Central and South Coast Fishing Reports October 27th, 2017

From TGF’s friend Pete Heley (PeteHeley.com) Although ocean crabbing is closed, crabbing is still quite good in the lower tidewater areas of virtually every decent-sized river along the entire Oregon coast. As the amount of freshwater increases in these rivers, the crabs will move closer to the ocean. However, it takes more freshwater to force…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Jan 6th

Excellent quality Dungeness crab is being taken by boats when they have been able to launch out of Depoe Bay. In addition, ling cod limits are occurring regularly and rockfish catches have been really good. If you’re a boat owner and would like to try a winter bottomfishing trip, check the forecast for Friday, January…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for 12/30

Heading into a new fishing year, it’s worth mentioning that rockfish anglers can venture past the 20-fathom line but then again, lingcod and rockfish catches have been so good nearshore, few have ventured further. Anglers may still keep one cabezon a day as part of their seven-fish aggregate limit. While bottom fishing is great in…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Nov 4th

OK, Halibut fishing starts and stops with regulations allowing deep water today bit not tomorrow. It’s over. We’ll keep track of it all again next season but as of November 1st, that’s it until it opens again next year. Some of the south coast charter operations closed earlier in October while some are closing at…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for June 10th

According to NOAA forecasts, the surf next few days will be measurable in single-digits with gentle, onshore breezes only breaking into double digits briefly during afternoons over the next several days. Bottom fishing out of central Oregon ports has been excellent, with plenty of rockfish (mostly blacks) and ling cod being brought back to dock.…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for April 1st

Charter boats out of Depoe Bay report that sloppy conditions on Tuesday this week transitioned to smooth enough for a pleasant experience for all on Wednesday. More importantly, they caught ling cod and rockfish both days. No report had come in at deadline for today but with the upcoming forecast, all saltwater anglers have smiles…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Dec 24th

Good news for those hoping for crab at Christmas time! The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have announced the reopening of recreational bay crabbing from Heceta Head, north of Florence on the Oregon Coast, to the California border. This includes crab harvested in bays and estuaries, and off…

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Central & South Coast Reports – Crabbing Update! for Nov 27th

The ODFW and Oregon Department of Agriculture updated the severity of hazards, warnings and closures on November 18th. Due to questions regarding crabbing closure, here is the latest information: From the ODFW:State delays Dungeness crab season coastwide to ensure safe product NEWPORT, Ore. – The commercial Dungeness crab season along the Oregon coast normally opens…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Nov 6th

As if we needed yet another indication of a low water year, the spillway at the dam on Siltcoos Lake didn’t open until Monday, November 2nd. The lack of flow on Siltcoos River has prevented coho from making the trip up the fish ladder at the dam and has delayed this fishery. The question as…

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Oregon Central & South Coast Fishing Reports for Oct 23rd

Crabbing for Dungeness in the ocean is now closed until December 1st. Results for most crabbers in coastal bays and estuaries are picking up. Rockfish have been providing offshore anglers reliable limits out of Depoe Bay although the ling cod bite has been erratic. Surf perch fishing remains good off Oregon beaches and even better…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Oct 9th

Some mid-coast charters opted to fish nearshore on Wednesday this week as the ocean was less-than-friendly out further. Catches of ling cod and rockfish were good nonetheless. Bottom fishing has been reliably productive this season. Ocean crabbing has been yielding a genuine bounty this year, even as sorting of softshells has become necessary. Offshore crabbing…

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Crabbing might be it

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Columbia River Fishing Report – With nothing going on in the mainstem below Bonneville, crabbing is the only real option for those needing to recreate on the north coast. High winds however is scaring away more participants, even though weather forecasters have been wrong about 9 out of the last 10 times. What…

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