2021 Starting Off With A Real Rip Snorting Storm

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by Dockside Charters Staff

We are getting 2021 started with a real rip snorting storm. High winds and seas are forecast to go at least until Wednesday the 13th. We will get trips underway just as soon as things settle down. The online booking service has been disabled until the forecast moderates, so keep checking in with us. We hope everyone has had a safe start to the new year and we continue to be optimistic for the coming season.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:

· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.

· General marine bag limit: 6 fish

o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag

o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1

· Lingcod: 2 fish bag

· Flatfish: 25 fish bag

· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below

· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).

o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.

o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.

o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).

· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms

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