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Oregon Shellfish Areas - Siuslaw River

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Siuslaw River

The Siuslaw River

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Area 1 can be accessed off Jetty Road North.  Cockles and a few gapers can be found in this area.  A rake works best for cockles; a shovel is most effective for gapers.

Area 2 is easily accessed on the east end where Highway 34 crosses the north fork of the Siuslaw River.  There are gravel pullouts on either end of the bridge; be cautious of traffic.  The west end of this area can be accessed from the east end of 1st Street, just east of the old town section of Florence.  This area is very productive for softshell clams; a shovel or clam gun is most effective.

Area 3 requires a boat for access.  As with Area 2, numerous softshell clams can be found in this area; a shovel or clam gun is most effective.

Area 4 describes areas for boat crabbing.  Pots may be set anywhere within this area.  Be sure to set gear out of the way of boat traffic to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Area 5 describes dock crabbing off the public fishing pier at the very north end of South Jetty Road.


Information provided is a result of past ODFW surveys, recent spot checks, and input from local residents. The purpose of this map is to provide the user with information and locations of recreational shellfish areas where the most likelihood of success may be found by species. Clam species identified within a particular area represent the most abundant found; other species may be present or may exist in areas not identified on the map. This is to be used as a reference as sandbars, clam beds, and species composition can shift over time. Always use caution when boating/crabbing in the lower bay as swift currents during tidal exchanges can occur, and result in loss of gear or cause boat to be pulled out to sea if mechanical problems arise.

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