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Crabbing on the Oregon Coast

Does November weather make you crabby? Me, too! And there is no better way to feed your crabby then to join Me at the mouth of Columbia River to go Dungeness crabbing on the Oregon coast.

Dungeness Crab Face in Oregon

Simply bring your Oregon shellfish license and a spirit of adventure. These crabs were first harvested by commercial fishermen from Dungeness, Washington in the middle of the 19th century. But unlike the early pioneers, guests aboard My powerful 23 foot Alumaweld Intruder remain dry and warm while cruising in a covered, heated cabin alongside their captain.

With 30+ years of experience, I know the secret spots loaded with large keepers that can weigh in at over 2 pounds. Since Seafood Watch lists Oregon’s Dungeness crab fishery with a sustainable seafood rating of ‘best choice’, there is no need to feel guilty about catching the daily limit of 12 crabs per fisherman. Typically ¼ of a crab’s weight is meat, which means that clients can take home up to 6 pounds of cleaned and cooked crab to enjoy.

What Are The Dates?

Oregon Crabbing is open in estuaries (i.e. bays), beaches, tide pools, piers, and jetties year round, but our trips will be for November and early December.

How Many Can I Keep?

Current Oregon regulations allow for a limit of 12 male crabs per person, at the minimum size of 5 ¾ inches. More often than not, we do get the full legal limit for everyone on the boat.

What About Cooking?

You can take them home and do it yourself, or you can use the ocean-side facility for a nominal fee per crab. Want them packed on ice, or maybe for air-shipment?  No problem, we’ve got you covered.

How Much Does it Cost?

Four four people to come out in the boat costs $100 each, at a total of $400 for the day.  The price is the same whether you come alone or with friends, so make it a party!

What Else?

In addition to the famous Buoy 10 salmon fishing and crabbing, the area of Astoria is a wonderful town for the whole family to visit. Sites include the Astoria Column, Lewis & Clark’s Fort Clatsop, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria-Megler Bridge, 30th year anniversary of the Goonies, and terrific restaurants and bars along the river.

Take this opportunity and sign up your friends and family to fish for Oregon’s famous Dungeness crab with Fast Action Fishing. Trip dates and seats are limited, so contact Me at 503.314.5087 today, or fill out the form below to inquire about rates and to make your reservation.
 

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