Sustainable Living Center Oregon
Starting June 7, 2021, The Sustainable Living Center in Lincoln City is running a series of consumers tests to determine which Crab trap will catch the most “Keepers.”
A Keeper measures at least five (5) ¾ inches across the shell.
There is no charge or obligation for any one to do the three (3) hours consumer test in Newport, Oregon, but the Crab Traps have to be pickup at a Depoe Location.
If you do not want to do the testing, just rent traps see below for rates.
If you want to take home the Crab you caught, you can by paying our normal Crab trap rental rates.
For example, if you caught the limit of twelve (12) of Dungeness Crab and you want to keep them, pay $50 and take them home.
If you want them clean and cooked there is a $2.50/Crab extra charge.
Free Usage is Available from noon – 6 PM on the following dates. These time are at high tide and the best time to Crab :
To make an online reservation … CLICK HERE
The test: Choose three (3) locations on any of the three (3) Crabbing piers in Newport.. At the first location, a baited Danielson Traps with bait bag is dropped. Soak for one hour.
After one hour, it is raised, and the number of Keepers recorded and save “Keepers” in the bucket.
At the second location, a baited Crab Ring is dropped into the water. It will soak for 5 -10 minutes. After each raise, the number of Keepers recorded and save “Keepers” in the bucket.
At the third location or dock on the same pier, a baited Crab Trapper is dropped in the water. It will soak for 5 -10 minutes. After each raise, the number of “Keepers” recorded and save in the bucket.
After one hour, the traps rotate to a different location. For example, the Danielson trap will move to where the Crab Ring was crabbing and process repeated.
After the second hour, the traps rotate to the third location. For example, the Danielson trap will move to where the Crab Trapper was crabbing and process repeated.
At the third pier location or dock on the same pier, a baited Crab Trapper is dropped in the water. It will soak for 5 -10 minutes. After each raise, the number of Keepers recorded and process repeated.
The three (3) type of Crab traps to be tested
Danielson Crab Trap….. is a “SOAKER” type of Crab Trap. Meaning you pull the trap after it has soaked for an hour or so. It is 2 ft by 2 ft by 1 ft. Danielson works by using the Crab’s instincts to trap itself. It lures the Crab with bait bag into the large cage through strategically placed openings that they can enter, but cannot escape.
Ring Crab Trap …. The concept is straightforward: bait the crabs into the ring and “pull” the trap up when you think the crabs are inside of it. The absolute most straightforward crab ring is a two-ring crab net. You should pull the Crab Ring up quickly as the outer ring forms a wall so the Crab cannot escape. You will pull a Crab Ring up every 5 -10 minutes depending on the crab activity.
Crab Trapper … This is the only Crab trap that can be used from the shore as well from a dock, pier or boat. It is the smallest of the three traps. It is excellent for women and children to use. It can be used from a kayak, Crab-Cat, or boat with limited space.
There is no charge or obligation for to do the three (3) hours test in Newport, but the Crab Traps have to be pickup at a Depoe Location.
Normal Crab Traps rental Rates:
Rent Three Trap Option Set of (3) Crab Trappers, a bucket, and a crab gauge @$50/set. With Club Discount $40/set. Can make reservations online. Reservations are No Deposit or Obligation Online at CLICK HERE Crab Trappers can be pick-up 8 AM – Dark with reservations.
We only sale the Crap Trappers traps, which from the testing completed is the superior Crab trap.
PURCHASE Three Trap Option CLICK HERE Three (3) Crab Trappers, a bucket, and crab gauge @$125/set. With Club Discount $100
Crab License … must-have. Available at our Location. Instate @$10/year…. Out of State @$19/3 days.
Crab Bait not provided … we recommend you buy raw dark meat chicken for bait, seals do not like chicken, but crab do. The Crab will eat two (2) pieces/trap/hour.
Siletz Rental’s Crab Dinner Guarantee Club
No one can Guarantee you catch a Crab every time you go Crabbing. But as a member of the Club, and when you rent or purchase Crab traps from Siletz Rentals (at a 20% member discount), you are Guaranteed you will eventually catch your “Keeper” dinner… CLICK HERE for derails
*Terms: Free Use of the three (3) different types
of Crab trap exchange for your testimony and result of the test. You furnish the bait of your choice. The Crab caught during the test, and your written testimony is submitted and becomes the property of Siletz Rentals.