Fishing Report 8/31/19
We are enjoying some great marine weather today. Inshore the seas are glass flat and the winds are calm. Offshore is calling for southerly winds but nothing over 10 knots and very little swell.
Rockfish and Ling Cod fishing continues to be strong. We have hit our quotas of Cabezon, Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish for the year but we still have other species to fish for and continue to produce good catches. Crabbing is still producing 3-7 crab per person.
Today is the first day of the non-selective Salmon season. Any Salmon of legal length that you bring to the boat is yours to keep. Just heat-n-eat. Its open today and tomorrow then each Friday, Saturday and Sunday until we reach the quota of 9,000 fish. We will let you know how things go today.
Our Halibut fishermen did well yesterday although they didn't get the second fish for everyone. The ocean was rough in the morning but laid out during the day. The fish didn't really go on a hard bite till later in the trip and then they were plagued by sharks. There were some very nice fish lost to sharks (they don't seem to like the small ones much either). It was a long day but successful nonetheless.
We have Tuna fishermen out today too. We will keep you updated how that turns out today.
We also have a Long Leader boat out today. That remains an awesome fishery and we enjoy getting folks out on it.
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