From early summer through fall, stop by a clam digging and crabbing clinic in Lincoln City. Everyone is welcome and no registration is required. Enjoy the wonderful bounty that Siletz Bay has to offer!

2017 Clamming Clinics

OVERVIEW

Clam digging clinics begin with a brief lecture at the Driftwood Public Library located at 801 SW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. The lecture covers Oregon’s clam digging regulations, clam identification, harvest methods, as well as cleaning and cooking methods. Lectures last approximately 45 minutes before adjourning to dig clams.

Following the clam digging lecture, participants will meet at the gravel pullout just north of the Bay House Restaurant located on the west side of Hwy 101. To get there, travel south on Hwy 101 in Lincoln City through the traffic signal at SW 51st St in the Historic Taft District. Cross over the Schooner Creek bridge and go past the asphalt paved Schooner Creek wayside parking area. Park at the next gravel pullout just south of the Schooner Creek waysideclamming-2-snapshot (underneath the billboard sign).

REQUIREMENTS

Each clam digger 12 years or older will need:

  • Shellfish license (available at locations listed below)
  • Clam bag*
  • Shovel*
  • 5 gallon bucket*
  • Pair of gloves to protect your fingers

*NOTE: Shovels, buckets and clam bags will be available for purchase on site the day of the clinic. Payment must be made by cash or check only. We suggest bringing some bottled water for hydration, a hand towel and a first aid kit containing bandages and hydrogen peroxide to treat and dress any cuts.clamming-3-snapshot

2017 CLINIC DATES

-Friday, June 2 @ 1:15pm
-Wednesday, June 14 @ 10:15am
-Tuesday, June 20 @ 2:45pm
-Thursday, June 29 @ 10:45am
-Thursday, July 13 @ 10:30am
-Thursday, July 27 @ 10:30am
-Wednesday, August 2 @ 2:30pm
-Tuesday, August 15 @ 12Noon
-Tuesday, August 29 @ 11:45am
-Tuesday, September 12 @ 10:30am
-Tuesday, September 26 @ 10:30am

 

2017 Crabbing Clinicscrabbing-1-snapshot

OVERVIEW

Prior to crabbing, participants will meet at the pavilion located at the end of SW 51st St in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City for a brief orientation. The orientation will familiarize participants with Oregon’s crabbing regulations, harvest methods, identification, and cleaning and cooking techniques.

Parking is available between Mo’s Restaurant and the pavilion. Flat access to the bay is available at the end of SW 51st St.

Each crabber is allowed to crab with up to 3 devices. Crabs snares used with fishing poles work well but not nearly as well as folding crab traps.

REQUIREMENTScrabbing-2-snapshot

Each crabber 12 years or older will need:

  • Shellfish license (available at locations listed below)
  • Crab traps*
  • Crab gauge*
  • 5 gallon bucket*
  • Large package of chicken legs for bait
  • Pair of rubber gloves to protect your fingers

*NOTE: Crab Max folding crab traps with hand lines will be available for purchase on site the day of the clinic. Crab gauges and buckets will also be available for purchase. Payment must be made by cash or check only.

2017 CLINIC DATES

-Thursday, June 1 @ 12:15pm
-Thursday, June 15 @ 10:30am
-Friday, June 30 @ 11:30am
-Friday, September 22 @ 8:00am

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For More Information

Contact our local expert, Bill Lackner, who would be happy to answer any questions you might have in regards to crabbing and clamming on the Oregon Coast.

Bill Lackner
williamlackner001@msn.com
541-265-5847

For clinic dates, time and directions contact the VCB office at 541-996-1274.

Where to Buy a License

• Bi-Mart — 1030 SE Oar Ave • 541-614-1020
• Eleanor’s Undertow — 869 SW 51st St • 541-996-3800

Where to Buy Equipment

• On-site at all clinics from instructor Bill Lackner
• Bi-Mart — 1030 SE Oar Ave • 541-994-6284
• Premier RV Resort (Gift Shop) — 4100 SE Hwy 101 • 541-996-2778
• Eleanor’s Undertow — 869 SW 51st St • 541-996-3800 (Rentals only)