Fish Report for 1-4-2021
2021 Starting Off With A Real Rip Snorting Storm
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.
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
Dockside Charters Report
The Surfrider got underway last Saturday for five hours of fishing for Rockfish, Ling Cod and Crab. The bite was slower than expected but they persevered and got the majority of their Rockfish a decent number of Lings and better than a half dozen crab per crabber. We had a trip scheduled on the Surfrider again for this Saturday (the 19th) but the marine forecast is hideous. High winds and high seas will make for an ocean to watch safely...... Read More
Fishing & Crabbing Trip This Saturday
We are going to have a trip getting underway (weather permitting of course) for five hours fishing and crabbing Saturday. Reservations can be made online only as the office is closed at this time. We still require masks on and offshore, social distancing and of course common courtesy and most of all Common Sense. Let's get through this! It is with profound sorrow that we must inform you of the passing of our longtime friend and business partner, Lars Robison. Lars...... Read More
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