Bottom Fishing Was Good Today

The Ling Cod Was No Match For This Marine
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dockside Charters

by Dockside Charters Staff
(541) 765-2545

Bottom fishing was good today. The morning trips struggled on rockfish but came within just a few fish of getting them all. The Ling Cod snapped good. Crab counts have dropped off a little bit but it is still worthwhile. On the subject of crabbing, each person involved in crabbing must be involved in pulling the pots. If the deck hands pull the pots they are eating crab...

We have space available for Halibut on Friday September 4th. ODFW has announced that retention of ground fish will be allowed on all-depth Halibut. They may be retained on our boats as incidental catch, we will not be targeting them.

The conditions offshore continue to keep the Tuna pushed far out of range. The north winds just keep blowing. Grrrr.

ODFW has announced that recreational bottom fish opens to all depths September 1. During days open to both all-depth bottom fish and all-depth halibut anglers may retain both on the same trip.

The Coho season is closed. It will open up for non-selective September 4th and will be open each Friday-Saturday through September or until the quota is reached. Non-selective means any fish you get to the boat of legal length is yours to keep. Revised quota of 4,650 for the non-selective fishery.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Dockside Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

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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