Netarts Bay Map – Netarts

Netarts Bay Clamming
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Netarts Bay

is about fifteen minutes southwest of Tillamook, Oregon. I continue to produce regular limits of clams here, with almost any minus tide. The flats are easy to find, there is easy access to the bay, and as shown in the picture on the left, at times, the clams are very easy to find. To find the largest clams (even a Geoduck on rare occasion) find a very low tide and go deeper into the bay. The jetties around the boat basin also offer some bank crabbing using rod and reel set-ups. With a boat you’ll have access to both excellent bay crabbing and half of the clamming areas that can’t be reached on foot.
Netarts Bay Clamming
Whiskey Creek & Bay Side Road

Although there are a number of species here, butter and gapers are more abundant. Just take Netarts Bay Drive, past Netarts Bay Road, and a half mile down is the entrance to the Whiskey Creek area and roadside parking on the right. You will need a shovel here for sure, guns work too, and a rake is optional.

netarts bay

Throughout the site items highlighted in green indicate a preferred spot. Once you identity which beach you want to try, go back to the menu to get a more specific map of that location.

Information provided is a result of personal experience clamming at each bay location over a period of fifty-years, and local residences providing input and advice; as well as ongoing information from past Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife surveys. Information will change as incoming seas have a tendency to shift and move sand bars. The hope of this information is for people new to clamming to have a successful first time experience, but is not responsible for the accuracy of this data, and the outcome, or results of your personal efforts.