Oregon's Crabs New Edition

Learn how to take crabs from Oregon's Coastal Waters. The new edition is inclusive of the crabs of interest to recreational crabbers and stimulates the interest of young crabbers in the complexity and diversity of the crabs common to the Pacific Northwest. 

Oregon's Crabs is the complete color guide to taking Dungeness and red rock crabs on the Oregon' Coast. The 116 page book, Oregon's Crabs, describes the cyclical movement of crabs from our bays, identifies the most productive baits and the most innovative and productive methods used to take crabs from Oregon's Coastal waters using crab pots, crab rings, crab snares and the most effective Crab Max folding crab trap.

Click on the Photo to view a video clip for limits of Dungeness crabs taken by my friend Dustin from the north shore of Siletz Bay using Crab Max folding crab traps baited with turkey necks.

The Book includes:

  • All the information necessary to take Dungeness and red rock crabs from Oregon's Coastal Waters.
  • Evaluates the methods used to take Dungeness and red rock crabs.
  • Updated maps of Oregon's Bays that disclose the areas of Oregon's Bays where crabs are commonly caught.
  • Describes INNOVATIVE METHODS used to humanly clean Dungeness and red rock crabs while minimizing contact with live crabs.
  • Describes How to Shake Crabs. Recover a higher percentage of crab meat using the method professional crab shakers use.

  • Family recipes that your family will love. Our recipes emphasize using cooking methods that enhance the naturally sweet flavor of crab meat to its full potential. This year's new original recipe for Oregon's Crab Stew is worth the price of the book.

  • Personalize your copy of Oregon's Clams with an autograph by the author by entering your name or the name of the person you are giving the book to in the appropriate box on the payment page.

Eighty five year old crabber, Stan wrote, "Thanks for a great book, Bill..It answers all my questions and much more.  I'll be using box traps off my boat in Winchester Bay for a while.  Thanks, again, Stan"

Derek from Eugene writes, "Hey William, I wanted to just thank you for the new "crab max" traps that we received. We love them and they work great. Also the book "Oregon Crabs" is filled with helpful information. Thanks again Derek in Eugene"

Click HERE to purchase Oregon's Crabs for $22.00 plus $3.40 shipping charge the Post Office charges.

The Crab Max Crab Traps!

Six legal sized Dungeness crabs a New Catch Record for the Crab Max folding crab trap. Our congradulations to Pat Becker the crabber who took the six ocean beauties on September 10 from the crabbing dock at Tillamook Bay.

Click on the photograph to view a short video clip of the Dungeness crabs caught in Siletz Bay using Crab Max crab traps.

Click on the sculpture of the Chinook salmon to view a video clip of our free crabbing class on Siletz Bay showing a couple with their first legal Dungeness crab ever. The video shows participants deploying the Crab Max crab traps into Siletz Bay.

Folding crab traps are a recent innovation that is changing the face of crabbing from crab docks and the sandy shore. The Crab Max Crab Trap is made in Lincoln City by handicap man Bill Paterck at 4800 Inlet SE Space 3 Lincoln City 97367.

Crab Max crab traps are available through our Websites or from retail outlets from Gearhart to Alsea Bay; however, the Crab Max and Crab Daddy products are not available at either BiMart or Ace Hardware in Lincoln City.

The Crab Max Trap is easily the finest folding crab trap on the market today. Made from stainless steel and other high quality materials the Crab Max crab trap is easily used with a hand line to take crabs from the sub tidal areas of Oregon's Bays.

Folding crab traps are a recent innovation that is changing the face of crabbing from crab docks or the sandy shore. Compared to crab pots and crab rings the Crab Max with hand line is the most cost effective method to catch a limit of crabs from the crabbing dock or the sandy shore. We recommend using the Crab Max with the hand lines over any other method when crabbing from a dock or from shore. The white hand line shown above is attached to the barrel swivel on the Crab Max with a cross lock snap on the hand line. However, some crabbers especially men prefer to use a surf rod when crabbing with the Crab Max crab trap. Using a Crab Max with a hand line is easier for women and kids to crab than using other method. My grandsons love the crabbing action that their Crab Max crab traps provide. Click HERE to see the price list or to purchase the CRAB MAX.

The price for each Crab Max folding crab trap and hand line is $35.00 ea for each trap and hand line ordered or upgrade your order to the Crab Max Starter Kit for $49.00 to your order and we will include a copy of our book, Oregon's Crabs. Plus, 1 of our crab gages and a wooden crab mallets free with your order A savings of 14.50 over regular prices. Click HERE to order one of our Crab Max specials. The cost of the shipping and handling charge based on your zip code. The shipping and handling charge varies from 8.75 for residents of Oregon and Washington and $9.75 for residents of California and Idaho and increasing amounts for residents of other states. Click HERE to see the product and pricing information for the Crab Max crab traps and the other fine products we sell.

If you are new to crabbing take advantage of our, Crab Max Starter Kit consisting of a Crab Max Crab Trap with a hand line, a crab gage, a Crab Daddy wooden crab mallet and the book Oregon's crabs for $49.00. Take advantage of the Crab Max Starter Kit by purchasing the 2nd Crab Max Crab Trap for a total of $84.00 or 3 Crab Max Crab Traps for a total of $119.00. The shipping and handling charge varies from 8.75 for residents of Oregon and Washington and $9.75 for residents of California and Idaho and increasing amounts for residents of other states; however, the Crab Max and Crab Daddy products are not available at either BiMart or Ace Hardware in Lincoln City..

The shipping and handling charge applies to the first crab trap ordered only. Save the shipping and handling charge by picking up the traps and hand lines at my home at 136 SW Brook ST. Newport, Or 97365, 541-265-5847 Or for Crab Max traps only from Bill Paterck. Bill lives at 4800 #3 Inlet SE. 541-996-2427.

Not only is the Crab Max folding crab trap with a hand line the most cost effective method used to take crabs from the shore of Oregon's bays it is the most productive. Consider that crabbing from the shore with folding crab traps has become the primary recreational activity for many families.

Crab Catch Capacity is the measure that separates the Crab Max from other folding crab traps. The 18 inch dimension really pays off when crabbing is hot as shown in the video clip of crabbers on the beach at Siletz Bay. The Crab Max crab trap is small enough to cast 100 plus feet from the dock and large enough to hold more than 3 legal sized crabs. It is not unusual to catch 3 or more keeper sized Dungeness crabs per pull.

Click HERE to see the price list or to purchase CRAB MAX crab traps.

Steve Martin and friends usually crab in Siletz Bay using the Crab Max folding crab traps but on this day they stuck out crabbing in Nestucca Bay crabbing with 5 of the 8 crab catchers they used displayed in the photo.

Crabbing for Dungeness crabs in Yaquina Bay as shown in the photo below avid crabber, Bill Lackner displays two of 14 large red rock crabs he caught crabbing off the Bay Street Pier using a Crab Max folding crab traps used with a surf rod. Bill caught lots of Dungeness crabs but they were either larger females or males that were just a little too short to keep.

It is common to catch up to 3 legal sized crabs at a time when the crabs are in the bays; however, I used only 1 Crab Max with a hand line to take the 3 legal Dungeness crabs shown below from the Coast Guard Pier in Winchester Bay. Three Dungeness crabs were all I needed to make a wonderful Crab Louie for my wife and I.

The CRAB MAX CRAB TRAP is innovative by design and easy to use. The CRAB MAX is a proven folding crab trap that outperforms conventional crab rings and other folding crab traps. The Crab Max is user friendly for crabbers of all ages; especially women and childern.  Compare the photos below and consider the difference.

Truly versatile, the Crab Max is compact and easy to use with a hand line of surf rod

Crab Max crab traps are available through our Websites or at various retail outlets along the Oregon coast from Gearhart to Alsea Bay; however, the Crab Max and Crab Daddy products are not available at either BiMart or Ace Hardware in Lincoln City.

Once the decision is made to purchase a Crab Max Crab Trap, Do not cut or untie any of the lines on the crab trap or alter the bend in the trap's frame. Read the instructional pamphlet enclosed in the trap by the manufacturer. Use at your own risk.  Be sure to wear gloves when deploying or retrieving the traps. Always use the T Handle when throwing the trap into the water to avoid injuring yourself or others.

To use the crab max with the hand line, uncoil all 100 feet of the hand line from the wooden hand line holder. To use the crab max with the hand line uncoil the hand line then reverse coil the hand line back toward the wooden hand line holder. Open the trap by sliding the ball bearing swivel off of the bait pin. Unfold the crab trap. Open the bait clip by sliding the bait pin sleeve of the bait pin. Insert the bait pin through a chicken leg at the large end of the chicken leg. Fasten the bait pin containing the chicken leg to the trap by sliding the bait pin sleeve over the bait pin. Step on the wooden line holder, grasp the hand line by the T Handle only and look behind you to ensure the area is clear. Spin the crab trap several times in a circular motion and throw the crab trap into the water. The T-Handle on the hand line is set to achieve the maxium distance when spun in a circular motion and thrown into the water. When crabbing is good wait for 5 minutes before pulling the Crab Max crab trap filled with all sizes of Dungeness Crabs.

The photo above demonstrates the importance of crabbing durring the vernal equinox of the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox . Crabbing from the north shore was a planned event to see if we enjoyed the same level of success that we experienced at the vernal equinox of the summer solstice. The Equinoxes is when the sunlight shines equally on both the southern hemisphere and the northern hemisphere. The crabs were taken by my friend, Dustin and myself using the Crab Max folding crab traps baited with turkey necks, wings, legs and chicken legs. Ultimately, we retained 22 hard shell barnacle encrusted crabs. We returned 9 plus soft shell legal sized male crabs to the water. Our success of taking limits of Dungeness yesterday, September 23 exceeded our expectations!!!

Crab Max crab traps are made using stainless steel and other high quality materials. You'll be catching crabs with the Crab Max long after similar crab traps have been discarded. Visit Siletz Bay, one of Oregon's least known but more productive crabbing bays and you will see crabbers lined up along the north shore taking Dungeness crabs with their CRAB MAX folding crab traps. The State of California prohibits the use of folding crab traps.

The cost of ordering Crab Max crab folding crab traps with hand lines is $35.00 ea plus the shipping and handling charge based on your zip code. The shipping and handling charge varies from 8.75 for residents of Oregon and Washington and $9.75 for residents of California and Idaho and increasing amounts for residents of other states. The shipping and handling charge applies to the first crab trap ordered only. Save the shipping and handling charge by picking up the traps and hand lines at my home at 136 SW Brook ST. Newport, Or 97365, 541 265 5847. Click HERE for product and pricing information.

The cost of the Crab Max folding crab traps at retail outlets average 40.00 ea. Our price is $35.00 per crab trap complete with a hand line, or order the Crab Max Starter Kit.

Take advantage of the Crab Max Starter Kit for 45.00 and save $14.50 per order. The Crab Max Starter Kit consist of the Crab Max crab trap with hand line, a copy of Oregon's Crabs a $14.00 value in addition to the free crab gage and one wooden crab mallets.

Order the basic Starter Kit for 49.00 to take advantage of the opportunity to catch more crabs. In Oregon you can legally crab with 3 devices. Increase the number of crabs taken by crabbing with 3 Crab Max crab traps: I do.

Take advantage of the Crab Max Starter Kit for 49.00 and save $14.50 per order. The Crab Max Starter Kit consist of the Crab Max crab trap with hand line, a copy of Oregon's Crabs a $22.00 value for 8.00 in addition to the free crab gage and one wooden crab mallets.

Purchase the basic Starter Kit plus 1 additional Crab Max crab trap for $84.00 or 2 additional Crab Max crab traps for $119.00. The shipping and handling charge is based on the state you live in as follows: Oregon and Washington $8.75, Idaho $9.75, Arizona and Nevada $10.75, Alaska and Hawaii $25.00 and all other states $19.50. Click on the Crab Max Starter Kit to place you order.

Crab Max folding crab traps are the most cost effective method used to take crabs from Oregon's bays. Consider that crabbing from the shore with folding crab traps has become the primary recreational activity for many families. Crab Max crab traps are sold by Bill Paterck for $30.00 cash. Bill lives at 4800 #3 Inlet SE. 541-996-2427. and for $32.00 cash for a trap with hand line from my home at 136 SW Brook ST. Newport, Or 97365, 541 265 5847. Click HERE for product and pricing information..

The Crab Max Trap is easily the finest folding crab trap on the market today. Made from high quality stainless steel and materials the Crab Max crab trap is easily used with a hand line using our, "T Handle" to deploy the Crab Max crab trap or fishing pole as shown below.

The crabber in the photograph was able to deliver the Crab Max 80 feet into the bay on her 2nd try. Her frist attempt went 30 feet but she achieved success on the 2nd attempt demostrating that children of all ages can crab with the Crab Max folding crab trap.

Hand lines and the quality of materials is the difference between our crab trap and other crab traps. You will be using our folding crab traps long after you have thrown the others away. The use of hand lines with the "T Handle" is exclusive to Crab Max crab traps and used to deploy the trap effectively 100 feet from the crabbing dock or the sandy shore the first time you use them. Click HERE to view payment instructions for Crab Max crab traps.

The Crab Mallet

The wooden crab mallet is a recent addition to our family of products. My wife and grandsons use our crab mallets whenever we shake and pick large numbers of crabs. Using a crab mallet in conjunction with shaking crab will cut your crab picking time to minutes rather than hours. the crab mallet can be used to humanly kill crabs by turning the crab over onto it's back and striking the crab at the point of its abdominal flap. However, I prefer using a knife to humanly kill crabs before backing, cleaning and cooking the crabs.

$3.00 per mallet is a great price for this time saver. The shipping cost of a $1.95 applies to the first crab mallet only. Divide the work by having 3 or 4 on hand when it is time to shake the multiple limits of crabs that you, your family members and friends caught.

Click HERE to see the product information for our Crab Max crab trap and wooden crab mallet.

The wooden crab mallet is a recent addition to our family of products. My wife and grandsons use our crab mallets whenever we shake and pick large numbers of crabs. Using a crab mallet in conjunction with shaking crab will cut your crab picking time to minutes rather than hours.

The wooden crab mallet can be used to humanly kill crabs by turning the crab over onto it's back and striking the crab at the point of its abdominal flap before backing, cleaning and cooking the crabs.

The wooden crab mallet is an essential tool used in shaking crabs. Click on How to Shake Crabs to view a video clip to the professional crab shaker at the South Beach Fish Company demonstrating how to recover a higher percentage of crab meat shaking crab.

Crab Gage - The Oregon, Washington and California Crab Gauge is a new item to our product line. Click HERE to see the product information for our Crab Max crab trap.

Hand lines are the most efficient way to use the Crab Max, especially for women and children. Not only are hand lines the most efficient they are the most economical. We recommend to crabbers using fishing poles to cast their Crab Max to order hand lines as backup should the fishing rods fail. The hand lines are also purchased by crabbers who use them on other brands of folding crab traps. The cost of the hand lines is $9.00 per Tuna Cord hand line plus $6.80 shipping and handing charge.

Click HERE to order Crab Max crab traps and associated products.

CRAB WATCH

Clam Watch and the Clam Diggers Association of Oregon has started a Discussion Forum to broaden the scope of our service to clam diggers and crabbers. The discussion forum will add a new dimension to the ability of clam diggers to relate their experiences to one another.

RELATED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR CRABBERS

Click on the following links for additional information about taking crabs in the Pacific Northwest. Click on ODFW's website crab page or click HERE to view Washington States information on recreational crabbing or click HERE to view California's information on recreational crabbing. Click HERE to view Alaska's comments on Dungeness Crabs. Click HERE to view Dungeness Crabs at Netarts Bay. Click HERE to view a video of cleaning Dungeness crabs. ODFW shellfish and crabbing regulations, ODFW about crabs and the NOAA Tide Tables for you area.

According to ODFW biologists, "Even though it seldom occurs, marine toxins can develop in the crab butter of crabs." Be Safe, Be Sure. Always call the shellfish Hotline at (503) 986-4728 or 1-800-448-2474 toll free outside of Oregon before taking Oregon's shellfish.

Contact Information:

Bill Paterek at 541 996 2427 located at 4800 Inlet SE, space 3, Lincoln City 97367. Or while visiting the Newport area: Bill Lackner at 541 265 5847 located at 136 SW Brook St. Newport, 97365.

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