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Catamarans (Crab-Cats) for Crabbing ….. Lincoln City …. Siletz Bay

We Rent Kayaks for Touring or Crabbing

$40 Up to 3 hours – for one (1) person Kayak for touring …….

$85 Up to 3 hours – One (1) person Kayak for Crabbing and the following

  • Single Person Kayak
  • Three (3) Quick Pull Traps, Bait Bag, Float, and Line
  • Bait for three (3) Traps
  • One (1) Crab gauge
  • One (1) Floating Crab Storage Unit

$80 Up to 3 hours – for Two (2) person Tandem Kayak for Touring …….

$125 Up to 3 hours – Two (2) person Tandem Kayak for Crabbing and the following

  • Two Person Kayak
  • Three (3) Quick Pull Traps, Bait Bag, Float, and Line
  • Bait for three (3) Traps
  • One (1) Crab gauge
  • One (1) 5-gal Crab Bucket
  • One (1) Floating Crab Storage Unit

$120 Up to 3 hours Family /Group Catamaran …  for (2 – 6 adults +2 kids) …. No Motor or Crab Traps

If you do not want to paddle? …. Electric Motor Option = $45

Warning 1150 lbs Catamaran weight limit … Details of Catamaran Click Here

Crab Boat with electric motor for 2-6 adults + 2 kids Family/Group Catamaran ….. with Motor …..you furnish the traps and Bait = $165 … CLICK HERE to see Catamaran in action

Special Crab Boat with electric motor for 2-6 adults + 2 kids Family/Group Catamaran, Traps and Bait included = $200 … CLICK HERE to see Caatamaran in action

  • 6 adults +2 kids Catamaran with electric motor
  • Three (3) Quick Pull Traps, Bait Bag, Float, and Line … Additional Traps are available to rent @ $35/3 traps (Soakers $10 upgrade)
  • Bait for three (3) Traps
  • One (1) Crab gauge
  • One (1) 5-gal Crab Bucket

Warning 1150 lbs Catamaran weight limit … Details of Catamaran Click Here

HIGH TIDE WARNING

  • Crabs live in the ocean with new Crabs introduced into the Siletz Bay at High Tide.
  • The Siletz Bay Federal Refuge is marsh land, and is only navigable during High Tide

Therefore …. to insure the best Oregon experience we only launch once a day one hour before High Tide.  

CLICK HERE for high tide times

We have special arrangement for Kayak Rentals for self directed tours or guide tours through the National Wildlife Refuge, Crabbing or Fishing in the Siletz River and Bay.

CLICK HERE for high tide times

Office personal available  ……. noon – 9 PM …541-765-2109

Launch site only open for no deposit 24 hour online reservations, otherwise closed online 24 hours reservations

We launch Kayaks & Crab-Cats once a day by online reservation only – one hour before high tide. 

Click Here for next high tide at Kernville (location of Siletz Rental)  

Reservations are only made online Chick Here for Online

Siletz Bay has Crabs!!!!

Dean, one the of the Concierges on Friday, August 3, 2018, at high tide went crabbing with a Soaker Crab Trap.  He set the trap on the west side near the Hwy 101 Siletz River bridge for three hours.  This is the picture he took.

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When he pulled the trap, he had 25 crabs and 12 keepers.

Now ….. he is eating crab.

PS.  Dean has not had good luck recently.  Now, the rains have come and the fresh water in the Siletz River is causing the crabs to stay closer to the ocean. 

He is only getting one or two keeper per pull. ………………………..

We Rent Crab Traps for 24 hours …. CLICK HERE for Details

There are two type of Crab Traps

  • Soaker Crab Traps
  • Quick Pull Crab Traps

Quick Pull Crab Traps (Know as Crab Max)

These Traps means you have to continually pull the crab max or ring every 5 – 10/15 minutes to snare the crabs. There is no advantage to leave your ring or pot overnight. This type of Crabbing is usually done from a dock or shore and sometime a boat.

Rental Rates

Quick Pull Traps Package includes …. $40 With No Bait to be used from dock/shore/kayak CLICK HERE

  • Three (3) Traps, Bait Bag, Float, and Line
  • One (1) Crab gauge
  • One (1) Crab bucket

 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

Quick Pull 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 or Kayak. Since is the smallest of the traps, it is excellent for children to use.

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 Max with Crap

$45 Soaker Crab Traps package (known as the Danielson Crab Trap) to be used from a Crab-Cat or boat.

This Soaker package to be used with our Crab-Cats includes:

  • Three (3) door-style traps, bait bag, float, and line
  • Bait for three (3) crab traps
  • One (1) Crab gauge
  • One  (1) Crab bucket
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Oregon Shellfish Licenses 

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

Gloves ….You may want a pair of gloves to protect your fingers.  These prevent jellyfish stings from tentacles wrapped around your rope, along with alleviating some of the pain that comes with handling crabs.

Available at: Ace Hardware (South) – 4910 SE Hwy 101, 541-996-2131

 Justin Ainsworth, a shellfish biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said timing your crabbing trip in the fall is more important to success than figuring out which bay to try. Most bays will be primed with crabs in the latter part of the calendar year, with late September through November usually the very best.

The Siletz Bay at the south edge of Lincoln City is the best-kept crabbing secret on Oregon Coast.   Siletz Bay is a Virgin spot for crabbing.

We Rent Kayaks for Touring or Crabbing

$40 Up to 3 hours – for one (1) person Kayak for touring …….

$85 Up to 3 hours – One (1) person Kayak for Crabbing

  • Single Person Kayak
  • Three (3) Quick Pull Traps, Bait Bag, Float, and Line
  • Bait for three (3) Traps
  • One (1) Crab gauge
  • One (1) Floating Crab Storage Unit

$80 Up to 3 hours – for Two (2) person Tandem Kayak for Touring …….

$125 Up to 3 hours – Two (2) person Tandem Kayak for Crabbing

  • Two Person Kayak
  • Three (3) Quick Pull Traps, Bait Bag, Float, and Line
  • Bait for three (3) Traps
  • One (1) Crab gauge
  • One (1) 5-gal Crab Bucket
  • One (1) Floating Crab Storage Unit

$120 Up to 3 hours Family /Group Catamaran …  for (2 – 6 adults +2 kids) 

If you do not want to paddle? …. Electric Motor Option = $45

Warning 1150 lbs Catamaran weight limit … Details of Catamaran Click Here

Crab Boat with electric motor for 2-6 adults + 2 kids Family/Group Catamaran ….. you furnish the traps and Bait = $165 … CLICK HERE to see Catamaran in action

Special Crab Boat with electric motor for 2-6 adults + 2 kids Family/Group Catamaran, Traps and Bait included = $200 … CLICK HERE to see Caatamaran in action

  • 6 adults +2 kids Catamaran with electric motor
  • Three (3) Quick Pull Traps, Bait Bag, Float, and Line … Additional Traps are available to rent @ $35/3 traps (Soakers $10 upgrade)
  • Bait for three (3) Traps
  • One (1) Crab gauge
  • One (1) 5-gal Crab Bucket

Warning 1150 lbs Catamaran weight limit … Details of Catamaran Click Here

HIGH TIDE WARNING

  • Crabs live in the ocean with new Crabs introduced into the Siletz Bay at High Tide.
  • The Siletz Bay Federal Refuge is marsh land, and is only navigable during High Tide

Therefore …. to insure the best Oregon experience we only launch once a day one hour before High Tide.  

CLICK HERE for high tide times

We have special arrangement for Kayak Rentals for self directed tours or guide tours through the National Wildlife Refuge, Crabbing or Fishing in the Siletz River and Bay.

CLICK HERE for high tide times

Office personal available  ……. noon – 9 PM …541-765-2109

Launch site only open for no deposit 24 hour online reservations, otherwise closed online 24 hours reservations

We launch Kayaks & Crab-Cats once a day by online reservation only – one hour before high tide. 

Click Here for next high tide at Kernville (location of Siletz Rental)  

Reservations are only made online Chick Here for Online

Siletz Bay has Crabs!!!!

Dean, one the of the Concierges on Friday, August 3, 2018, at high tide went crabbing with a Soaker Crab Trap.  He set the trap on the west side near the Hwy 101 Siletz River bridge for three hours.  This is the picture he took.

dean1

When he pulled the trap, he had 25 crabs and 12 keepers.

Now ….. he is eating crab.

PS.  Dean has not had good luck recently.  Now, the rains have come and the fresh water in the Siletz River is causing the crabs to stay closer to the ocean. 

He is only getting one or two keeper per pull. ………………………..

Other Options

Kayak Touring … Click Here

Free Guides & Wildlife seen in Siletz  Bay Refuge … 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

Free Online Crab Clinic … Click Here

Crab Traps for Rent …. Click Here

$165 up to  3 hours Carb – Cat with electric motor for crabber who bring their own traps  

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We do not have any Dock Crabbing available.  Newport, Depoe Bay has public docks that do permit dock crabbing.  Shore crabbing is available in Lincoln City (Taft)  CLICK HERE for details

However, catches from these locations typically are lower than from boats because of high usage.  Boat crabbing allow crabbers to spread their traps over the entire with less competition from others.

See what Crabbing in Siletz Bay look like from the Crab’s point of view with a “Soaker” Trap

  • Date Oct 2014 in Siletz Bay
  • Soak time = 1-1\2 hours
  • Yield 3 Crabs  = 1-1\2 pounds/each

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  • When you have your own traps
  • $165 Up to 3 hours – Crab–Cat no traps furnished but with an electric motor for 2 – 6  adults +2 kids …… 
  • Ideal for family with kids or group

Include paddles,  life jackets for all, invasive species permit, and parking for vehicles

Picture to right is a family sorting through the crab caught in a Soaker Crab Trap

The Siletz Bay at the south edge of Lincoln City is the best-kept crabbing secret on Oregon Coast.   Siletz Bay is a Virgin spot for crabbing.

Why is this prime crabbing spot kept a secret?

There is no easy access to where the good crabs are … the main channel.  Nearly all the crabbing is done from its banks.  Most people in Lincoln City, who want to go crabbing, have to go to Newport for their Crabbing Docks.

For the Best Experience Please Call 541-765-2109 or   Click Here to Make Reservations

There is No cost or obligation to make a Reservation

Click Here to Check Availability 

There are problems to get to the where the good big crabs in Siletz Bay because:

  • NO docks for Dock Crabbing.
  • NO Local Motor Boat Rental at the Siletz Bay.  The Closest Free Boat Launch is 6.7 miles up the Siletz River.   It takes three (3) hours to get up & down the river to Siletz Bay
  1. Rent a Crabbing Crab-Cat  ….. Click Here for Details
  2. Crabbing from the Shore Clinic … To be taught 6 times this summer Click Here …. for a free Crabbing Clinic using the Crab Man.

Stable Cataraman for the Whole Family or Group

For the Best Experience Please Call 541-765-2109 or   Click Here to Make Reservations

 There is No Deposit to make a Reservation

Click Here to Check Availability

The Siletz River and Bay water are cold. (58 Degrees)  It is important to be in a stable boat.

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Easy Get in and Get out

Stable to get in or out … Stable Loading

For the Best Experience Please Call 541-765-2109 or   Click Here to Make Reservations

 There is No Deposit to make a Reservation

Click Here to Check Availability

The Crab-Cats consist of two Canoes with  a superstructure .  It is the best way for a group or family to have the experience of getting the good big Crabs in Siletz Bay.

Our special kit will convert two canoes into one catamaran. The structural integrity of this system has been proven on expeditions worldwide.

When crossing open stretches of water, our Catamaran offers incredible stability: the rig is virtually ‘untippable’.

Our Crabbing Catamaran feature opens new horizons and adds new dimensions to the exciting world of crabbing for any family or group.

Where to Crab:

  • Much more stable than a regular canoe
  • Totally Safe for families with small children or group, cannot be overturned
  • Stable even in rough weather
  • Rental Location is 100 ft from the entrance to the main Crabbing Area
  • Provides a stable platform to handle crab traps, grading crabs and  launching traps
  • Less Cost than Renting a Motor Boat
  • No motor fuel  to mess with
  • Easy Get in and Get out
    For the Best Experience Please Call 541-765-2109 or   Click Here to Make Reservations There is No Deposit to make a ReservationClick Here to Check Availability 

We can provide everything you need, except you must provide:

  • Each person that plans to crab, 12 years or older, will need Shellfish license (available at a location listed below)  cost is $10 (resident, nonresident $19.) entitles the holder to 12 male crabs, minimum size 5 ¾ inches
  • Bring a pair of rubber or leather gloves if you want to protect your fingers,

WHERE TO BUY A LICENSE

  • Bi-Mart — 1030 SE Oar Ave • 541-614-1020
  • Siletz Rentals 82 Siletz Highway 541-765-2109

Best Times to Crab

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Time of day: “Slack Tides” (the times of peak high are the best times to crab. At “Slack Tide,” the highest number of crab are walking around foraging since they are less affected by tidal currents.  see the above graph.

For the Best Experience Please Call 541-765-2109 or   Click Here to Make Reservations

 There is No Deposit to make a Reservation

Click Here to Check Availability 

Best Launch Times

We only rent at the times listed since our location is where the Siletz River flows into the Siletz Bay and the Pacific Ocean; therefore, the tides directly affect the crabbing.  The following are the best times to launch to get into the Bay for High Slate Tide.  Chick Here to find the next launch time or Call 541-765-2109 for Best launch Time.

Setting your traps and soak time

Set crab traps an adequate space apart from each other so that you aren’t competing against your own gear.

For Soaker Crab Traps allow between 60 -90 minutes before retrieving your traps.

Locate your float and approach slowly. Grab crab line just below the float with your hand.

Quickly sort through crab, 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 trap is often more effective than reaching directly for them.

Learn the difference between male and female crab.  With a crab gauge measure all male Dungeness crab.  Only retain the male Dungeness crab that is 5 ¾” inches across the back (NOT including the spines) or wider.  When measuring make sure you measure in a straight line across the back immediately in front of, but NOT including the last points.  Store legally sized “Keeper” crabs in a 5-gallon bucket with water.

If you keep your crabs in the bucket with water make sure to change the water frequently to keep the water cool and oxygenated

Releasing “soft shell” crab is strongly recommended. Soft-shelled crab are newly molted and are essentially a small crab in a big crabs body.

Perfect Place to have a Crab Picnic …… Click Here

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What to Wear

Wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the day’s weather. Quick-drying synthetic fabrics and comfortable footwear that can get wet are best. Having rain gear is always advisable.

We recommend a water bottle and an extra layer for warmth and don’t forget the camera.

For the Best Experience Please Call 541-765-2109 or   Click Here to Make Reservations

 There is No Deposit to make a Reservation

Click Here to Check Availability

Reservation Office Hours …. noon – 9 pm … Everyday … 541-765-2109 

Launch site only open for no deposit 24 hour online reservations, otherwise closed online 24 hours reservations

  • Lincoln City, OR   97267
  • 541-765-2109
  • info@siletzrentals.com

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