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Crabbing and clamming in Siletz Bay

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013


Clamming in Siletz Bay at the south edge of Lincoln City can be productive, but patience and knowledge of the area always comes in handy. (Photos by Jo Wienert)


Crabbing and clamming in Siletz Bay at the south edge of Lincoln City can be productive, but patience and knowledge of the area always comes in handy.

The narrow neck of the bay near the ocean is a prime spot for nabbing Dungeness crab, with the best time of day being several hours after low tide when they are active and water currents disturb the crab gear least.

A conversation with a dedicated crabber in early spring began with a shoulder shrug on how he expected to do at his favorite spot as he readied to drop his crab trap.

For the complete article see the 05-16-2013 issue.



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