Fishing Report 8/28/19
The Rockfish bite a little slower today than it has been but the Ling Cod bit well. Good variety on fish even with the species restrictions. Crabbing varied from not very good to reasonable catches (1-5 per person).
No Coho fishing until this Saturday (August 31).
No Long Leader scheduled for today.
Although the conditions offshore were less than ideal (windy and very choppy) the Outer Limits prevailed and brought home 3 Tuna per person. Tough conditions and the bulk of the fish were caught on the troll, only one fish caught on light tackle.
We got notice from ODFW that Halibut is going to a two fish per day limit due to the high amount of quota left on the table. Unfortunately we have NO space available.
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.
Coho Salmon dates have been set! They are as follows:
Fin Clipped Season
June 22 through August 25 or until a quota of 90,000 fin clipped fish are caught.
Non-Selective Season (Need Not Be Fin Clipped)
August 31, September 1st, then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, through September 28 or until 9,000 fish are caught
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.