ODA recommends discarding any razor clams dug on or since Monday, Nov. 16. 

All  ODFW offices remain closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.

All state-owned fish hatcheries remain closed to public access and visitors. Trout stocking in lakes and ponds continues for now.

Crabbing & Clamming

Seasonal Opportunities

Crabbing and clamming are year-round activities on the Oregon coast. Clam diggers will want to watch for low tides, when more beach is exposed for digging. Crabbers will have the best luck during slack tide when crabs are walking about foraging.

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Additional Resources

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 ($10) for youth and adults 12 and older.