Bottom Fishing is Improving

by Tradewinds Charters Staff
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The bottom fishing improved somewhat today with everyone doing a little better than the same boats that fished yesterday. One boat was able to get out to the deeper water reefs and really did a number on the Canary rockfish along with a few really nice lingcod.

Crabbing was really good today as it has been here lately with somewhere in the neighborhood of 4-6 per person.

Salmon after yesterday extremely slow day rebounded and the catch today was decent on the take home fish and pretty good on the number of throw back fish.  There is no control over the ones with or without the adipose fin so you just hope you get lucky.  As you might know in the summer salmon fishery the native fish with the adipose fin must be returned to the water unharmed.  Where the hatchery fish the ones with the healed adipose fin we can keep.

The weekly ODFW salmon update

As of July 25th we have caught 34,867 Coho salmon in our area from Cape Falcon to the Oregon/California border. That comes to 29.1% of the 120,000 fish quota.  It looks like odds on favor of the summer salmon season will last thru the August 28th quota date.  So there should be hopefully lots of days of really good salmon fishing till the end of August.  Depoe Bay so far has landed 3,805 harvested Coho salmon and had to release 4,054 with the adipose fin. Depoe Bay is averaging 1.05 fish per each angler on a salmon trip both sport and charter.  

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Salmon Report
We have had a good salmon season so far with many good days of catching Coho salmon out there.  We have had a few lulls in the action from time to time but there has been this summer more coming thru the Depoe Bay area.  A report we have heard it might just be happening again here soon. A report just to the south of Newport is that there is a heavy bite going on around Seal Rock just a...... Read More

Tradewinds Charters Staff Reports
for Monday, July 26th, 2021

: Bottom fishing was much better today
: Monday Fishing Report