Dockside Charters Report

Savage Ling
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dockside Charters

by Dockside Charters Staff

We got the Hot Pursuit out Friday for a fishing trip. There was a small window of opportunity in the morning and we took advantage of it. The fish were slow to bite initially but they did take off. Everyone got limits of Rockfish and 84 percent of the Ling Cod (4 short of a boat limit). They did not crab because the seas were pretty large and crab counts have been quite low.

The forecast for the weekend is not good (big swells). Things should settle down for Monday and then right back up on Tuesday if you can believe the weather guessers.

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.

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