SW Oregon Fishing Reports for March 23rd, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing Reports over the last couple of weeks indicate that the lingcod are on the bite and most anglers are able to get their limits pretty easily, with reports of some larger fish being caught relatively shallow. Rockfish fishing has been a lot more hit and miss with anglers spending more time…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for March 9th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing Anglers have been reporting slow rockfish bite the last couple of weeks. When weather and ocean conditions have allowed anglers to get out on the ocean, fishing can be good out of most ports. For larger lingcod, try fishing closer to shore instead of offshore, as a somewhat larger average size…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for February 23rd, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing When weather and ocean conditions have allowed anglers to get out on the ocean, fishing has been good out of most ports. For larger lingcod, try fishing closer to shore instead of offshore, as a somewhat larger average size has been reported. The rockfish bite has been very slow out of…

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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 February 9th, 2018

From ODF&W, Weekend fishing opportunities: Bottom Fishing When weather and ocean conditions have allowed anglers to get out on the ocean, fishing has been good out of most ports. For larger lingcod, try fishing closer to shore instead of offshore, as a somewhat larger average size has been reported. In the flatfish fishery, creels typically…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for January 26th, 2018

From ODF&W, Weekend fishing opportunities: Off the coast: When weather and ocean conditions have allowed anglers to get out on the ocean, bottom fishing has been good out of most ports. For larger lingcod, try fishing closer to shore instead of offshore. In the flatfish fishery, creels typically include sanddabs, sand sole and Petrale sole.…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for January 5th, 2018

From ODF&W 2018 Sport Groundfish (beginning Monday, Jan. 1, 2018) Bottomfish fishery Open at all depths, Jan-Mar and Oct –Dec.  Only open inside of 30 fathom line Apr-Sept. General Marine Fish daily bag limit is 5 fish; no sub-bag limits except for cabezon when open. Cabezon opens July 1, with a 1 fish sub-bag limit. Lingcod…

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Central and South Coast Fishing Reports for February 17th, 2017

Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports – With the Sportsmen’s Show in full swing over the past weekend, many south coast charters put in an appearance at the Expo Center rather than the fishing grounds. Those who endured, enjoyed the chance to get out with clients catching plenty of rockfish and lingcod as well…

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Central & South Coast Fishing Reports for July 1st

The offshore coho fishery opened June 25th which season will last through August 7th or until a landed catch of 26,000 marked coho is reached, whichever comes first. The September non-selective season that will open on September 3 and continue through the earlier of September 30 or the quota 7,500 coho. Recreational seasons on the…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Jan 29th

Wintertime conditions can be challenging for ocean fishers although this week granted some brief respite from typical, seasonal rough ocean conditions driven by high winds. During those couple of days, bottom fishing rewarded anglers with limits of tasty rockfish and decent numbers of ling cod. Crabbing was off a little, particularly for this time of…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Jan 9th

Crabbing is now open coast-wide now that concerns about high domoic acid levels in crabs has passed. Bays also are open to crabbing, and while catches have been predicted to be good until the next storm passes through, some recreational crabbers have noted slower results since commercial efforts started on January 4th. Launch early to…

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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 and South Coast Fishing Reports July 31st – August 6th, 2015

Central & South Coast Reports – ODFW is asking anglers and other members of the public for their input on the 2016 sport halibut seasons and regulations at two public meetings to be held in August. Both meetings will be hosted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and start at 6:30 p.m. The…

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Central and South Coast Report July 10th – July 16th, 2015

Central & South Coast Reports – Charters out of Depoe Bay have been doing well on combo trips, returning to the docks with good catches of rockfish and coho while the lingcod bite has slowed. It’s been mostly limits although filling hatchery coho has been challenging at times as native fish are also plentiful offshore.…

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