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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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Yup, Still Getting Lings


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Fishing Report:

09/02/2018

We continue to have good marine conditions for the Labor Day weekend. Calm seas, light breezes and comfortable temps.

Bottom fishing is doing well, our boats are producing good catches of Rockfish and Ling Cod. We are not seeing limits of Lings for everyone but good numbers are coming over the railings. Crabbing varies quite a bit from day to day but overall is still very much worth doing.

Salmon fishing has been slow for a few days now. We are waiting for the next wave of fish to come through and that can happen any time. We are still seeing high numbers of Non-Fin Clipped fish. Only fin clipped Coho may be retained at this time (and any Chinook over 24 inches).

There were some sport boats out after Tuna Thursday and Friday. There were some good catches reported, others not as good but still having to go distances that put them outside our range. The best Tuna reports continue to be out of the Columbia River.

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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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A Bright Spot on A Foggy Day


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Fishing Report:

08/31/2018

We are enjoying a very calm ocean today, hardly any swell and gentle breezes, fog that comes and goes but generally good visibility.

The Rockfish are biting well (see picture)and there are a few Lings coming aboard, it is still early in the day we will see how it ends up. Crabbing continues to be well worthwhile.

Salmon boats are reporting a slow bite so far today. Nothing exciting to report so far. We are looking forward to the Non-Selective Coho season, (September 7th and 8th) those fish better be nervous.

No news yet from the All-Depth Halibut boats yet today. We do have 2 spots available on the Triumph Saturday, call soon to get them.

No good news from the Tuna grounds yet. Boats out yesterday reported good conditions at 65 miles (water temps, color, etc) further out they encounter birds, bait and fish. The high boat I heard of had 12 fish, others had scores of one to five and some with zero. The high boat reported seeing lots of fish in the water zooming back and forth but vastly more bait than tuna. Only one fish taken trolling the others came jigging iron and throwing swim baits. There were also reports of decent fishing out of the Columbia River.

ODFW made a news release that the bag limit of Rockfish in the nearshore fishery is being reduced to 4 rather than 5 as of July 1st. It is disappointing but as we have heard four fish is better than no fish. According to ODFW modeling this should keep us fishing through the year instead of facing another early closure like last year. The Ling Cod limit remains 2 per person, over 22 inches long. July first we are also allowed to retain one Cabezon per person, that is included in the daily bag limit of four Rockfish. Limits remain ten Rockfish for the Long Leader fishery.

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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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Rockin It On The Long Leader Fishery


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Fishing Report:

08/26/2018

Bottom fishing for Rockfish and Ling Cod continues to produce well, of course it changes a bit day to day but remains strong overall. Reports from the fishing hole today indicate a good rockfish bite and decent numbers of Ling coming over the rails. Crabbing for some of the boats has dropped off somewhat while others are continuing to produce. Either way it is still worthwhile.

The Long Leader fishery produce limit catches yesterday. Great quality fish, Canaries, Yellow Tail and some Widows.

Yesterday the Salmon action dropped way off, not many fish on the bite and only a few keepers coming in. Today the action is back on with many fish striking and coming to the boats to have their ID checked, no word yet on the number of keepers.

Recent intel on Tuna this weekend indicated a few boats making the long trip out for one or two fish per boat or even zeros. Very discouraging to be sure. I have reliable intel that there are fish to be had out of Westport, reports heard of the Columbia River are contradictory.

All-depth Halibut reopens this Friday and Saturday, (8-31-18, 9-1-18). We do have space available Friday the 31st.

ODFW made a news release that the bag limit of Rockfish in the nearshore fishery is being reduced to 4 rather than 5 as of July 1st. It is disappointing but as we have heard four fish is better than no fish. According to ODFW modeling this should keep us fishing through the year instead of facing another early closure like last year. The Ling Cod limit remains 2 per person, over 22 inches long. July first we are also allowed to retain one Cabezon per person, that is included in the daily bag limit of four Rockfish. Limits remain ten Rockfish for the Long Leader fishery.

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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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Shiny and Slippery


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Fishing Report:

08/23/2018

Bottom Fishing for Rockfish and Ling Cod continues to produce well. Most everyone got their limit of Rockfish and there were quite a few Lings hitting the fillet tables too. Crabbing continues to be well worth the effort.

The Long Leader fishing produced a bonanza again today, big Rockfish and lots of them. (A reminder that No Lings are allowed on the Long Leader trips). We also team up on the gear to help minimize tangles.

Coho Salmon continues to be very active with many Non-Fin Clipped fish coming to the boats, we did have a good number of "keepers" today and some of them were very nice Chinook.

The Tuna remain elusive as they remain offshore and out of range. Recent reports we get from the commercial fleet indicate large fish in good numbers, but well beyond the range of our fleet (in the 120-140 miles range). We will keep watching them and as soon as they move in we will let you know. We have heard that there are some fish being taken on boats from Illwaco, Wa. and some from Westport, Wa. Looks like they may be out of range for at least a week. (An educated guess, but a guess none the less).


ODFW made a news release that the bag limit of Rockfish in the nearshore fishery is being reduced to 4 rather than 5 as of July 1st. It is disappointing but as we have heard four fish is better than no fish. According to ODFW modeling this should keep us fishing through the year instead of facing another early closure like last year. The Ling Cod limit remains 2 per person, over 22 inches long. July first we are also allowed to retain one Cabezon per person, that is included in the daily bag limit of four Rockfish. Limits remain ten Rockfish for the Long Leader fishery.







Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is scheduled to be open for back-up dates: August 17-18

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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The Picture Of Salmon Happiness


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Fishing Report:

08/20/2018

We had great Salmon action over the weekend. The bite was continuous, lots and lots of fish coming to the boats, retention of fin clipped fish was up to one per rod. We are still sorting through the non-fin clipped fish at a rate of 4-5 to one.

News from the Bottom Fishing boats today report great results in the deeper water, a wide variety of fish as well. The Ling Cod bite is slower but about 1/2 the folks are coming home with Lings. Crabbing continues to produce good numbers of crab. Not limits but certainly enough to make it worthwhile. Sadly, no more retention of Cabezon, ODFW reports that we have hit the quota for this year. Remarkable that it only lasted about seven weeks.

The Tuna remain elusive as the remain offshore and out of range. Reports we get from the commercial fleet indicate large fish in good numbers, but well beyond the range of our fleet. We will keep watching them and as soon as they move in we will let you know. We got word of a Charter Boat on a 36 hour trip that produced Zero fish. That is definitely not what we wanted to hear. Looks like they may be out of range for at least a week. (An educated guess, but a guess none the less).


ODFW made a news release that the bag limit of Rockfish in the nearshore fishery is being reduced to 4 rather than 5 as of July 1st. It is disappointing but as we have heard four fish is better than no fish. According to ODFW modeling this should keep us fishing through the year instead of facing another early closure like last year. The Ling Cod limit remains 2 per person, over 22 inches long. July first we are also allowed to retain one Cabezon per person, that is included in the daily bag limit of four Rockfish. Limits remain ten Rockfish for the Long Leader fishery.



Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is scheduled to be open for back-up dates: August 17-18

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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Rockfish Are Biting


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Fishing Report:

08/17/2018

For those of you who may have heard the news on Cabezon, it is true that ODFW is closing the Cabezon season. It opened the 1st of July and will be closed Saturday the 18th of August. No retention of Cabezon after today.

Rockfish and Ling Cod fishing today was inconsistent. Some boats struggled while others spanked em pretty hard. Crabbing has started to produced quite well again.

Salmon fishing has been very active, lots and lots of action. Retention is the real tough part of the salmon equation. No word yet today on how the Coho boats are doing.

The Tuna remain elusive as the remain offshore and out of range. Reports we get from the commercial fleet indicate large fish in good numbers, but well beyond the range of our fleet. We will keep watching them and as soon as they move in we will let you know. We got word of a Charter Boat on a 36 hour trip that produced Zero fish. That is definitely not what we wanted to hear. Looks like they may be out of range for at least a week. (An educated guess, but a guess none the less).


ODFW made a news release that the bag limit of Rockfish in the nearshore fishery is being reduced to 4 rather than 5 as of July 1st. It is disappointing but as we have heard four fish is better than no fish. According to ODFW modeling this should keep us fishing through the year instead of facing another early closure like last year. The Ling Cod limit remains 2 per person, over 22 inches long. July first we are also allowed to retain one Cabezon per person, that is included in the daily bag limit of four Rockfish. Limits remain ten Rockfish for the Long Leader fishery.

Season Info:

2018 Halibut dates:

Central Coast Sub Area Spring All-Depth Halibut is scheduled to be open for back-up dates: August 17-18

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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