Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for Aug 2nd, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for Aug 2nd, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com No SW fishing report from Pete this week. From ODF&W Ocean salmon fishing for Chinook salmon from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt is open. The ocean opened to fin-clipped coho salmon on June 22. Chinook must be a minimum of 24-inches long and coho must be…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 26th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 26th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com As of last weekend, the Umpqua River had dropped somewhat but was still muddy. Just before it muddied up spring chinook angling was the best it’s been all season – which is only fair in an otherwise crummy season. Anglers fishing the South Jetty area for lingcod and other bottomfish…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 12th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 12th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com The Charleston ODFW office showed me how to access the trout stocking schedule. I had been going to the home page, selecting “FISH DIVISION and then selecting “FISHING RESOURCES” and then clicking on the “TROUT STOCKING” ICON. This method no longer redirects you to the trout stocking schedule. After a…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report January 18th, 2019

From Pete Heley at www.PeteHeley.com The main outdoor-related topic of conversation continues to be the new licensing system the ODFW started this year. While the new system seems to be a major step backward from the previous system which was in effect through mid-December of 2018, the ODFW does seem to be doing a pretty…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for August 31st, 2018

From ODF&W This weekend (Sept. 1-2) is a Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon when no license, tag or endorsement is needed to fish, crab and clam anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing. As an angler, you know how much fun fishing is. This is a great weekend to share that fun with others. Several…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for April 6th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing Reports over the last couple of weeks indicate that the lingcod bite has slowed somewhat, however many anglers are still able to get their limits. Rockfish fishing has been a lot more hit and miss with anglers spending more time to catch close to their limit. Other species showing up on…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for February 16th, 2018

From ODF&W This weekend (Feb. 17 & 18) is a Free Fishing Weekend. You won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. But remember, all other regulations and area closures still apply. Winds and waves cooperated this last weekend allowing some anglers to get out onto the ocean;…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for January 12th, 2018

From ODF&W, Weekend fishing opportunities: With steelhead rivers vacillating between low and clear, and high and muddy, anglers may want hit Garrison Lake for some trout fishing. Winter steelhead should pick up on the Coos and Coquille rivers once we get some significant rain. Winter steelhead fishing has been good on the Umpqua. Anglers have…

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Central and South Coast Fishing Reports December 1, 2017

(ODF&W) Sport Groundfish, Inside 40-Fathom Line: Anglers may no longer catch and retain lingcod (except by spear), any species of rockfish, cabezon, greenling, or other bottomfish (aka groundfish) species, except flatfish species (other than Pacific halibut) inside of the 40-fathom regulatory line. Lingcod may be taken by spear only (with no change to the bag…

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Central and South Coast Fishing Reports Sept 22nd, 2017

From TGF’s friend Pete Heley (PeteHeley.com) The big news this past week was the implementation, as of Monday, October 18th, of a complete closure on bottomfishing along the Oregon coast. A similar closure went into effect in 2004, but that closure allowed anglers to target bottomfish while fishing from shore. In another recent year, Oregon’s…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for March 17th

Ah, the winter sea! So productive yet so formidable at this time of year. When wind and wave allow safe launches and returns, a good time will be had by all. Keep a close eye on sites which keep an eye on offshore conditions for you. There are some decent days in the forecast, like…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for May 13th

Offshore conditions have allowed boats to launch out of Depoe Bay this week where bottom fishing is great and even crabbing has picked up. While most charters are limiting clients on both rockfish and ling cod, even the pros get stumped sometimes, as evidenced by the two boats sent out by a single charter company.…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Oct 30th

Rough ocean conditions have hampered efforts out of central Oregon ports recently. When boats have been able to get out to deep water fishing grounds, they have landed ling cod to 30 pounds This will be a common story as late fall segues into winter; bottom fishing is great but ocean conditions don’t often cooperate.…

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