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One Big Coho


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Fishing Report:

08/13/2018

Fishing for Lings and Rockfish was a struggle today but those that kept at it did well. Not very many Lings taken today. Crabbing has been doing quite well recently, well worth the effort. (After a long drought).

Coho fishing again had good action but retention is still low. Something less than one per rod overall. We are seeing many fish in the water and brought to the boat and many of the ones we can keep are large for this time of the year.

All-Depth Halibut will reopen this coming Friday and Saturday. We have limited space available.

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.

ODFW has posted more All-Depth Halibut days, the 17th and 18th of August.

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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Ethan Is Putting The Ultra In Ultralight


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Fishing Report:

08/12/2018

Ethan landed a very nice Cabezon after a long battle. (See the pic) The Ling Cod and Rockfish are holding up reel well for the inshore fishery. Limits of Rockfish for the most part along with good numbers of Lings. Crabbing has picked up quite well. We are not getting limits yet but enough crab are coming on board to make it worthwhile. It is important to sort out the soft shelled ones though.

The Long Leader fishery has been slowed down by an invasion of Sharks and Hake (Pacific Whiting). That makes it harder to get the target species when your gear is being ravaged by Shark and Hake...

Salmon fishing continues to have good action with many fish being brought to the boats for inspection. We are still seeing the majority of fish with adipose fins so the number of keepers is not high. We are getting a good percentage of Chinook however, who can't look that? The Coho that we are able to retain are quite large for this early in the season with some in the 10-12 pound range.

Tuna fishing is still very dissapointing. All reports put the fish well outside our range, 60-70+ miles. The only good intel we get is off the mouth of the Columbia River, about 40 miles. Sadly that is a very long way from us.

ODFW has posted more All-Depth Halibut days, the 17th and 18th of August.

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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Nice Crab Catch


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Fishing Report:

08/09/2018

Bottom fishing for Ling Cod and Rockfish is holding up well through the season, of course from one day to the next it is fishing but we have been doing very well. Crabbing has picked up so we will be throwing pots again. It is still important to grade out the soft crab (recently molted) of course.

The Long Leader fishery continues to produce well, not every trip has full limits but it is a fishery that all seem to enjoy.

We have enjoyed some wild Salmon action. Yesterday it was difficult to keep the gear in the water because of the shear volume of fish biting. We had to put the majority of the Coho back because they were not hatchery fish but decent numbers were retained (close to one per rod). The action was wild and everyone had a great time. ODFW numbers indicate that we have a long way to go to reach the quota so maybe we will get the scheduled season in.

As for Tuna we continue to watch all the indicators we can, satellite imaging, weather, reports from the commercial and sport fleets. Our intel still puts the bulk of the fish out of range (70-80 miles). We are studying everything we can, and those fish can move fast.

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 12 Fixed Days on:

May 10-11-12, May 24-25-26, June 7-8-9, and June 21,22-23

Back-up dates for July to be announced if quota remains

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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Now That Is A Vermillion


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Fishing Report:

08/05/2018

Rockfish and Ling Cod fishing went very well today, very good catches in the morning but folks are having to work at it a bit this afternoon. Crabbing is still very poor.

Coho fishing picked up yesterday with about one fish per rod being kept and lots of action, at least double and more of the fish kept. There were some really nice Chinook taken too.

The Halibut fishing went well for the all-depth opener, no idea yet if there will be any more quota for the all-depth fishery for later in the month.

Saturday the boat we had out for Tuna did well, though he went to the ends of the earth for the fish. Today we had two boats out. They went 50 miles and got bupkis. Very disappointing to be sure. Water temps are good, chlorophyl levels look good but the fish are beyond our reach at this time.

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 12 Fixed Days on:

May 10-11-12, May 24-25-26, June 7-8-9, and June 21,22-23

Back-up dates for July to be announced if quota remains

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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Happy Fishermen, Happy Captain, Ling Cod Not So Much


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Fishing Report:

08/03/2018

Rockfish and Ling Cod fishing continues good as evidenced by the picture. Morning and afternoon trips are doing well but remember that on any given day it is, fishing. Crabbing still stinks and they are very soft too.

The Long Leader fishery continues to rock it, yesterday's trip limited everyone in two drifts. Definitely a smoking hot bite. Good variety too, Canaries, Yellow Tail, some huge Boccacio and one odd ball we haven't been able to identify yet.

Coho Salmon continues to be slow on retention, but we are bringing many, many fish to the boats to "check their ID". Really good action most trips out, just not many fish to keep. (Coho must be fin clipped hatchery fish to be retained).

Halibut boats are out today but we have no report yet. More to come...

Tuna intel still puts the fish a long way from Depoe Bay, we have a boat out today, we will see how they end up.

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 12 Fixed Days on:

May 10-11-12, May 24-25-26, June 7-8-9, and June 21,22-23

Back-up dates for July to be announced if quota remains

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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Colossal Ling


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Fishing Report:

07/31/2018

Fishing for Rockfish and Lings continues good. Yesterday afternoon's trips produced a Rockfish frenzy, no where near limits of Ling but crazy action to finish the day.

The Long Leader fishery continues to produce, there is an occasional day when it slips of course but it is fishing.

Coho fishing action picked up today with over one fish per rod being retained and nearly non stop action on the rods. Many fisher brought to the boat, over three times as many as were kept.

The Tuna remain a good bit out of range from Depoe Bay. Our most recent attempt did not produce. All the conditions were good but the fish didn't rise for us.

Summer all-Depth Halibut opens this Friday and Saturday. We have space available.

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 12 Fixed Days on:

May 10-11-12, May 24-25-26, June 7-8-9, and June 21,22-23

Back-up dates for July to be announced if quota remains

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 Ling Fishing


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Fishing Report:

07/29/2018

Bottom fishing continues to hold up well. Good numbers of Lings and great catches of Rockfish. Test pots we put out for crab produced bupkis, so it is still stinking...

The Long Leader fishery was very good to the Hot Pursuit while another boat had to work hard for what they got, that's fishing in a nutshell.

Coho trips produced mixed results, quite a bit of action with lots of fish hooked up, on and gone or released at the boat.

We have received some good Tuna intel and have boats headed out tomorrow. There might even be an available seat. Give the office a call.

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 12 Fixed Days on:

May 10-11-12, May 24-25-26, June 7-8-9, and June 21,22-23

Back-up dates for July to be announced if quota remains

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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Flat Ocean And A Bending Rod, We're Having Fun Now


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Fishing Report:

07/28/2018

Rockfish and Ling Cod were slower today than the day before but those that kept at it finished with limits or close to it. Crabbing continues to be very slow.

It was tougher on the Long Leader grounds too. The conditions were great offshore, calm and sunny, the fish just didn't want to do their part like we are used to.

Coho action was pretty good but there were not many keepers that came to the boat. Lots of fish to practice with.

Tuna remain a long way offshore, the latest report heard was 60 miles for just one fish.

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 12 Fixed Days on:

May 10-11-12, May 24-25-26, June 7-8-9, and June 21,22-23

Back-up dates for July to be announced if quota remains

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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Lings Are On The Bite


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Fishing Report:

07/24/2018

Ling Cod are biting well, the water temp is down due to NW winds, Lings like cooler water, that tends to slow down the Rockfish bite though. We have been coming home with respectable catches non the less.

Coho fishing was good today also. One boat brought home 11 fish for twelve fishermen, the action was outstanding though. That boat reported somewhere between 40-50 fish brought to the boat to sort through. Other boats reported similar results. Really good action for sure.

Conditions offshore today were too tough for the Long Leader fishery again, so we had to fall back to conventional bottom fishing.

Tuna continue to hang offshore out of range (and conditions out there were not fishable). We will continue to watch the weather and the satellite imaging for the next chance to get out there and get on fish. Tuna trips are cancelled through Saturday.

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 12 Fixed Days on:

May 10-11-12, May 24-25-26, June 7-8-9, and June 21,22-23

Back-up dates for July to be announced if quota remains

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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It Was A Good Ling Cod Bite Saturday


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Fishing Report:

07/21/2018

Bottom fishing yesterday was very good both morning and afternoon. Great variety on Rockfish with mostly limits and an excellent bite on the Lings. Today some of the boats struggled while others dominated, Samson produced limits of Rockfish and Lings. Crabbing continues slow, miserably slow.

Salmon fishing was slow yesterday with only a few being taken. The ones we got were very nice fish, just not a lot. Today the salmon action was good but there were very few keepers. The Triumph had great action with 24-25 fish on but nothing they could keep.

Conditions offshore today were too tough for the Long Leader fishery, so we had to fall back to conventional bottom fishing.

Tuna continue to hang offshore out of range (and conditions out there were not fishable). We will continue to watch the weather and the satellite imaging for the next chance to get out there and get on fish.

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 12 Fixed Days on:

May 10-11-12, May 24-25-26, June 7-8-9, and June 21,22-23

Back-up dates for July to be announced if quota remains

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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