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Fishing off dock in Waldport

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by STNOSU, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. STNOSU

    STNOSU Corvallis Member

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    Was thinking about going crabbing this Friday off the docks in Waldport, any recommendations about fishing off there? Wasn't sure what could fish for there and also what to use, any advice?
     
  2. crabman21

    crabman21 Wilsonville,Ore Member

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    with all the rain crabbing will be slow. I use turkey legs or chicken legs for bait be cause the seals wont bother it.crab rings, crab max or traps all work. good luck. View attachment 49717
     
  3. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Buy chicken legs and thighs on sale and if the crabbing is lousey,
    take 'em home and put them on the Bar-B. :thumbup:

    Jack...:cool:
     
  4. STNOSU

    STNOSU Corvallis Member

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    Ya I'm good with crabbing part, have done a lot off it over there. The mink the shop sells there works really good.

    Actual fishing is what I'm a lil fuzzy on, not much of a fishermen and wasn't sure what to go after or use since I won't have a steelhead tag.
     
  5. singleshooter

    singleshooter Oregon Member

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    hi just was wondering how the crabbing and fishing went..theres not too much out in the water right now except steelies...you coulda caught some perch and maybe a greenling. but imo its just a bit too cold.
     
  6. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    STNOSU I like a boat to take full advantage of the crabs, without a doubt, it will put you right in there living room. Having had an old and small 1960s / 14'- 9'' Glasstron, ski flight.
    The one other thing I did learn about crabbing was to crab within an hour or so of the changing tides. I always set my pots as close as I dare to the mouth of the bar, about an hour or so before the changing tide. I hope this helps off the dock, but truthfully crabbing in a boat makes a huge difference.
    Edit:- By the way December usually is the start of crabbing season for the commercial market. I myself have always done well in December out close to the mouth. Be careful your life is worth more than a dozen crab.
    Silver Hand