Statewide Gear Rules
Crab, Shrimp & Crawfish
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Marine Area 1
Columbia River



Dungeness and Red Rock Crab, all fishing methods.


Crab Pots: Open all year.
Crab gear other than pots: Open all year.


Crab Limits and Rules

Species Min. size Limit Season Additional Rules
Crab see below see below see above

A resident license of either Oregon or Washington is required.

Crab fishers may fish for crab in Oregon waters under Oregon rules and land into Washington ports of the Columbia River.

Fishing instruments must not penetrate the shell.

Dungeness Crab 5.75" 12 Males see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell, females and undersized crab.
Red Rock Crab 5" Six crab
Either sex
see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell crab.

NOTE: all fishing gear must be removed from the water
by one hour after sunset on the last day of any fishing period.

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2015

Click on the map below in the area
for crab season and limit information

Crab Seasons  - Neah Bay - West of Tatoosh-Bonilla line Crab Seasons - Sekiu and Pillar Point Crab Seasons - Seattle/Bremerton Crab Seasons -  San Juans/Eastern Juan De Fuca Crab Seasons - San Juan Islands/Bellingham portion of Marine Area 7 Crab Seasons - LaPush Crab Seasons - Westport/Ocean Shores Crab Seasons - Grays Harbor Crab Seasons - Willapa Bay Crab Seasons - South Coast Crab Seasons - Columbia River Crab Seasons - Neah Bay - East of Tatoosh-Bonilla line Crab Seasons -  East Juan de Fuca Strait, Port Angeles Harbor, Discovery Bay Crab Seasons - Hood Canal Crab Seasons - South Puget Sound Crab Season - Tacoma-Vashon Island Crab Seasons -  Admiralty Inlet Crab Seasons - Deception Pass Crab Seasons - Port Susan/Everett