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Oregon Central & South Coast Fishing Reports for October 21st

Only larger boats ventured out of Depoe Bay early this week as seas were rough. Catches were spotty although those that got into them caught good numbers of rockfish as well as lingcod. All-depth halibut will continue off the central Oregon coast August 21st and 22nd with 20,802 pounds of the 45,592-pound quota remaining to…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Reports for August 14th

The selective (fin-clipped only) coho season ended on Sunday, August 9th. Catches came nowhere near the quota limit, it just times out. Ocean Chinook fishing remains open and offshore anglers will have another shot at coho – hatchery or wild – starting September 4th. Hopes are high for the September opener to be good with…

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Central & South Coast Oregon Fishing Reports

If you are one of the anglers lamenting low, clear, warm water anywhere you’d ordinarily fish, you must have saved a few bucks at this point simply by staying home rather than submitting yourself to these disagreeable conditions. Think of all the money you’ve saved in fuel alone. Why not reward yourself (you deserve it!)…

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Central and South Coast Fishing Reports July 31st – August 6th, 2015

Central & South Coast Reports – ODFW is asking anglers and other members of the public for their input on the 2016 sport halibut seasons and regulations at two public meetings to be held in August. Both meetings will be hosted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and start at 6:30 p.m. The…

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Central & South Coast Reports – July 23rd

From the ODFW: SOUTHWEST ZONE ANGLING HOUR RESTRICTIONS – Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2 P.M. to one hour before sunrise, daily. The following areas will remain open…

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Oregon Central and South Coast Fishing Reports July 17th

“We have never done anything intentionally wrong,” said Tim Harmon, owner of Tradewinds Charters out of Depoe Bay. “We have not changed or done anything differently than we have for 80 years. It’s a misunderstanding.” The owners, employees and ship captains of a Depoe Bay fishing charter company were arrested this week after a Lincoln…

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Central and South Coast Report July 10th – July 16th, 2015

Central & South Coast Reports – Charters out of Depoe Bay have been doing well on combo trips, returning to the docks with good catches of rockfish and coho while the lingcod bite has slowed. It’s been mostly limits although filling hatchery coho has been challenging at times as native fish are also plentiful offshore.…

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Central & South Coast Fishing Reports

Offshore conditions are marginal through the weekend. It’s worth checking but smaller craft are likely to be bay-bound. If forecasts remain accurate, for those able to get away into the coming week, the ocean will lay down, behave nicely and onshore winds will become pleasant breezes. ODFW news, July 2, 2015: Spring All-Depth season—landings during…

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Central & South Coast Reports

Central and South Coast Fishing Reports – NOAA forecast for offshore conditions (as of mid-day Thursday, June 25th so this could change) are mild for this coming weekend which should make launches for ocean fishing a breeze. Speaking of which, and perhaps most surprising, onshore winds are predicted to stay below 10 mph Saturday and…

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Central and South Coast Reports June 19th – June 25th, 2015

Central & South Coast Reports – High winds have hampered all manner of angling efforts along the south coast for the past 10 days or so. As this writer has said since he was a teen (and that’s been a while), “Wind blows.” With offshore breezes easing up, fishing this week has been good out…

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Central & South Coast Reports

Rough seas and blustery conditions have kept boats off the ocean out of Newport and Depoe Bay this week. A reminder to those seeking coho offshore that the opener is Saturday June 27th for hatchery (finclipped) fish only. The season is scheduled to continue through August 9th unless the quota of 55,000 fish is filled.…

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Central & South Coast Reports for June 5th

The spring all-depth halibut fishery off central Oregon is scheduled to be open June 11-13 and June 25-27 with a second, summer season scheduled to begin in August. Fishing was good over the opener near the end of May with one charter out of Depoe Bay returning with 20 halibut. At the same time, many…

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Central & South Coast Reports May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Central & South Coast Reports – Out of Depoe Bay, the report is of fine fishing for rockfish although lingcod catches have slowed. Catches of Chinook have been fair to good although the word ‘spotty’ has been commonly used by anglers reporting on ocean salmon fishing. Ocean coho fishing is just a month away. The…

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Central and South Coast Reports May 22nd – May 28th, 2015

Central & South Coast Reports – Successful fishing Oregon’s ocean is a matter of following cycles. Over the past couple of days, rockfish have been snapping out of Depoe Bay while lingcod were tough to entice. Dropping pots on the way out has been well worth the efforts with crabbing on the upswing. Chinook fishing…

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Central & South Coast Reports

Charters out of Newport and Depoe Bay have had good days and great days this week. On Monday this week, for instance, the offshore bottom fish bite slowed, a sharp contrast to the easy ling cod and rockfish limits of the past weekend. Ocean crabbing is starting to improve. Ocean Chinook catches have been fairly…

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