Fishing Report 10/18/19

Dockside Charters, Fishing Report 10/18/19
Friday, October 18, 2019

As you may guess from the photo Dockside won't be going fishing or whale watching today. Given the current forecast it doesn't look like we will be doing anything until the 23rd. We do however have Neptune putting a spectacular show. Right now the seas nearshore are forecast for swells up to 18 feet, they are all of that and even more.

We will have trips out for 5 hour bottom fish trips, 8 hour Long Leader and 8 hour Deep Water Ling trips as weather allows. We will keep you posted.

Remember that Dockside closes the first of November for six weeks. That gives us time to maintain the boats, the captains and crews and the office staff as well (therapy helps). It has been a productive year but it is time for a little break.

Crabbing closed for the season the 15th of October. Fortunately the crab were "dying" to get in the pots while they had the chance.

Make your reservation now so you don't miss out. Remember, Dockside does not overcrowd the boats, that means more room to fish of course, providing you with a premium trip. Online reservations are an option also, you can make a reservation on a space available basis even the day before the trip. Don't miss out.

 

Season Info:

 

All depth Halibut seasons:

Summer: August 2-3 followed by every Fri-Sat until quota is reached

Nearshore Halibut Season: Opens June 1, open 7 days a week, inside the 40 fathom curve through the quota or October 31



ODFW has posted the regs for 2019, only a few changes but they are positive. Blue and Deacon Rockfish have been added to the Long Leader fishery as retainable species. April has been added to the offshore fishery and the inshore fishery depth restriction has been moved to 40 fathoms (May through September).



Rockfish and Ling Cod (bottom fishing) available year round.

Long Leader fishery open year round (outside 40 fathoms depth)

Deep Water Ling Cod open October 1st until May 1st.

Dockside Charters

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