Kellys Brighton Marina Crabbing

Whether you’re a life-long crabber or it’s your first time, we promise you’ll have a blast! Our owner Kelly himself will instruct youngsters and the young at heart the fascinating art of crabbing! This is more than just tossing a pot into the bay – Kelly goes above and beyond to share the joys of catching, cooking and eating and above all having fun!

If you have not yet experienced crabbing with Kelly, it’s a sight to see and lifelong memories to be made! Crabbing has been a passion of Kelly’s since he was a child and he loves passing his many years of knowledge and enjoyment onto the next generation. In fact, his motto is “live to crab and crab to live!” So if you’re just looking for a fun, family-friendly activity or you’re a seasoned crabber, you’ll have a blast spending the afternoon crabbing with Kelly.


If you’re looking for a fun, relaxed atmosphere to catch some killer fish, look no further than Kelly’s Brighton Marina! Nehalem Bay has some of the best fishing in the region and you’re in for a real treat when you visit the Marina. From the Marina you have a front row seat to all the Chinook salmon and Steelhead trout you can catch (legally of course!).

The north fork of the Nehalem River is also one of the few places with a run of Summer Chinook. Be sure to call us for the most up-to-date fishing information. We offer bait and tackle services as well as tips on where to score the big one!

Chinook season runs from mid summer to late fall.

Kelly's Brighton Marina Nehalem