Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Officials: Oregon Coast's Green Friday, Crabbing / Clamming Report

Published 11/21/2018 at 4:29 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

Officials: Oregon Coast's Green Friday, Crabbing / Clamming Report

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; major specials when beaches reopen
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
major specials when beaches reopen
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
major specials when beaches reopen
In Lincoln City:
major specials when beaches reopen
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
major specials when beaches reopen
In Newport:
Look for major specials when beaches reopen
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials coming when beaches open
In Yachats, Florence
Big specials coming; lodgings not listed anywhere else

(Oregon Coast) – State officials are touting nature this holiday weekend along the entire length of the Oregon coast. You get a free pass at clamming, crabbing and parking at state park beaches, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has some decent news for those looking to grab some live seafood.

ODFW, like Oregon State Parks and Recreation, is pushing its Black Friday program of getting outside. Washington state parks have a similar concept, but here it’s called Green Friday. All state parks that normally charge parking lot fees are free on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving – November 23 and 24. On the Oregon coast, that includes Fort Stevens State Park and Fogarty Beach near Depoe Bay, among others.

ODFW, however, is allowing free fishing, crabbing or clamming anywhere in the state. It’s called Free Fishing Days in Oregon.

“You don’t need a license or tag to fish, crab or clam anywhere in the state open to fishing/crabbing/clamming,” the agency said in a press release. “Remember, all other rules and regulations apply.”

Razor clamming is closed from Seaside to the mouth of the Columbia River due to conservation efforts.

Everywhere else is open, but this doesn’t mean razor clamming is easy right about now.

“Given the lower than average abundances of razor clams on popular beaches, harvesters will need to actively pound the sand for razor clams to show,” ODFW said. “Harvesters should plan to be on the harvest area at least two hours before low tide and focus on sections of the beach that show exposed sand bars as these areas could have more clams showing than other areas.”

Crabbing for Dungeness is good along the Oregon coast, ODFW reports. Crabs are filling out their shells quite nicely with good quality meat, while most bays are reporting variable catch success. The southern coast has had some better numbers than up north, such as at Charleston and Coos Bay.

“Crabbing in the autumn and winter can be fun and rewarding,” ODFW said. “The next two to three months are often considered the best time of year for crabbing.”

Red Rock crab is another big catch right now along coastal estuaries. You can keep up to 24 Red Rock crabs of any size or sex. European green crab are also a hit these days.

Currently, recreational ocean crabbing is closed (but opening up on December 1). Also, the area from rom Cape Blanco to the California Border is closed to crabbing in the bays, estuaries, beaches, tidepools, piers, and jetties due to domoic acid. Oregon Coast Lodgings for this event - Where to eat - Maps - Virtual Tours

Oregon Coast Lodging

 








More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 



Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Comet NEOWISE Possibly Seen on Washington, Oregon Coast, Western Side
It could well be visible from Brookings to Seaside all the way up through the Olympic Peninsula. Weather
Rarity of Oregon / Washington Coast: the Trippy Mola Mola / Sunfish (Video)
Occasionally the kooky, large, semi-round fish wanders north. Sciences
Adorable Wild Seals Visible Around S. Oregon Coast Now
Cape Arago and Shore Acres hold plenty of wildlife sightings. Coos Bay, Bandon. Science
Three Awesome, Unknown Aspects of Oceanside, N. Oregon Coast Video
For such a tiny town, the village of Oceanside is crammed full of intriguing details and finds. Pacific City events, travel tips
Razor Clamming Closed in Two Parts of Oregon Coast
Razor clamming is closed from Seaside to Astoria; and from Arago southward
Bioluminescent Phytoplankton: What Makes Glowing Sand On Oregon Coast, Washin...
One of the more treasured, wondrous and surreal experiences you can have is 'glowing sand' at night. Sciences
Tornado, WWII Submarines and Motor Lodge: Oregon Coast Inns With A Past
A full dive into living Oregon coast history is a refreshing thing. Yet it's rare. Lincoln City, Newport
Wrecking the Peter Iredale: How Oregon Coast History Played Out in 1906
The wee hours of October 25 were wild and gnarly, and they were certainly chaotic if you were out to sea. Warrenton, Astoria, Washington, Seaside

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details