Oregon shellfish licenses can be purchased beginning Dec. 1 the year before you want to crab or clam.
includes fishing, shellfish and hunting license; combined angling tag; spring turkey,
cougar, general or controlled bear tag, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations
Resident with Columbia River Basin Endorsement $198.25
includes fishing, shellfish and hunting license; combined angling tag; spring turkey, cougar, general or
controlled bear tag, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations and the Columbia River Basin Endorsement
Resident/Nonresident $30.50 ( $31.50 with a Columbia River Basin Endorsement)
includes disabled clam digging
Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit
*Regular shellfish license is still required.
Incoming and outgoing tides can affect several marine fisheries. For example, clamming is best during low and negative tides.
Learn more about the biotoxins that occasionally shut down razor clamming, and sometimes crabbing, on the Oregon coast.
Fall and winter can be excellent times for crabbing and clamming. And shellfish licenses are quite affordable ($9) for youth and adults 12 and older.