Dockside Charters Fishing Report

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by Dockside Charters Staff
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Dockside was out again Saturday. The forecast was sketchy but we managed to squeeze in one trip. As predicted the seas built throughout the day. Fishing was good, limits of Ling and Rockfish more the rule than the exception. Crabbing was so so.

The Salem Saltwater Show will be wrapping up in Salem today, there is a good seminar schedule with one focusing on Long Leader fishing. It is a good opportunity to pick up some tips and tackle or just share some time with folks having the same interest in salt water angling. Show hours are 9-4 at the State Fair Grounds Jackman Long Building.

Okay all you Halibut Fishermen ODFW has posted the suggested dates for the Halibut season. Dates will be finalized April 17, 2020

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 14,15,16 May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31

Sorry no Salmon dates yet.

Some minor changes to the Rockfish bag limit this year. There is a sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish per person per day. The general marine bag limit remains five Rockfish and two Ling Cod (over 22"). Sport crabbing in the ocean is open.

Dockside Depoe Bay

Running 5-hour bottom Fishing and crabbing and 1 and 2-hour Whale Watching Trips daily, weather permitting.

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2024 Halibut Season

SPRING: May 1 - June 30th, 7 days a week. Limit TWO fish per person. For 2024, the regulation states we will now be able to keep Rockfish, Black Cod, and Lingcod on our offshore Halibut Trips!

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