Final week of the summer salmon season

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by Tradewinds Charters Staff
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Nothing yet on the bottom fishing but the salmon fishing remains very strong as one boat was back in by 9an and the other boat for TW salmon fishing was doing very well.  More later in the day.


Final week of the summer salmon season 



We are in the final 6-days today of the summer salmon season and everyone must agree that it has been the most successful season in possibly 30+ years.  With the report we heard that they expect 1.5 million returning Coho salmon up the Columbia this fall possibly the future summers look to be as exciting as this one.  Only time will tell on that one. 

As of August 22nd Depoe Bay had 6,498 angular trips and landed  7,437 harvested Coho salmon. There were 9,098 native Coho salmon returned.  That is 1.19 salmon harvested per angular trip which puts us ahead of both Newport and Florence  That might be a good reason to fish with Tradewinds Depoe Bay.

So far in our area we have secured 63,300 fish from the 120,000 fish quota for the summer season which is 52.7% of the quota.

The season ends this coming Sunday, August 28th.  It re-opens September 10th and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the 14,000 quota for the non-selective season is reached. That quota size probably will rise some as normally there is a rollover from the left over quota from the summer season.  The ODFW will lets know about that as the time gets closer.

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Salmon fishing was terrific again this morning
Bottom fishing No report on the morning action but things in the afternoon on two boats on combo trips was very slow.  Lots of fish showing just very few of them biting. Salmon Salmon fishing was terrific again this morning especially if you were able to get the ones to bite that had the healed adipose fin.  One of the lager boats limited on the “good ones” this morning where another boat struggled all morning putting the good ones in and spending a lot of time...... Read More

The bottom fishing report saw all of the boats doing really well this morning

The bottom fishing report saw all of the boats doing really well this morning and this young lady on the dock holding...... Read More