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Extra Large Vermillion Rockfish


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Fishing Report:

10/27/2018

It looks like high seas may bring us to an inglorious end of our season. As always Dockside closes for the month of November. That gives us a chance to repair boats, skippers, deckhands and office personnel. We will get underway again in December, starting with the 15th, weather permitting.

We want to take advantage of this opportunity to thank all of our clients, new and old for another extremely successful season. We couldn't do it without you! We are looking forward to the next season already and the chance to rededicate ourselves to providing the very best personal service to you and meeting the next set of challenges coming our way. We will continue working to improve our ability to serve you with online reservations and self check-in to speed up getting to the boats.

Rockfish and Ling Cod fishing continues year round in the nearshore. The Long Leader fishery is open year round offshore with seasonal availibility for Deep Water Lings.

Season Info:

Rockfish and Ling Cod (bottom fishing) available year round.

Long Leader fishery open year round (outside 40 fathoms depth)

Deep Water Ling Cod open October 1st until April 1st.







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This Will Lift Your Mood


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Fishing Report:

10/19/2018

The inshore fishing was quite good today, limits of Rockfish for most fishermen. The Ling Cod were hard to come by for yet another day but as you can see from the photo there were some nice ones taken.

The boats that were doing the deep water fishery today were unsuccessful due to a rip-snorting current and uncooperative fish. After giving it a good effort they moved inshore and finished off their trips with good catches of Rockfish and a few Lings.

Although the inshore Halibut season remains open until October 31st, the results for several weeks now have been so dismal we will Not take any more inshore Halibut trips out. We don't feel you have a reasonable opportunity to put one in the boat.

We have resigned ourselves to Tuna being over for the year, the number and grade of the fish have been disappointing and the weather can get very sketchy this time of year. We are already looking forward to a better season next year.

The Long Leader fishery continues to produce well when the weather allows, the bag limit for the LL remains ten Rockfish and NO Ling Cod.

Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is closed for 2018

Nearshore Halibut begins June 1

Recreational Salmon Seasons:

Chinook Salmon from March 15 through October 31.

Coho Salmon hatchery mark season, June 30 through September 3 or to a quota of 35,000 fish. The Non-Selective season will be open each Friday and Saturday beginning September 7 and continue through September 29 or until the quota of 7,100 (revised) is taken.

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Top Quality Ling


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Fishing Report:

10/15/2018

The offshore wind has kept us fishing the inshore waters for a few days. The good news is the fishing has been good. Limit catches of Rockfish for the most part, Ling Cod are still slower than we like but we are putting some good quality fish on the fillet tables. Sadly today is the last day of what has been a very good crab season overall. It will re-open in December or January, as yet to be determined.

The marine forecast for this week (through Sunday) looks favorable for fishing. It looks like a great opportunity to go fishing before the fall and winter storms bear down on us. Make your plans to get out fishing, we have space available.

We have resigned ourselves to Tuna being over for the year, the number and grade of the fish have been disappointing and the weather can get very sketchy this time of year. We are already looking forward to a better season next year.

The Long Leader fishery continues to produce well when the weather allows, the bag limit for the LL remains ten Rockfish and NO Ling Cod.

Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is closed for 2018

Nearshore Halibut begins June 1

Recreational Salmon Seasons:

Chinook Salmon from March 15 through October 31.

Coho Salmon hatchery mark season, June 30 through September 3 or to a quota of 35,000 fish. The Non-Selective season will be open each Friday and Saturday beginning September 7 and continue through September 29 or until the quota of 7,100 (revised) is taken.

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The Ling Cod Sisterhood


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Fishing Report:

10/11/2018

We had some rough weather days earlier in the week but things have mellowed out and the forecast through Saturday looks good, with some wind developing Sunday. We do have space available Sunday (Saturday is jammed).

The inshore fishing for Rockfish and Lings has continued to be good. Lings are slower than we like but the Rockfish have rebounded after a lull a couple days ago.

The deep water Ling Cod fishery has been slow from the opening October 1st, but picked up well today.

We have resigned ourselves to Tuna being over for the year, the number and grade of the fish have been disappointing and the weather can get very sketchy this time of year. We are already looking forward to a better season next year.

The Long Leader fishery continues to produce well when the weather allows, the bag limit for the LL remains ten Rockfish and NO Ling Cod.

The Deep Water Ling Cod season opened October 1stt. Limits are two Ling Cod and five rockfish.

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Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is closed for 2018

Nearshore Halibut begins June 1

Recreational Salmon Seasons:

Chinook Salmon from March 15 through October 31.

Coho Salmon hatchery mark season, June 30 through September 3 or to a quota of 35,000 fish. The Non-Selective season will be open each Friday and Saturday beginning September 7 and continue through September 29 or until the quota of 7,100 (revised) is taken.

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Deep Water Lings Open Tomorrow, Oct. 1, 2018


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Fishing Report:

09/30/2018

That's right Deep Water Ling Cod fishing opens Monday, tomorrow and we still have some space available. Call to make your reservation or do it on-line.

Fishing inshore yesterday and for several days before has been vey good, limits of Rockfish as a rule. The Lings inshore are spotty, we are getting handfuls on each trip but not limits. After one really terrible day of crabbing they have rebounded like crazy. Crabbing closes the 16th of October for the season.

Yet again we have cancelled Tuna fishing because of weather offshore. Between the weather and tough fishing it is pretty discouraging.

All Depth Halibut is closed for the year. Nearshore Halibut remains open but has not been very productive for several weeks now.

The Long Leader fishery continues to produce well when the weather allows, the bag limit for the LL remains ten Rockfish and NO Ling Cod.

The Deep Water Ling Cod season opens October first. Limits are two Ling Cod and five rockfish.

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Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is closed for 2018

Nearshore Halibut begins June 1

Recreational Salmon Seasons:

Chinook Salmon from March 15 through October 31.

Coho Salmon hatchery mark season, June 30 through September 3 or to a quota of 35,000 fish. The Non-Selective season will be open each Friday and Saturday beginning September 7 and continue through September 29 or until the quota of 7,100 (revised) is taken.

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Yes We Are Still Catching Lings


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Fishing Report:

09/28/2018

We had a couple of days of slow fishing for ground fish and one day when the crabbing went from great to horrible, then right back to pretty darn good the following day. We suspect a strong cold upwelling impacted both the fish and the crab. The upwellings are good in the long term, they bring loads of nutrients up from deep water and the cycle of life continues.

Nearshore marine conditions have been good and are forecast to continue to be mild. The offshore forecast for Saturday doesn't look good however. Strong southerly winds will make the offshore waters unfishable Saturday, they should settle down for Sunday though.

All Depth Halibut is closed for the year. Nearshore Halibut remains open but has not been very productive for several weeks now.

The Long Leader fishery continues to produce well when the weather allows, the bag limit for the LL remains ten Rockfish and NO Ling Cod.

The Deep Water Ling Cod season opens October first. Limits are two Ling Cod and five rockfish.

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Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is closed for 2018

Nearshore Halibut begins June 1

Recreational Salmon Seasons:

Chinook Salmon from March 15 through October 31.

Coho Salmon hatchery mark season, June 30 through September 3 or to a quota of 35,000 fish. The Non-Selective season will be open each Friday and Saturday beginning September 7 and continue through September 29 or until the quota of 7,100 (revised) is taken.

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First Fish Ever And It Is A Dandy


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Fishing Report:

09/21/2018

Well the 2018 Coho season closed with a whimper. To say it was a disappointment would be an understatement. None of our boats got skunked but there were darned few fish caught.

Rockfish and Lings continue to hit the jigs well and the Rockfish bag limit is back up to five.

Tuna trips for Saturday were cancelled due to winds offshore. It looks like things will straighten up for Sunday unless the weather guessers miss it.

All Depth Halibut is closed for the year. Nearshore Halibut remains open but has not been very productive for several weeks now.

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Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is closed for 2018

Nearshore Halibut begins June 1

Recreational Salmon Seasons:

Chinook Salmon from March 15 through October 31.

Coho Salmon hatchery mark season, June 30 through September 3 or to a quota of 35,000 fish. The Non-Selective season will be open each Friday and Saturday beginning September 7 and continue through September 29 or until the quota of 7,100 (revised) is taken.

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First Time At Sea


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Fishing Report:

09/19/2018

Very good news from ODFW yesterday afternoon. They had two different announcements: the Rockfish bag limit has been raised back up to five fish per person per day effective this morning Wednesday, September 19th, secondly the Deep Water Ling Cod fishery will open October 1st. It sure is nice to get an in season adjustment raising the limit. The Deep Water Ling fishery was in question for a while due to concerns about exceeding by-catch limits on Yellow Eye Rockfish.

Bottom fishing remains good with diverse catches coming on board with a good number of Lings climbing onto the fillet tables. We had a couple days where the crab catch was off but that seems to have recovered well. Still worth doing.

IMPORTANT SALMON NEWS:

Earlier today we posted information about the Non-Selective Salmon season having been allotted additional quota that we believed would get us through the September fishery. Now we have received word via e-mail that as of 11:59 September 21st NON-SELECTIVE SALMON WILL BE CLOSED. At this time we have some space available for Friday. If you have a Saturday reservation call us. Pronto.

All Depth Halibut is closed for the year. Nearshore Halibut remains open but has not been very productive for several weeks now.

We have a boat out for Tuna today (Wednesday) we are of course optimistic that it will be successful, we will keep you posted...

Tuna update:

The Smoking Reel came in tonight with 38 tuna on ice. Space available on Saturday and Monday.

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Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is closed for 2018

Nearshore Halibut begins June 1

Recreational Salmon Seasons:

Chinook Salmon from March 15 through October 31.

Coho Salmon hatchery mark season, June 30 through September 3 or to a quota of 35,000 fish. The Non-Selective season will be open each Friday and Saturday beginning September 7 and continue through September 29 or until the quota of 7,100 (revised) is taken.

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THE TUNA HAVE LANDED (file photo)


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Fishing Report:

09/08/2018

Although Dockside has not had a boat out on the Tuna Grounds we have reliable intel that puts them well inside our range (approximately 20 miles), they can move quickly and they did. We are trying to put trips together to get after these animated torpedoes. Call the office to get on board. 541-765-2545

Salmon fishing was slow again today with only a few fish hitting the decks. Even though it is slow the upside of salmon is they are a really nice grade of fish and no one is making much impact on the quota. That leaves little question there will be more opportunity for the 14th and 15th (Friday and Saturday). Remember, the only thing guaranteed about fishing is that a dry line will catch no fish.

Bottom fishing did well today with respectable catches of Rockfish and Ling Cod. Crabbing continues to produce well.

Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is scheduled to be open for back-up dates: August 31-September 1

Nearshore Halibut begins June 1

Recreational Salmon Seasons:

Chinook Salmon from March 15 through October 31.

Coho Salmon hatchery mark season, June 30 through September 3 or to a quota of 35,000 fish. The Non-Selective season will be open each Friday and Saturday beginning September 7 and continue through September 29 or until the quota of 3,500 is taken.

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Great Day Of Fishing


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Fishing Report:

09/06/2018

Bottom fishing hit the skids for a couple of day this week, it was very tough fishing. Yesterday they went back on the bite. Most fishermen limited on Rockfish and came very close on Lings. Crabbing slowed down too, it has been an odd crab season to be sure.

The Long Leader fishery was tough early this week too. Tides, currents, temps? All could be factors.

The Fin-Clipped Salmon season went out with a whimper, we are optimistic that the Non-Selective season will be good. It opens tomorrow (Friday) and we do have a little space available Friday.

Tuna continue to be elusive, staying outside our range. At this time we don't have any reliable intel from other areas either.

Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is scheduled to be open for back-up dates: August 31-September 1

Nearshore Halibut begins June 1

Recreational Salmon Seasons:

Chinook Salmon from March 15 through October 31.

Coho Salmon hatchery mark season, June 30 through September 3 or to a quota of 35,000 fish. The Non-Selective season will be open each Friday and Saturday beginning September 7 and continue through September 29 or until the quota of 3,500 is taken.

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