August is a awesome time to be at Newport Oregon!
If your looking for a great place to hang out with your kids this summer try Newport Oregon. This place is great for family vacations, fishing, crabbing, shopping, Maire aquariums, clamming or just hanging out on the beach.
|A good day of fishing with Terresa, Colton, Jenee, and Levi.|
We recently had a large family vacation in Newport and I must say theirs a lot to do there. Most of the time the kids were fishing and crabbing from the docks and our boat. The great thing about Newport is there is shopping with in walking distance for those not so inclined to go fishing and crabbing ((My wife)).
You can rent a boat and crab rings in two places, over at the boat ramp/marina and also at the Embarcadero resort on the East side of the bay. There prices are very reasonable and the people are very nice. The best crabbing I found was out closer to the ocean on the right side of the jetty. Not sure if they want the rental boat going out that far? If your looking for great fishing try under the bridge on the north side, sand shrimp work best trust me. You can use clam strips, jigs and other types of bait but if you really want to knock them dead use sand shrimp!
I would rate this bay at about a five for crabbing and around a 8 for fishing, either way the kids will have a blast!