Crabbing in Oregon Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Newport

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Oregon Coast Crabbing

 The sport Dungeness crab season in Oregon is year round for tidal bays, estuaries and coastal rivers.  The ocean waters are closed from Aug. 15th to Nov. 30th, which is effects the sport crabbing in our bays advantageously as the annual closure greatly reduces the competition for the large crab that make their way to calmer, sandy areas of the bays to molt.

 (molt: when the crab annually literally crawl out of their old shell with a new, softer shell underneath that allows them to grow in size during the 4-6 weeks the new shell is soft and pliable)
 


 The best months to go have nothing to do with a certain letter of the month. the best months, weeks or days to go are determined by mother nature's offering of rain and general bad weather.  A heavy sustained rain brings on an influx of freshwater to these estuaries, causing the amount of salt in the water (salinity) to drop.

 Being salt water creatures, they head back out into the unaffected waters of the deep ocean.  Bad weather and storms will usually prohibit crabbing in ocean waters.  In years with light rains thru the fall and winter, crabbing is excellent, however, a heavy rainfall and typical Oregon Coast weather will typically put a damper on any serious crab catching. 


Crabbing in Oregon: Oregon crabbing reports


 

 

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Oregon Dungeness Crab Trips

Oregon coast crabbing (guide boat)

Oregon Crabbing Trips


Crabbing on the Oregon Coast is a unique adventure which can be your main focus for the day, or may be added to any salmon or bottom fishing trip. Like many outdoor fishing sports to truly understand its addictive nature you have to experience it. 

 

From the first time you pull your crab ring out of the water, you're immediately hooked. Like fishing, crabbing is a sport for the outdoor enthusiast, however crabbing reaches out to the less technical side of catching dinner. From a fist time crabber, to a veteran crab ring fisherperson, there is equal opportunity for success. 

  

 

CHARTER BOATS

Ocean Charter Boat Astoria Oregon

 

Crabbing trips are offered at Astoria, Newport, Depoe Bay and Tillamook Oregon and Ilwaco Washington on both large and small charter boats (4-6 and 8-14 persons). Charter boats have a head (bathroom) on board.

 

GUIDE BOATS

 

Trips are also provided from the lower Columbia River at Astoria / Ilwaco on smaller private guide boats (2-6 persons). Shorter durations trips also available. Guided trips are a bit more private and personal than the larger boats can provide. Guide boats have a port-a-potty on board and will at times take clients in to facilities on shore as needed. Private trips also available.

 

All equipment is provided on both Guided and Charter trips. You will need to bring something to eat and drink. Daily fishing licenses are available onboard most vessels or at charter office. In addition, each person who will be pulling traps, will need to purchase a shellfish license $8.00.

 

To reserve your seats please call our office at 503-720-9033. (8am to 7pm PST). We accept Visa, Master Card, AMX, Check and PayPal

 

After we receive your deposit we will send you a confirmation by e-mail that will contain; all contact information for the guide/charter and check in time, along with a map and driving directions from your location to the meeting area.

 

Information on nearby lodging and fish processing can also be provided by request.

 

Astoria Fishing Guide
 Portland, Oregon
 
503-720-9033 Email
 

 

 

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Chartered Trips
Charter Trip Prices: $---- per person 4 hr trip. Add to a salmon or bottom fishing trip: $10.00-$15.00. Shellfish license $8.00. 

Boats 30 to 50 foot, can accommodate 4 to 20 anglers.

Charter boats have a head (bathroom) on board.
(All prices subject to change)

To reserve your seats please call our office at 503-720-9033. (8am to 7pm
PST). We accept Visa, Master Card, AMX, Check and PayPal. You may also use the Pay Now button at the bottom of this page.

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Guided Trips
Guide Trip Prices: $175.00 per person 7-8 hr trip. Shorter duration trips are available. Shellfish license $8.00.

 Guide boats 24 to 26 foot, can accommodate 2 to 6 anglers.

 Guided trips are a bit more private and personal than the larger boats can provide.

 Guide boats have a port-a-potty on board and will at times take clients to facilities on shore as needed. Private trips also available.
(All prices subject to change).


 To reserve your seats please call our office at 503-720-9033. (8am to 7pm PST). We accept Visa, Master Card, AMX, Check and PayPal. You may also use the Pay Now button at the bottom of this page.

 

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Policies
Changes or cancellations must be made at least two weeks (14 days) prior to date of trip for refund of initial deposit unless stated otherwise.

 All trips that are canceled by the guide or charter service due to bad weather or poor fishing conditions are fully refundable (including initial deposit) up to the day of scheduled trip.

 All trips that are canceled for any reason at any time by client are subject to a $15.00 filing fee.
 All changes and cancellations must be made by calling 503-720-9033.
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