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…

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…

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…

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…

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…