SW Oregon Fishing Report for March 22nd, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for March 22nd, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com A possible alternative to to area anglers planning to fish Owyhee and Brownlee reservoirs for crappie is Lake Shasta which is closer and produced a 19-inch crappie last week that weighed three and a half pounds. The crappie tournaments that started last month on Clear Lake in Northern California have…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report December 14th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottomfishing should be decent if the ocean lays down. Bottomfish anglers may now fish at all depths for the remainder of the year. Fishing for lingcod and rockfish has been good when the ocean is calm enough to fish. The daily bag limit for marine fish is 5 plus 2 lingcod. The retention…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report December 7th, 2018

From ODF&W Lingcod and other bottomfishing in the ocean was going well, but with winter weather on its way crossing the bar may be difficult. Bottomfish anglers may now fish at all depths for the remainder of the year. Fishing for lingcod and rockfish has been good when the ocean is calm enough to fish.…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report November 30th, 2018

From ODF&W There may be a few winter steelhead that start poking their way into the river in early December Smallmouth bass fishing should be starting to slow as the water temperatures dip. On the North Umpqua River, summer steelhead fishing is slowing down, but winter steelhead should start moving in in late December. Lost…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for May 4th, 2018

From ODF&W 2018 Pacific Halibut Columbia River Subarea (Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR) All-depth season: opens May 3, every Thursday, Friday, and Sunday until quota attained, or September 30. Saturdays are closed. Nearshore season: opens May 7, every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until quota attained, or September 30. Central Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon…

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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 November 3rd, 2017

Updated 11/01/2017 (ODF&W) Crabbing is CLOSED from the north jetty of Coos Bay (including inside Coos Bay) to OR/CA border due to elevated domoic acid levels Ocean season is also currently closed (October16-November 30) Open in bays, estuaries, beaches and jetties from the north jetty of the Coquille River (Bandon) northward to Columbia River. Oregon’s…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Jan 27th

Offshore conditions over the weekend and early into the coming week are not encouraging for ocean launches but it’s worth keeping an eye on your favorite data site as conditions (particularly Oregon coastal conditions) can change rapidly. For skippers who have been able to get out this week, bottom fishing remains excellent, producing limits of…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Dec 16th

Irony being what it is, an unexpected, entertaining and often frustrating little creature, I was amused by the surf forecast on Thursday, December 14th, which indicated swells from two to three feet basking in four-to six mph breezes. Perhaps “basking” is the wrong term when beach temperatures are barely above freezing, but it looks pretty…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Sept 30th

Be careful not to exceed to 20 fathoms (a mere 120 feet) when fishing for rockfish of any variety or ling cod, most of which are of the toothy variety. Additionally, don’cha dare go deeper in search of halibut as that’s verboten as well. At least it is through tomorrow (which is important to note…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Sept 9th

Charters out of Depoe Bay have been limiting on rockfish for the most part although the ling cod bite has slowed recently. Ocean crabbing has continued to produce good catches. Nearshore halibut are also being landed on occasion but are considered an incidental (if tasty) catch. Recreational tuna boats launched out of Depoe Bay on…

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Central & South Coast Reports for March 18th

When the water does calm down, lingcod are spawning and aggressive. Anglers can keep up to one canary rockfish as part of the seven-fish bottom fishing aggregate limit, but anglers should release canaries to ensure the quota is not filled, which could close the bottom fishing season. RECREATIONAL OCEAN SALMON ACTION NOTICE: The National Marine…

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