab, but some or better than others.

“Slack water” also called “Slack Tide” (the times of peak high or low tide) are the best times to crab. During swift tidal exchanges crab often bury themselves, but at slack water, more crabs are walking around foraging, since they are less affected by tidal currents.

Slick Tide

 The favorite time to harvest crab is the roughly the one-hour time slot on each side of the high tides for the day (one hour on each side equals a two-hour time slot). At this time the tide is moving the slowest, allowing the crabs, to roam around and look for food without needing to fight the current, but crab can be trapped any time of day.

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.

2019 Free Fishing Regulations

Aug. 17-18 (Saturday & Sunday)

Nov. 29-30 (Friday & Saturday)

Thanksgiving Weekend

2020 Free Fishing Days … to be posted …..

Crab Licenses 

  • State Resident = $10
  • Three (3) Day out of State = $19


FREE Kid’s Crabbing Special

Everything a Kids ages 8, 9, 10, 11 needs the opportunity to Crab at no charge for 24 hours,.. The only restriction – One per family/season & valid Credit Card

Adult 24-hour Crab Trap package $40

  • Three (3) Quick Pull crab traps, bait bag, float, and line
  • One (1) Crab gauge
  • One (1) Crab bucket
  • Bait & License not included

Equipment that can be rented from Siletz Rentals CLICK HERE for:

  • Crab Traps
  • Kayak
  • Crabbing
  • Fishing
  • Touring
  • National Wildlife Refuge
  • Guides
  • Crab-Cats

Office personnel available … noon – 9pm … 541-765-2109

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