Oregon's crabbing and clamming zones include the beaches, bays and estuaries of the northwest and southwest zones, the mouth of the Columbia River, and the ocean itself for ocean crabbing.
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.