Posts Tagged ‘Bottom Fishing’

OREGON: Bottom Fishing Producing Rockfish and Lingcod

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Ocean chinook fishing has been slow to spotty with bottom fishing producing good numbers of rockfish and lingcod. Halibut fishing is open within 240 feet with the next all-depth opportunity taking place Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28.

Crabbing is only fair in Winchester Bay due to freshwater runoff. Striped bass action is fair, sturgeon catches are slow. A few chinook have been taken in the estuary. Spring chinook fishing has been good on the Umpqua mainstem with catches improving on the North Umpqua. South Umpqua fishing will reopen with trout season.

A few striped bass are being taken in Coos Bay and in tidewater on the Coquille with best catches at first and last light or overnight.

Boats launching out of Port Orford for all-depth halibut on May 12-14 did well although offshore conditions were challenging on the 13th. Most charters and many recreational boats took limits with some fish 50 pounds or better.

Spring chinook fishing is slowing on the lower Rogue. Anchor fishing migration lanes with wrapped plugs has been most productive on the middle river. Catches of springers are fair to good on the upper Rogue as chinook push upstream. Wild steelhead and salmon must be released river-wide.

Bottom-fishers launching out of the Port of Brookings have enjoyed excellent results for a variety of rockfish and lingcod along with good catches of dungeness. Ocean chinook season opened south of Humbug Mountain on Saturday, May 14. Fishing for surfperch is good on south coast beaches. Fishing is closed in the Chetco River.

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OREGON: Bottom Fishing has Been Worthwhile

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Bottom fishing has been worthwhile off the central Oregon coast with near-limits the rule for rockfish along with a few lingcod. Halibut may be taken seven days a week inside the 40-fathom line with all-depth fishing opening Thursday through Saturday this week.

Crabbing has produced only fair results in Winchester Bay. Spring chinook catches have picked up on the Umpqua mainstem. North Umpqua steelheading is fair while the South Umpqua remains closed.

Little effort for ocean chinook has taken place out of Charleston. Crabbing has been fair with best results in the lower bay.

Boats crossing the bar out of Gold Beach have experienced good fishing for rockfish and fair to good ling catches when offshore wind has allowed access. Ocean salmon fishing was a bust for the most part over the past week. Spring chinook are being hooked daily on the lower Rogue although more wild fish are showing up in catches. Results have slowed as the water clears. Fishing for springers has been fair on the middle river. Upper Rogue steelheaders are catching a fair to good number of fish with many in decent condition for this time of year.

Offshore bottom fishing has been rewarding for boats launching out of the Port of Brookings with charter and recreational anglers taking limits. Ocean chinook fishing will open on Saturday, May 14th. Surf perch fishing has been good off area beaches.

Diamond Lake anglers will have to wait for the spring thaw as ice covering the water has become too soft to walk on. Hopes are high for Memorial Day weekend.

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OREGON: Southwest – Bottom Fishing has Been Worthwhile

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Bottom fishing has been worthwhile off the central Oregon coast with near-limits the rule for rockfish along with a few lingcod. Halibut may be taken seven days a week inside the 40-fathom line with all-depth fishing opening Thursday through Saturday this week.

Crabbing has produced only fair results in Winchester Bay. Spring chinook catches have picked up on the Umpqua mainstem. North Umpqua steelheading is fair while the South Umpqua remains closed.

Little effort for ocean chinook has taken place out of Charleston. Crabbing has been fair with best results in the lower bay.

Boats crossing the bar out of Gold Beach have experienced good fishing for rockfish and fair to good ling catches when offshore wind has allowed access. Ocean salmon fishing was a bust for the most part over the past week. Spring chinook are being hooked daily on the lower Rogue although more wild fish are showing up in catches. Results have slowed as the water clears. Fishing for springers has been fair on the middle river. Upper Rogue steelheaders are catching a fair to good number of fish with many in decent condition for this time of year.

Offshore bottom fishing has been rewarding for boats launching out of the Port of Brookings with charter and recreational anglers taking limits. Ocean chinook fishing will open on Saturday, May 14th. Surf perch fishing has been good off area beaches.

Diamond Lake anglers will have to wait for the spring thaw as ice covering the water has become too soft to walk on. Hopes are high for Memorial Day weekend.

The Guides Forecast


Mount & Pole
Transom Mounts
5 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
10 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Motor Mount & 10ft Pole
Bow Mounts
3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
FISH HUNTER PACKAGES
5" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
10" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Poles
5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
10" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
Bolt On
Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole