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!

2016 Clamming ClinicsBucket and Shovel for clamming on the Oregon Coast

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 Schooner Creek and go past the asphalt paved Schooner Creek wayside parking area. Park at the next gravel pullout just south of the Schooner Creek wayside.

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 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.Harvest Purple Varnish clams at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City, OR

2016 CLINIC DATES

-Thursday, June 9 @ 10:30am
-Tuesday, June 14 @ 2:15pm
-Tuesday, June 28 @ 12:45pm
-Monday, July 11 @ 11:30am
-Monday, July 25 @ 10:30am
-Tuesday, August 9 @ 10:45am
-Wednesday, August 24 @ 11:00am
-Wednesday, September 7 @ 10:30am
-Thursday, September 22 @ 10:30am

 

2016 Crabbing ClinicsDungeness Crab on the ORegon Coast in Lincoln City

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.

REQUIREMENTSCatch crab at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City, OR

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. Payment must be made by cash or check only.

2016 CLINIC DATES

-Wednesday, June 8 @ 9:00am
-Friday, June 24 @ 9:30am
-Wednesday, July 27 @ 12:30pm
-Tuesday, September 20 @ 10:00am

Helpful InformationCatch crab at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City, OR

For More Information

VCB 800-452-2151 or Bill Lackner 541-265-5847

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
• Ace Hardware South — 4910 SE Hwy 101 • 541-996-2131
• Kenny’s IGA — 845 SW Hwy 101 • 541-996-2301
• Eleanor’s Undertow — 869 SW 51st St • 541-996-3800 (Rentals only)