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The ocean has been producing reliable ling cod

Central & South Coast Reports – There has been frost on the docks some mornings this week at Depoe Bay, but mostly clear weather has provided comfortable offshore experiences for boats launching this week. The ocean has been producing reliable ling cod limits and decent numbers of rockfish. Ocean crabbing has been slow. The limit…

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Rogue River is looking good

Central & South Coast Reports – Offshore conditions are forecast to be favorable through the weekend and into the coming week for those looking to launch for ocean bottom fishing or crabbing. While boats out of Depoe Bay and Newport are regularly scoring limits of ling cod, catches of rockfish have slowed somewhat. Surf perch…

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South coast surf anglers have been making good catches

Central & South Coast Reports – Offshore launches should be possible this coming weekend off the central Oregon coast. Saturday is the transition but Sunday looks positively friendly according to NOAA forecasts. South coast surf anglers have been making good catches of redtail and calico surf perch whenever the ocean has laid down. The Bandon,…

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Surf perch fishing has been quite good

Central & South Coast Reports – As our regular contributor Robert Campbell advised above, this is a good weekend to head for the NW Sportsman’s Show with rain and wind preventing offshore outings for the next several days. Weather fronts are destined to mess with angler’s steelheading plans, too, as southwest rivers will swell over…

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Steelheading has been good on the mainstem Umpqua River

Central & South Coast Reports – Bottom fishing for rockfish and ling cod is excellent at this time of year. Ocean conditions aren’t often cooperative in winter months so take advantage of the decent ocean conditions predicted off the central coast over the next several days. Ocean crabbing remains slow but is best near the…

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Rockfish on the Oregon coast

Central & South Coast Reports – This time of year, may anglers think of fishing rocks and jetties or boating nearshore for ling cod. While that logic is solid as these fish are moving shallower to spawn, charter boats out of Newport an Depoe Bay have been scoring well fishing deep water for lings. We…

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Big Chetco River Steelhead

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”194,72″] Central & South Coast Reports – The ocean was friendly on Wednesday this week, allowing Charters to venture offshore out of Depoe Bay and Newport. Catches of ling cod and rockfish were good with limits common on a flat ocean. Offshore anglers are reminded that cabezon may not be retained as part of…

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Mixed success for winter steelhead

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Central & South Coast Reports – Offshore conditions were prime on Wednesday with anglers out of Newport and Depoe Bay enjoying light winds and a flat ocean. Bottomfish did not disappoint either, with limits or near limits taken of both rockfish and lingcod. As of January 1, cabezon cannot be retained as part…

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Chinook lingering at Indian Creek

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Central & South Coast Reports – High winds and heavy rains have pummeled the central Oregon coast this week. As a consequence, storm-watching has replaced offshore fishing out of the ports of Depoe Bay and Newport. Conditions for the weekend and into the coming week are for high winds and rough seas. Stay…

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Limits of ling cod

Central & South Coast Reports – Charters fishing out of Depoe Bay this week have been scoring limits of ling cod to 35 pounds for their clients. While rockfish are also being taken, it’s has been a little slow recently. These boats will be out to take advantage of good winter bottom fishing whenever conditions…

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Winter fishing for rockfish and lingcod is excellent

Winter fishing for rockfish and lingcod is excellent when boats can get out. Launches should be possible early next week. In addition, ocean crabbing becomes legal once again starting December 1. In last week’s newsletter, the closure of Tenmile, Tahkenitch and Siltcoos was stated incorrectly. All of the above lakes will open for wild coho…

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Winter steelhead on the Umpqua perhaps

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”194,72″] Central & South Coast Reports – As good as offshore bottom fishing can be at this time of year, ocean conditions keep opportunities few and far between. Predictions for the coming week don’t look optimistic. Few charters have been getting out and some have closed shop except for sight-seeing tours. There are chances…

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