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We Love Days And Catches Like This


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Fishing Report:

01/24/2021

Sunday the nearshore conditions were decent and the fishing picked up considerably. Everyone enjoyed limit catches of Rockfish while the Ling Cod remained elusive, only a few were taken. Crabbing can best be defined as fluid. Some days better than others but certainly not red hot.

The marine forecast for the week to come doesn't look promising until Thursday and Friday, possibly Saturday if the wind forecast moderates.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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Perfect Size Ling Cod


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Fishing Report:

01/22/2021

We have been getting some trips out fishing this week, the weather has finally given us a break. It is important to remember that it is winter here, some days are good for fishing some are good for storm watching. Fishing has been decent although not smoking hot, we have had to work for the fish but it is still worth the effort. Crabbing has been variable from stinky to pretty darn good. Condition of the crab is excellent. There are fishermen out today we will let you know how it turns out.

The Saturday marine weather forecast looks good Sunday leaves much room for improvement, we hope it moderates.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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A Dandy Copper Rockfish


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Fishing Report:

01/18/2021

We were able to get out again yesterday on a decent ocean. The Rockfish bit well and a good grade of fish was taken. The Ling Cod bite was slower but a few fishermen took some nice ones home. The crabbing was very slow again. Tuesday the marine forecast is looking good. Not much swell or wind. We have space available so give us a call @ 541-765-2545 or make a reservation on line at www.docksidedepoebay.com

The nearshore marine forecast looks quite good for several days, at least through Saturday. A great opportunity to go fishing.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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Big Fish Eat Little Fish (check out the bites amidship)


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Fishing Report:

01/17/2021

We have actually been able to get out fishing for a couple of days now. The bite was a little slow Saturday, requiring a good deal of effort to produce fish. The Ling Cod bite was off but good catches of Rockfish were produced. Early reports from this morning indicate an improved bite from yesterday. Crabbing yesterday was stinky. We will see if the catch improves today.

The forecast for Monday is not too good but Tuesday is promising. We have space available, give us a call or reserve online. 541-765-2545 or www.docksidedepoebay.com

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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Depoe Bay Channel From Below The Bridge.


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Fishing Report:

01/12/2021

We are still getting a large sample of winter marine conditions, the ocean is raging! It looks like we will have a window of opportunity on Sunday the 17th. We haven't any idea what the bite will be like because we haven't been out in some time. If you want to get on board for Sunday give the office a call. At this time the office is open from 9-4 daily.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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Still Impressive Swells


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Fishing Report:

01/04/2021

We are getting 2021 started with a real rip snorting storm. High winds and seas are forecast to go at least until Wednesday the 13th. We will get trips underway just as soon as things settle down. The online booking service has been disabled until the forecast moderates, so keep checking in with us. We hope everyone has had a safe start to the new year and we continue to be optimistic for the coming season.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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There is a Bell Bouy in that mess!


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Fishing Report:

01/02/2021

We are getting 2021 started with a real rip snorting storm. High winds and seas are forecast to go at least until Wednesday the 13th. We will get trips underway just as soon as things settle down. The online booking service has been disabled until the forecast moderates, so keep checking in with us. We hope everyone has had a safe start to the new year and we continue to be optimistic for the coming season.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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We Fish You A Merry Christmas And A Whale Of A New Year


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Fishing Report:

12/24/2020

Well here it is Christmas Eve already. We are looking forward to getting back to fishing after Christmas if only the weather would give us a little break. We have to remember that it is indeed winter and storms are the norm. We will be getting some breaks and we look forward to getting trips out. The fish are waiting. Recreational crabbing is open too. This weekend is forecast to be big swell days both Saturday and Sunday Monday and Tuesday look promising though.

We hope you are able to have a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Dockside family. We are looking forward to 2021!

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols, Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access...

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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Lars Robison Dec 28,1957-Nov 29, 2020


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Fishing Report:

12/16/2020

The Surfrider got underway last Saturday for five hours of fishing for Rockfish, Ling Cod and Crab. The bite was slower than expected but they persevered and got the majority of their Rockfish a decent number of Lings and better than a half dozen crab per crabber. We had a trip scheduled on the Surfrider again for this Saturday (the 19th) but the marine forecast is hideous. High winds and high seas will make for an ocean to watch safely but not one we can fish on.
Lincoln County has been moved into the High Risk category. In order for us to be able to run trips we must strictly adhere to the masking and distancing requirements. Masks REQUIRED on and offshore, social distancing and of course common courtesy and most importantly common sense.

Crabbing in the open ocean is open. Add it to your fishing trip for $20. You must also have a shellfish license.

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It is with profound sorrow that we must inform you of the passing of our longtime friend and business partner, Lars Robison. Lars battled cancer in 2019, was declared in remission but has succumbed to complications associated with chemotherapy.

Lars was literally born into the charter industry in 1957 (his father Fred owned the Jimco Docks). At age 18 he was the youngest at the time to be issued a Coast Guard masters license. He then bought his first charter boat, the “AHI”. Later he bought the Samson, a boat built by Grandy Yachts of Seattle. He later purchased a 50 foot Delta hulled charter boat also christened Samson. Lars also fished Alaskan waters, fished Dungeness Crab in winter off the Oregon coast and ran charter boats in Hawaii for a period of time.

Lars had a strong sense of civic duty and loved his community. He served 25 years on the Depoe Bay Harbor Commission, a decade on Depoe Bay Near Shore Action Team, many years on ODFW’s Salmon Advisory Committee and volunteered with numerous fisheries committees, management meetings. He made his boat available for Experimental Fisheries Programs and research contracts with ODFW.

Boats were Lars's passion. All boats. He loved to study the designs and construction styles and techniques. He was a walking encyclopedia of maritime knowledge. He could identify a boat instantly, tell who the builder was, what its design and handling characteristics were. He and a brother restored two Century brand vintage mahogany speedboats. A pair of rowboats and a kayak filled out his collection.

Lars founded Dockside with Jim Tate forty one years ago and has been active in the business including owning and operating his own charter boat. Lars experience, knowledge, love of fishing and willingness to be involved made him respected by his peers and fisheries managers.

Forever in our hearts and minds Lars, we wish you fair winds and following seas.

Lars Robison December 28, 1957-November 29, 2020




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:


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Lars Robison


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Fishing Report:

12/07/2020

We are going to have a trip getting underway (weather permitting of course) for five hours fishing and crabbing Saturday. Reservations can be made online only as the office is closed at this time. We still require masks on and offshore, social distancing and of course common courtesy and most of all Common Sense. Let's get through this!

Crabbing in the open ocean is open. Add it to your fishing trip for $20. You must also have a shellfish license.




It is with profound sorrow that we must inform you of the passing of our longtime friend and business partner, Lars Robison. Lars battled cancer in 2019, was declared in remission but has succumbed to complications associated with chemotherapy.

Lars was literally born into the charter industry in 1957 (his father Fred owned the Jimco Docks). At age 18 he was the youngest at the time to be issued a Coast Guard masters license. He then bought his first charter boat, the “AHI”. Later he bought the Samson, a boat built by Grandy Yachts of Seattle. He later purchased a 50 foot Delta hulled charter boat also christened Samson. Lars also fished Alaskan waters, fished Dungeness Crab in winter off the Oregon coast and ran charter boats in Hawaii for a period of time.

Lars had a strong sense of civic duty and loved his community. He served 25 years on the Depoe Bay Harbor Commission, a decade on Depoe Bay Near Shore Action Team, many years on ODFW’s Salmon Advisory Committee and volunteered with numerous fisheries committees, management meetings. He made his boat available for Experimental Fisheries Programs and research contracts with ODFW.

Boats were Lars's passion. All boats. He loved to study the designs and construction styles and techniques. He was a walking encyclopedia of maritime knowledge. He could identify a boat instantly, tell who the builder was, what its design and handling characteristics were. He and a brother restored two Century brand vintage mahogany speedboats. A pair of rowboats and a kayak filled out his collection.

Lars founded Dockside with Jim Tate forty one years ago and has been active in the business including owning and operating his own charter boat. Lars experience, knowledge, love of fishing and willingness to be involved made him respected by his peers and fisheries managers.

Forever in our hearts and minds Lars, we wish you fair winds and following seas.

Lars Robison December 28, 1957-November 29, 2020





Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


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