Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for Aug 9th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for Aug 9th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com Data regarding the current ocean selective (finclipped) coho season has been updated through July 28th and 35.3 percent of the quota has been caught and kept with fishing success running at .83 retained salmon per angler/trip. The most successful port so far continues to be Depoe…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for July 12th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for July 12th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com Some striper anglers fishing shallow-running swimbaits averaged at least 15 stripers per night last week. It seems that most of the larger stripers landed recently have been caught on live bait with live sardines from Umpqua Bait, “pogies and pike minnows all working. It’s kind of…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for July 5th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for July 5th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com ODFW trout plants have shifted to central Oregon and some of the area’s most popular trout fisheries were stocked last week. Crane Prairie Reservoir received 6,600 legal rainbows, Miller Lake was stocked with 6,000 legal rainbows, East and Paulina Lake each received 2,500 legal rainbows. Miller…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports No new updates from Pete this week. From ODF&W Ocean salmon fishing for Chinook salmon from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt is open. Chinook must be a minimum of 24-inches long. The ocean opens to fin-clipped coho salmon on June 22. Bottomfishing has been good when the ocean lays down and…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 10th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 10th, 2019

From ODF&W Conditions for crabbing and rockfish and lingcod angling in Coos Bay should be improving as the mud and heavy freshwater runoff subsides from recent storms. Using a jig with a twister tail has been a great bait for catching rockfish. Anglers have been catching lingcod with a herring floated under a bobber. Trout fishing…

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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 October 5th, 2018

From ODF&W Diamond and Willow lakes are good bets for some fall trout fishing. The boat ramp is Willow Lake has closed, but a temporary ramp has been set up along the shore in the campground. Fishing for bass and other warmwater species should be good. Fishing continues to be good at Diamond Lake. Most…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for September 28th, 2018

From ODF&W The two-rod validation for fishing for salmon in Coos Bay ends on Sept. 30. Salmon fishing continues to be slow but anglers have caught some Chinook salmon from the BLM boat ramp up to the head of tide. The majority of the salmon caught this week were jacks with a few adults mixed…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for September 21st, 2018

From ODF&W From Humbug Mountain to the OR/CA border, salmon fishing closed on Aug. 26. The Chetco River Fall Chinook State Waters Terminal Fishery will open on Oct. 6-7 and Oct. 13-14 with a daily bag limit of 1 Chinook per angler. The Nearshore halibut season is open seven days a week and as of…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for September 7th, 2018

From ODF&W Chinook are being caught in a number of SW Zone location including the Rogue Bay at Gold Beach, and in bays and lower sections of rivers like the Coos, Coquille and Umpqua. Smallmouth bass fishing continues to be a fishing bright spot in the south and mainstem Umpqua. On the Umpqua, please be…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for August 17th, 2018

From ODF&W Reports are that rockfish fishing is still scratchy, anglers are having to work for them. Lingcod has slowed down some as well; however there are still some good-size lingcod being landed, it just may take some more time and effort than it did a few weeks ago. Reminder that as of April 1,…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for June 8th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing Reports from the Central Coast last week were that rockfish continue to be slow. Lingcod success is marginal, limits are being caught but it takes a lot of time and work. Recent catches from the offshore longleader trips often consist of a nice grade of yellowtail, widow, and canary rockfishes. The…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for June 1st, 2018

From ODF&W June 2-3 is Free Fishing Weekend and you won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing. Rockfish, halibut, ocean salmon, clams – take your pick! ODFW and its partners also will host several free trout fishing events throughout the state to help you and your…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for May 25th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing Reports from the Central Coast last week were that rockfish were off the bite. Those that were caught had stomachs full of crab larvae. Lingcod success is marginal, limits are being caught but it takes a lot of time and work. The longleader gear fishery outside of the 40 fathom regulatory…

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