2260 Bilyeu Avenue, Tillamook, OR 97141

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Shore Crabbing

 Eric Draper - Your Guide

CrabsEric with Gear and Catch


Eric has years of experience crabbing from shore, and holds an Oregon State Crabbing Guide License. He also brings local knowledge of the area with history dating back to 1400AD. During your 3 hour shore crabbing experience, you will learn the following:


  • Technique in setup of equipment
  • Techniques in how to bait your trap
  • Techniques in casting
  • How to know if you have crab in your trap
  • Proper reeling in of Crab Master
  • How to identify sex and legal size
  • Proper release of undersized and female crab
  • Best time to crab, how to read tide charts
  • How to clean your crab

Equipment provided to client:

  • Shore Rod & Reel
  • Crab Master or bait ring
  • Measuring tool
  • Crabbing bucket
  • Bait

Months We Crab From Shore

May 1st through October 1st

We can accommodate shore crabbing for other months with advanced notice.


Shore Crabbing Booklet