Fishing, crabbing & clamming
Take advantage of Pacific County’s fabulous fisheries, including the richest razor clam grounds in the Pacific Northwest and some of the region’s most-celebrated oystering, crabbing, and fishing. The Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, Willapa Bay, and surrounding tributaries make Washington’s southwestern corner a national fishing and foraging hotspot.
CATCH IT!: Fish
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Willapa Bay, the Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County are home to some of the richest fisheries on the west coast. Salmon, albacore tuna, halibut, sturgeon and much more dwell just beneath the water's surface -- what will you hook?
CATCH IT!: Oysters
Oysters play a significant role in Pacific County's history. Just look at Oysterville. Visit the public oyster grounds in Nahcotta to pick your own or stop by one of Pacific County's many seafood markets to find fresh oysters.
CATCH IT!: Razor Clams
The Long Beach Peninsula's razor clam season typically lasts from fall to spring. The annual Razor Clam Festival is held in April when the community comes together to celebrate the historic tradition of clam digging.
CATCH IT!: Crab
Drop a crab pot from the Port of Peninsula or hop on a charter and experience the thrill of crabbing first hand. Recreational crab fishing is a year-round activity around the Long Beach Peninsula; let us introduce you to "the friendliest catch" on the Pacific coast.
CATCH IT!: Fishing Charters
For up to date and accurate information on licensing for shellfish, fishing, and hunting, please refer to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.