Birch Bay is a great place for family and sports enthusiasts to enjoy crabbing and clamming.
When we get some of the lowest tide, you can walk out for awhile before reaching the waterline. What's the best way to catch crabs? There are several methods. You can use pots, rings or you can simply walk out onto the beach and pick up your crab as it crawls through the water.
For crabbing and clamming, a recreational license is required for anyone over the age of 15, and children are required to maintain a catch record card just as an adult for crabbing. For more information on recreational crabbing, go to WDFW's official site for Crab Seasons and Harvest Rules
Birch Bay is located in Marine Area 7.
If you do not have a recreational license, one can be purchased from the WDFW online
or locally at the Bay Center Market
in Birch Bay.
DOH Shellfish Hotline: 1-800-562-5632
Make sure to check if there is a red tide in the bay before going clamming:
Red Tide Link