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Like many things on the Oregon Coast during the winter, fishing and crabbing is Sunset Bay weather dependent, says Caution Cliffs Rob Gensorek, owner of Basin Tackle in Charleston. While storm-watching is more likely to come to mind as a winter-time activity on the coast, Rob notes that there are Shore huge chunks of time when the sun comes out and it is beautiful. What might you catch on those sunny coastal days in November, December and January? Crabbing can happen year round, but is best Cape Arago State during the fall. People can crab off the dock, in the bay, and out in the ocean. Clamming is also a good

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winter activity. Rob says that Gaper clams, butter clams, and cockles are all available around Charleston. Seven Devils Rd fishing, there is rock fishing out in If you prefer the ocean, and the winter steelhead season starts in late November on many Oregon rivers. Interested in crabbing? The best time of day is usually during “slack water,” the time around high and low tides, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website. It is during slack water that the crabs are walking around foraging for food. You’ll need to rent crab rings and have a shellfish license. Most tackle shops, like Basin Tackle, can set you up. They will also have local tide tables. If you want to try your hand at crabbing, clamming, or fishing be sure to check out the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website (http:// www.dfw.state.or.us/) for the latest regulations.

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Oregon NW Community Connection Magazine  

Fall & Winter 2015 Issue - A magazine dedicated to covering Western Rural Oregon Cities from the Cascades to the Coast.

Oregon NW Community Connection Magazine  

Fall & Winter 2015 Issue - A magazine dedicated to covering Western Rural Oregon Cities from the Cascades to the Coast.

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