Bottom fishing is now open to all depths through June 30

Pacific Ocean and Beaches - OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The daily general marine fish bag limit is 5 fish for the 2022 season with a 1-fish sub-bag limit for China and copper rockfish combined. There is no harvest of cabezon allowed until July 1. Bottom fishing is now open to all depths through June 30. Anglers can still harvest 2 lingcod per day. Anglers are reporting good catches of rockfish and lingcod near Charleston and Bandon when the ocean swells are small. 

Anglers may also choose to fish the offshore longleader fishery outside of the 40-fathom regulatory line, which is open year-round. The longleader fishery has a daily bag limit of 10 fish made of yellowtail, widow, canary, blue, deacon, redstripe, greenstripe, silvergray, chillipepper, and bocaccio rockfish. No other groundfish are allowed and offshore longleader fishing trips cannot be combined with traditional bottomfish, flatfish or halibut trips. Find information about a longleader setup here.

The ocean Chinook salmon season opened on March 15 from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain. Salmon anglers have been catching a few Chinook salmon from Winchester Bay to Bandon. The selective Coho season from Cape Falcon to OR/CA Border opens on June 18. 

Pacific halibut is open to All Depths in the Central Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt) 7 days a week through June 30 or until the quota is met. As of June 5, there is 73 percent of the quota remaining. During May and June bottomfish may be combined with all-depth halibut. Longleader gear fishing cannot be combined with all-depth halibut during these months. 

The Southern Oregon Subarea (Humbug Mt. to OR/CA border) is open for halibut 7 days a week, through the earlier of quota, or Oct 31. As of June 5, there is 96 percent of the quota remaining. 

Surfperch anglers are reporting good catches of redtail surfperch, with some fish weighing over 2 pounds, on the sandy beaches like Horsefall Beach, Bullards Beach, and near Cape Blanco. Anglers have been catching surfperch when the ocean swells are calmer, using sand shrimp, mole crabs or artificial sand worms.

2022 sport bottomfish seasons

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 15th
Imnaha River: Imnaha opens for spring Chinook June 25; first season since 2016
Wallowa River: Wallowa River open for spring Chinook June 25; first season since 2016
Imnaha River: Recent rains and melting snow, flows currently are fairly high
Lookingglass Creek: Opened to angling for hatchery spring Chinook salmon
Wallowa River: Wallowa River will open for hatchery spring Chinook fishing on June 25
Hood River: The Hood River has been high and muddy this week
Blue River: Will be stocked early this week
Blue River Reservoir: Was last stocked the week of May 31
Clackamas River: Lower Clackamas River Fishery Summaries
Coast Fork Willamette River: Will be stocked this week
Leaburg Lake: Will be stocked this week
McKenzie River: Increase in flow and drop in temperature the fish have not been moving as much
Middle Fork of the Williamette: Reports of a few fish being caught below Dexter Dam
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running unseasonably high for this time of year
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The river is very high at the moment
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 10,000 cfs
Siletz River: Summer steelhead fishing should continue to improve through June
Tillamook Bay: There are still fish available in both the upper and lower bay
Trask River: Flows are up again and the river is floatable
Wilson River: Summer steelhead should be throughout the fishery
Coos River: Anglers are still catching decent numbers of rockfish around the jetties
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is getting a bonus 500 pounder trout this week
Lemolo Lake: The KOA resort is open

As of June 10, the East Fork of the Owyhee below the dam was flowing at 32 cfs
Owyhee River - East Fork

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