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

2019 Crabbing Clinics


Prior to crabbing, participants will meet at the pavilion located at the end of SW 51st Street 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 Street, which is ADA compliant.

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.


Each crabber 12 years or older will need:

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

*NOTE: Materials and licenses should be purchased prior to attending the clinic.


• Tuesday, May 21 @ 1:45 PM
• Thursday, July 25 @ 11:00 AM
• Wednesday, August 28 @ 3:30 PM
• Monday, September 30 @ 12 NOON

Helpful Information

For More Information

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

Captain Clameron’s Excursions
Cameron Rauenhorst

For clinic dates, time and directions contact the Explore Lincoln City 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
• Scout Northwest Trading Co — Lincoln City Outlet Mall • 541-418-5305

Where to Buy Equipment

• Bi-Mart — 1030 SE Oar Ave • 541-994-6284
• Eleanor’s Undertow — 869 SW 51st St • 541-996-3800
• Mills Ace Hardware (North) – 2047 NE 22nd St • 541-996-3334
• Mills Ace Hardware (South) – 4910 SW Hwy 101 • 541-996-2131
• Premier RV Resort (Gift Shop) — 4100 SE Hwy 101 • 541-996-2778
• Scout Northwest Trading Co — Lincoln City Outlet Mall • 541-418-5305