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

Status Days Open Opening Date Closing Date
OPEN Everyday Year-round

Rules:

Dungeness and Red Rock Crab, all fishing methods.

Seasons:

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

 

Crab Limits and Rules

Species Min. size Daily 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

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