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Tuna Actually Came Into Depoe Today


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Fishing Report:

09/23/2017

A sport boat was out of Depoe Bay today and did bring in some tuna. Not big numbers but they were big fish. Call us so we can get an expedition underway soon.

Just to clarify the Ground Fish closure that was effective Sunday the 17th of September. Due to having reached the quotas of Black Rockfish and Cabezon for 2017, all fishing for Rock fish and Ling Cod in the ocean is closed (and from the shore). This closure is for the entire Oregon Coast, not just limited to Depoe Bay and Newport.

This is Not because we have caught all the fish, the fish populations are strong, we have just reached this years quota on the previously mentioned species. There are several factors that have impacted this. The first was a less than stellar salmon season, putting more pressure on the ground fish. The second factor was a poor Tuna season, putting even more pressure on the ground fish. Additionally our black rockfish quotas were reduced significantly at the beginning of 2017. Fishing for rockfish has been very good this year, all year. Statistically both Newport and Depoe Bay have recorded the highest catches on the coast for rockfish.

The closure is in effect until January 1st when we start fishing on a new quota. At this time it is unknown if the Deep Water Fishery (outside 40 fathoms) that traditionally opens October 1st will open. We should know by September 27th if that fishery will open on time. If it does it will be open for Ling Cod and Rockfish species of Canaries, Yellow Tail and Bocaccio. It would of course exclude Black Rockfish and Cabezon.

If the Deep Water Fishery does not open October 1st it will open January 1st 2018 when the 2018 quotas take effect.

If there are changes to this we will let you know.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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Black Rockfish and Cabezon Quotas Reached (everything is off kilter)


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Fishing Report:

09/20/2017

Just to clarify the Ground Fish closure that was effective Sunday the 17th of September. Due to having reached the quotas of Black Rockfish and Cabezon for 2017, all fishing for Rock fish and Ling Cod in the ocean is closed (and from the shore). This closure is for the entire Oregon Coast, not just limited to Depoe Bay and Newport.

This is Not because we have caught all the fish, the fish populations are strong, we have just reached this years quota on the previously mentioned species. There are several factors that have impacted this. The first was a less than stellar salmon season, putting more pressure on the ground fish. The second factor was a poor Tuna season, putting even more pressure on the ground fish. Additionally our black rockfish quotas were reduced significantly at the beginning of 2017. Fishing for rockfish has been very good this year, all year. Statistically both Newport and Depoe Bay have recorded the highest catches on the coast for rockfish.

The closure is in effect until January 1st when we start fishing on a new quota. At this time it is unknown if the Deep Water Fishery (outside 40 fathoms) that traditionally opens October 1st will open. We should know by September 27th if that fishery will open on time. If it does it will be open for Ling Cod and Rockfish species of Canaries, Yellow Tail and Bocaccio. It would of course exclude Black Rockfish and Cabezon.

If the Deep Water Fishery does not open October 1st it will open January 1st 2018 when the 2018 quotas take effect.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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Kiss Rockfish Goodbye For 2017


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Fishing Report:

09/12/2017

Bad news from ODFW.

Rockfish and Ling Cod in the nearshore fishery closes for 2017 Sunday at 11:59 PM. As a result we are trying to get every opportunity for fishing in before it closes. We are running morning and afternoon trips as the weather allows. This is happening due to the rockfish quota on black rockfish being exceeded for the year. yellow eye, and cabezon quotas have been meet as well.

We do have limited space available for All-Depth Halibut on Saturday.

Coho Salmon has closed again after only six days of the non-selective season.

We still have no good news on Tuna. Our intel puts the fish offshore 120 to 160 miles and the catch numbers are not strong. Our intel from up and down the coast isn't encouraging at all. So far this year has been a bust and we are just as disappointed as anyone. We will continue to to keep our finger on the pulse of the fishery.
Rumors abound of fish being taken in isolated incidents, we have not been able to substantiate this rumors.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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STEVE AND CODZILLA


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Fishing Report:

09/09/2017

Another great day on the ocean and Dockside is going strong on the Rockfish and Ling Cod. We had great variety on our rockfish with limit or near limit catches, slower on the Ling but some real quality fish hitting the fillet tables. We do have a few spots available Sunday and Monday, give our office a call to make a reservation. 541-765-2545

Coho Salmon has closed again after only six days of the non-selective season.

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 15-16 (Friday Saturday)

We still have no good news on Tuna. Our intel puts the fish offshore 120 to 160 miles and the catch numbers are not strong. Our intel from up and down the coast isn't encouraging at all. So far this year has been a bust and we are just as disappointed as anyone. We will continue to to keep our finger on the pulse of the fishery.
Rumors abound of fish being taken in isolated incidents, we have not been able to substantiate this rumors.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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Say Goodbye To These Guys For 2017


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Fishing Report:

09/06/2017

We got bad news from ODFW just this afternoon, the non-selective Coho season will close at 11:59 September 7, 2017. Our 7900 fish quota lasted just six days. It really is difficult to believe that we have had good enough fishing to use up the quota that fast. Consequently for those people who have reservations for Coho salmon fishing we will have to switch to fishing for Rockfish and Ling Cod.

The Rockfish bite was somewhat "off" today. Although people worked hard limit catches were hard to come by.

We still have no good news on Tuna. Our intel puts the fish offshore 120 to 160 miles and the catch numbers are not strong. Our intel from up and down the coast isn't encouraging at all. So far this year has been a bust and we are just as disappointed as anyone. We will continue to to keep our finger on the pulse of the fishery.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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The Salmon Have Landed At Dockside


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Fishing Report:

09/04/2017

The Dockside salmon fleet excelled today. We didn't get limits but the catch was far better than opening day, catches were about 1 1/2 per rod. Good action, good fishing, good catching!

Bottom fishing was good but folks had to work at it. Not everyone limited but there were good catches none the less. Crabbing continues strong.

We still have no good news on Tuna. Our intel puts the fish offshore 120 to 160 miles and the catch numbers are not strong. Our intel from up and down the coast isn't encouraging at all. So far this year has been a bust and we are just as disappointed as anyone. We will continue to to keep our finger on the pulse of the fishery.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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Non-Selective Salmon Opened Today


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Fishing Report:

09/02/2017

Our Non-Selective salmon season opened today, there was a good grade of fish caught, the average fish count was about one per rod. It is sure nice to be able to keep everything you get in the boat!

The bottom fishing boats did well, it wasn't a smoking hot bite but there were limits for close to it by the end of the day. Crabbing continues to be good.

We still have no good news on Tuna. Our intel puts the fish offshore 120 to 160 miles and the catch numbers are not strong. So far this year has been a bust and we are just as disappointed as anyone.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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Non-Selective Salmon Opened Today


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Fishing Report:

09/02/2017

Our Non-Selective salmon season opened today, there was a good grade of fish caught, the average fish count was about one per rod. It is sure nice to be able to keep everything you get in the boat!

The bottom fishing boats did well, it wasn't a smoking hot bite but there were limits for close to it by the end of the day. Crabbing continues to be good.

We still have no good news on Tuna. Our intel puts the fish offshore 120 to 160 miles and the catch numbers are not strong. So far this year has been a bust and we are just as disappointed as anyone.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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Just Another day on The Water


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Fishing Report:

09/01/2017

Bottom fishing results varied today from boat to boat but by and large everyone was successful. There was good Ling cod action and good numbers of Rockfish too.

Chinook salmon is open at this time and the rewards for the efforts vary, some days we get some some days we don't. The action has been good as we sort through Coho to find Chinook.

The Non-Selective season for Coho opens this Saturday so we are looking forward to that opportunity. ODFW has also raised the quota for the non-selective season by 1900 fish. That gives us a total of 7900 fish to be caught.

We have no good news on Tuna. Our intel puts the fish offshore 120 to 160 miles and the catch numbers are not strong. So far this year has been a bust.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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Just Another day on The Water


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Fishing Report:

09/01/2017

Bottom fishing results varied today from boat to boat but by and large everyone was successful. There was good Ling cod action and good numbers of Rockfish too.

Chinook salmon is open at this time and the rewards for the efforts vary, some days we get some some days we don't. The action has been good as we sort through Coho to find Chinook.

The Non-Selective season for Coho opens this Saturday so we are looking forward to that opportunity. ODFW has also raised the quota for the non-selective season by 1900 fish. That gives us a total of 7900 fish to be caught.

We have no good news on Tuna. Our intel puts the fish offshore 120 to 160 miles and the catch numbers are not strong. So far this year has been a bust.

Season Info:

All-Depth Halibut reopens September 2nd and 3rd (Friday & Saturday) .

Non-Selective Coho opens September 2nd for a quota of 6000 fish (from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain).










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