Lincoln City, OR – Stop by Siletz Bay and catch your own dinner. From April through September 2014 the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau is offering free crabbing and clamming clinics led by local expert Bill Lackner.
The Siletz Bay at the south edge of Lincoln City is a prime spot for crabbing and clamming. The clinics provide participants with information and hands-on experience regarding regulations, harvesting methods, identification, and cleaning and cooking techniques.
The clamming clinics begin with a presentation at the Driftwood Public Library, followed by a hands-on group clam digging excursion during low tide. Crabbing clinics take place from the shore of the bay and each participant is allowed to crab with up to three devices.
These free clinics are open to everyone and no registration is required. “We thank the Driftwood Library and the City of Lincoln City for giving us the opportunity to share the wonderful bounty that Siletz Bay has to offer,” said Bill Lackner, local clamming and crabbing expert and clinic instructor.
Each participant over the age of 14 is required to have a shellfish license, which are available at several locations throughout Lincoln City. Participants may bring their own harvesting tools or may purchase them on-site the day of the clinic.
Special clinics may be arranged for large groups, which can be set up through the Visitor & Convention Bureau.
For further information, contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit http://www.oregoncoast.org/crabbing-and-clamming-clinics.
2014 Clamming & Crabbing and Clinic Schedule:
Clamming Clinic Dates:
April 18, 2014 (Fri.) @ 10:15am
May 9, 2014 (Fri.) @ 2:15pm
June 6, 2014 (Fri.) @ 12:30pm
June 20, 2014 (Fri.) @ 12:30pm
August 1, 2014 (Fri.) @ 10:15am
August 6, 2014 (Weds.) @ 2:00pm
August 15, 2014 (Fri.) @ 10:15 am
August 20, 2014 (Weds.) @ 3:00pm
September 19. 2014 (Fri.) @ 3:30pm
Participants of the clamming clinics should meet at the Driftwood Public Library located at 801 SW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City on the date and time listed above.
Crabbing Clinic Dates:
April 16, 2014 (Weds.) @ 9:00am
May 16, 2014 (Fri.) @ 9:00am
June 13, 2014 (Fri.) @ 8:00am
July 16, 2014 (Weds.) @ 10:30am
September 12, 2014 (Fri.) @ 8:45am
Participants on the crabbing clinics should meet at the pavilion located at the end of SW 51st St in the historic Taft District in Lincoln City on the date and time listed above.
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