SW Oregon Fishing Report for June 29th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom fishing the last couple of weeks anglers reported having trouble finding fish at their usual spots, although some days seemed to have picked up some. Boats/anglers that put in the time have been able to come home with limits. Lingcod catches have been hit and miss. The Central Coast nearshore halibut fishery…

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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 18th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing There were several reports in the last couple of weeks of rockfish “boiling on the surface,” however they were hard to catch. There appears to be plenty of feed in the water, mainly crab larvae, which makes the rockfish a bit tougher to catch as they currently have plenty of food…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for April 27th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing The Family Fun Day, including a kid’s fishing event, at Upper Empire Lake will happen this Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids age 12 and older will need a fishing license to fish at the event. Empire Lakes was stocked with “pounder” size trout last week and…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for April 19th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing Weather this last couple of weeks has prevented most anglers from fishing for bottomfish. Reports from the last week prior to the series of systems moving through indicated that the lingcod bite had slowed somewhat, but many anglers were still able to get their limits. Rockfish fishing had been a lot…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for April 13th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing Weather this last weekend kept most anglers off the ocean. However, reports over the previous couple of weeks indicated that the lingcod bite has slowed somewhat, but many anglers are still able to get their limits. Rockfish fishing has been a lot more hit and miss with anglers spending more time…

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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 March 30th, 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 16th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing This last weekend provided some phenomenal ocean conditions allowing many anglers to get out for some bottomfish fishing. Lingcod limits were easy to come by, with reports of some larger males being caught relatively shallow. Rockfish limits have been taking a little more work, with many anglers reporting success. Other species…

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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 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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Central and South Coast Fishing Reports June 9th, 2017

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com There are lots of other fishing opportunities. The annual spring run of redtailed surfperch on the Umpqua River above Winchester Bay is well underway and fishing has generally been good, but erratic. The bite is usually best around mid-tide when there is a good current, but on the busiest days…

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