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Located just off the Pacific Ocean on the Oregon coast, Nehalem Bay is one of the best places to find plentiful amounts of Pacific Ocean Dungeness crab! Crab lovers will find that they are more than pleased with the resources available along the Nehalem Bay. To the right is a picture of the beautiful bay, where you could be catching tons of delicious crabs! There are plenty of opportunities for crabbing on the Oregon Coast all year long, though the fall is when you'll find the freshest, meatiest crabs. You can use crab pots, rings, or folding traps to catch the crabs, which range from about 5 3/4 to 7 inches long. Each person is allowed to catch up to 12 Dungeness crab. However, a shellfish license is required before you do any crabbing. Information on how to get your shellfish license can be found at licenseinfo.oregon.gov. Boat and crab ring rentals along with bait are available at the Wheeler Marina and you can always stay at the beautiful, low cost Wheeler on the Bay Lodge and Marina. Wheeler on the Bay also offers connections to the area's most respected and skilled fishermen to assist you with all of your crabbing needs. So even if you're new at crabbing, come on down to the Nehalem Bay and you're ensured an amazing crabbing experience that you'll never forget!

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