I have an 18' boat and will be taking it to Neskowin in the next couple of weeks. I figure I will have to go to Tillamook, Lincoln City or Newport, but am hoping somebody can help w/ a decent crabbing spot somewhere in that area of the coast. Also hoping to try some rockfish fishing, though I'm hoping to avoid open water (is that possible?). Looking for any advise (what to use for bait, etc.) and places to go. Thanks in advance for any replies. I have chartered out of Gold Beach a couple of times, but that's the extent of my saltwater fishing experience (sad but true).