Fish, Clam & Crab

Garibaldi-Crabbing   Tillamook Coast Clamming

Fish, Clam & Crab


Did you know clamming in Oregon is an activity that you can do all year round? Clamming is a fun family activity suited to all generations, and Tillamook County’s four bays provide ample opportunity for clamming success.
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Oregon Coast crabbing is said to be best in the months that end with an "r", meaning that fall and winter (October, November and December) is the best time to secure the delicious Dungeness crab.
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For over 100 years, dory boats have gone to sea in Pacific City. The dory’s origins came from the surf dories and Nestucca River gill net boats that sold their fish to the salmon cannery established in 1887 near the mouth of the river.
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The Tillamook county Fall Chinook Salmon aka king salmon fishing season begins in mid-September and lasts well into mid-November. About the time the fish stop running at Buoy 10 in Astoria, it is time to head to Tillamook County where the big fish are biting, and running in record numbers.
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Fishing on Oregon's Tillamook Coast is a year-round activity. With three bays, five major rivers (and several smaller ones), a couple of lakes and of course, the Pacific Ocean, you can fish the way you want - fly fishing, deep sea, dock, boat or dory.
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Tillamook County’s coastal waters and bays are teeming with fish, some with salmon weighing upwards to 50 pounds! Tillamook sits near the mouths of the Kilchis, Wilson, Trask, and Tillamook rivers which flow down from the coast range to converge at Tillamook Bay.
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From the Blog


Salmon is one of the most popular fish worldwide. But in the Northwest, Salmon is king. In fact, you’ll often hear Chinook referred to as king […]
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Garibaldi’s Pier’s End Boathouse is worth a visit not only because it offers a unique vantage point for viewing Tillamook Bay, but because the decommissioned U.S. […]
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Given that the origin of the name “Netarts” is likely a variation of “Na-ta-at,” the local Native American word for Oyster Bay – it’s a fair […]
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With a little patience and some rudimentary knowledge of shellfish and sea vegetables, anyone can successfully forage for dinner along Tillamook Bay. The Tillamook Indians, who […]
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The cold waters of winter make this the best time of year for fresh oysters. Todd Perman of JAndy Oyster Company grows oysters in Netarts Bay, […]
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