Do you plan on going crabbing soon in Siletz Bay? Crabbing is a great way to earn a little extra money and a good way to have a tasty dinner. Most people who want to learn how to crab have a had time catching anything.

Luckily, there are a few tips that you can try the next time you go crabbing that will almost guarantee that you will catch something. Let’s go over three powerful tips that will help fill up your net with crabs while crabbing in Siletz Bay¬†National Wildlife Refuge.

Choose the Right Location

You have to use the right location if you plan on catching anything. Crabs usually hide in seaweed and they you do this because they want to hide from their predators. You will want to place your nets or pots within the seaweed to catch to catch the most crabs. You will also want to make sure that you go to deep levels.

North of Schooner Creek

Siletz Bay bed

Boat Launches off Highway 229, east of Highway 101 at Kernville

Go to the Deepest Levels

If you want to catch largest crabs be sure to place your nets or pots and the deepest levels. You can find the deepest areas by using a rope are a fish radar. The larger crabs tend to stay at the bottom, so this is a good tip to try out if you want to eat some of the tastiest crabs you will ever have.

Use Smelly Bait

Using smelly bait is also a great option to catch crabs. Crabs generally like to feed off of carcasses that are found in the bottom of the ocean, so using dead fish as bait will work well.

These are just a few options that you can use to go crabbing in Siletz Bay. Be sure to choose the right location, go to the deepest waters, and use bait that smells bad to catch the most crabs.