Complete Guide to Crabbing in Oregon

A Crab on the Beach, where you can go Crabbing in Oregon

Fishing trips are an excellent way to spend quality time outdoors. Here in the Pacific Northwest, you can enhance your fishing trip by adding a crabbing adventure to your outing. Crabbing in Oregon is a fun activity for residents and visitors alike, and Newport is hands-down the best city for recreational trappers. Between the gorgeous, oceanside Newport, Oregon, resorts like Embarcadero Resort and the abundant waters, your Oregon Coast vacation will be full of panoramic views, adventurous activities, and freshly-caught seafood. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about crabbing in Newport, Oregon.

Where to Go Crabbing in Oregon

Finding a good location to go crabbing in Oregon is easy, for every estuary has some crabs and clams. However, Yaquina Bay, in particular, has high numbers and healthy sizes. Embarcadero Resort has a prime spot right on the shores of the bay, so you can go crabbing directly outside our back door at the Embarcadero Marina

What Supplies You’ll Need

Crabbing in Oregon doesn’t require many supplies. All you need is an ice-filled cooler, crab traps, and bait, and you’re good to go! Embarcadero Marina has crab pot rentals, and our experienced and professional staff will teach you how to use them. The pots are quite simple to use, though, for you just set the trap, tie it to the dock or boat, and wait for the crustaceans to crawl inside. It’s good to check the traps every half hour to 45 minutes. You can use almost anything for bait, including hot dogs, clams, or chicken. The cooler and ice will keep your catch cold and fresh.

If you would like to fish from the water, Embarcadero Marina also has the best Newport boat rentals. Our watercraft are perfect for crabbing in Newport, Oregon. Don’t forget to pick up a shellfish license before hitting the docks!

In addition to providing all the supplies you need to go crabbing in Oregon, Embarcadero Resort has boiling pots and BBQs on-site for you to cook up your haul.

Crabbing with Newport, Oregon, Fishing ChartersPhoto of Yaquina Bay, where people can go crabbing in Oregon

While crabbing in Oregon is easy for first-timers to learn, Newport, Oregon, fishing charters are a nice way to spend the day on the water with an expert guide. Yaquina Bay Charters is right next to our comfortable accommodations, so you can step out of one of the best Newport, Oregon, resorts, and just walk across the parking lot to spend the day crabbing with experts.

Stay on the Bay

Yaquina Bay is Newport’s crown jewel. It gives access to the open ocean and Oregon’s inland, and the luxury rooms at Embarcadero Resort have unobstructed, gorgeous water views. You’ll see iconic Oregon sights throughout your stay, such as Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Agate Beach, and the Yaquina Bay Bridge, and you’ll experience traditional coastal activities, such as crabbing. There is no end to the fun things to do in Newport, Oregon. Stay on the bay at one of the best Newport, Oregon, resorts! Contact us to plan your visit.