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Newport Index of Rentals …. Single-Tandem-Quad Kayaks …. Crab-Cats …. Crab-Kayaks … Crab Traps … Crab Clinics

General Coronavirus Prevention Rules

  1. 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 Rental Location
  4. All rentals business will be completed outdoors

To Rent Single, Tandem, and Quad Kayaks for Touring, Fishing, or Crabbing

Kayak Launches available 8 am – 6 pm. The office staff is available @ 541-765-2109 to ask questions noon – 9 pm

  • Single, Tandem, and Quad Kayaks HAVE to be made on-line.  Reservations are No Deposit or Obligation On-Line at CLICK HERE or www.SiletzKayaks.FUN
  • Reservations are processed after 9 pm.  If you make a reservation for today, make the on-line reservation, then call 541-765-2109 to ensure your reservation is processed today.
  • Kayaks are launched one hour before high tides.  High Tide table CLICK HERE or
  • All kayaks will be disinfectant after every use.
  • All life jackets will not be reused for 48 hours.

To Rent Crab Traps to use from docks, piers, boats and shore

Crab Traps can be pickup 8 am – 8 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 CLICK HERE @ 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 
  4.  Reservations are processed after 9 pm.  If you make a reservation for today, make the on-line reservation, then call 541-765-2109 to ensure your reservation is processed today.

For Free Crab Clinic or to schedule a Private Crab Clinic

  1. Details CLICK HERE @
  2. The location will change depending on the size of the group and the weather.
  3. The location will be given after your reservation has been received. To made a reservation CLICK HERE or www.CrabClinc.Fun
  4. Complete the reservation with your phone number and email address to contact you if you were exposed to the virus.

Kayak & Crabbing Information …. noon – 9 pm 541-765-2109

New to Crabbing? …. Free Crab Clinic … CHICK HERE

Private Crab Clinic Available by Appointment 7 days a week & Crab cooking

The Crab Master will show you his favorite Crab location.. He will give your group the tricks and tips of Crabbing. 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 the traps from the mentor; it is all the same to the Guide.

Where can you Cook Crab?  …. We help you fix your dinner

We provide the kitchen equipment to cook Crab and show you how to clean & cook the Crab…. ready to eat…. $2.50/crab

June 1 … Newport crabbing pier is open from sunrise to sunset if you have your own crab traps. Rental information is listed below.

Rent Three Quick Pull Crab Traps for 24 hours for $40

Three (3) Docks/Piers to choose from:

  • Crabbing/Fishing Pier in South Beach
  • Crabbing/Fishing Pier on Abbey Street
  • Crabbing/Fishing Pier at Bay Street

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

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

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

Crabbing in Depoe Bay …. CLICK HERE

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.

Crabbing for Abbey Street Pier (Dock) in Newport, Oregon

Enjoyed the short, level walk and talking with people on the pier. One of the great things about this pier is that it has a real working dock, not just tourist shops.  One family caught eighteen crabs in four hours, not counting the ones they threw back, but this was an exception, do not count on doing this every day.

It’s a long stretch of dock open to the public and free. If you don’t want to rent a boat to crab, this is the spot.

This is a working fish dock, with a lot of fishing boats of many different sizes, which brought in different catches.  A good place to see seafood being offloaded and to get a small taste of the fishing experience. On some days you can buy fresh fish right off the boats. In season local fishermen selling their albacore tuna off the boat. Welcome the fishermen as they come back home or wave them off as they go out to sea. 

Hear the sea lions barking and swimming around the piers by the docks. Fun to stand and watch them up close. Great area for a stroll. Many photo ops to take advantage. You can watch the fishermen load/unload boats and head out.

A quick and easy detour off Hwy 101 offered great views of Conde McCullough’s Yaquina Bay Bridge, the Newport Marina and many happy crabbers.

Crabbing from Bay Street Pier (Dock)

This is authentic. Real fishermen are here having a smoke after having come in after a grueling shift. Some shops sell tourist stuff and shops that sell freshly caught seafood. It has an abundance of good restaurants.

You can find noisy sea lions, and noisy kids and the whole area is permeated with a fishy smell. It’s a great place to people watch.  Several large and very busy fishing processing plants share space for small piers, Lots of restaurants, seals, boardwalk, fishing boats, salt air, lots of shops and places to explore. Parking a problem, but worth looking for parking. Usually, find a side street to park.  It has everything from the more commercial seaside attractions to quaint gift shops and lots of restaurants. A great place to buy fresh oysters. 

A very enjoyable experience walking both sides of the street. Excellent food, sweet treats, fresh seafood right off the boats, beautiful products by local artisans. Very relaxed vibe. Anything you’re looking for can probably be found in these few blocks

An easy detour off Hwy 101 offered great views of Conde McCullough’s Yaquina Bay Bridge, the Newport Marina and many happy crabbers.

Crabbing from the Rogue Pier (Dock)

The third Dock is across the bridge next to the Rogue Brewery.

Newport takes crabbing very seriously. In fact, the phrase “The Dungeness Capital of the World” became a registered trademark of the city in 2007.

Newport’s commercial crabbers have been harvesting record numbers of this prized culinary crustacean for over a decade. Crabbing from a dock or pier is much easier and less expensive than crabbing from a boat, although the availability of crab is limited to the specific area that you choose to drop your traps.

Native red rock crabs, which prefer the complex habitats that docks offer, are a common catch in these areas. Gear may be set anywhere within public areas along these docks, but be sure not to interfere with boat traffic.

Rogue Brewery is next to the Dock and they offer tours

Dungeness crab season is year-round for Newport.  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 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


Location of Free Crabbing Clinic

Location of clinic will be in Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, or Newport.. The location may be changed week to week depending on the rains, tides, weather, and registration. Once you are registered, you will be given where the next clinic is located.

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

For Time & Date of Free Crabbing Clinics … CLICK HERE

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.


 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.

2019 Free Fishing Dates

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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