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OREGON: Boats Out of Gold Beach Have Been Scoring Limits of Rockfish

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

A few chinook have been taken at the Winchester Bay jaws contingent upon ocean conditions. Bay crabbing has been slow to fair with sorting of softshells required. A few chinook have been caught at Reedsport but it’s early for this fishery although the occasional fish has been caught in the lower mainstem. Steelheading remains good in the North Umpqua with smallmouth bass fishing only fair in the South Umpqua due to lower than normal water temperatures.

Charleston coho anglers experienced an improvement in catches offshore over the past week. Ocean crabbing has been fair although some are soft. Check regulations for upcoming closures.

Boats out of Gold Beach have been scoring limits of rockfish and lingcod when offshore conditions have allowed safe crossing. Trollers in Rogue Bay have done well on some days although chinook have been going off the bite periodically. Fall chinook are upriver in higher than normal water conditions with boaters using plugs to take them as high as Galice. Summer steelhead and half-pounder catches are improving in the lower river. While chinook fishing is over in the upper Rogue, summer steelheading has been good and should hold up for a while.

Ocean chinook fishing has picked up out of the Port of Brookings over the past week. As salmon appeared only a few miles offshore and offshore conditions moderated, the bite was actually good at times. Bottomfishers reaped offshore rewards of rockfish, lingcod and the occasional pacific halibut. Tropical ocean water temperatures have been far offshore, preventing recreational tuna fishers from pursuing them but that situation may soon change. Surf perch fishers have been taking limits casting from area beaches. The Chetco River is closed to all fishing above River Mile 2.2.

The blue-green algae advisory remains in place at Diamond Lake. Fishing has been worthwhile but trout should be skinned before cooking.

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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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CALIFORNIA: rockfish action Remains Superb

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

(Moss Landing) The rockfish action remains superb for charter boat and private boat anglers fishing off Point Sur and the local reefs

Carole Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing reported “an excellent rockfish trip down at Point Sur with great weather and great people” on Saturday, May 14. The 28 anglers landed limits of vermilions, coppers, olives, yellows and blues and 16 lingcod.

“Rockfish action remains good on local trips, but the salmon action is slow,” said Chris Arcoleo of Chris’ Fishing Trips in Monterey. “Nick Lemon, captain of the Star of Monterey, returned with limits of blue, yellow and vermilion rockfish after fishing Cypress Point on May 15.”

On the same day, the Checkmate ended up with one keeper salmon during a mooching adventure. “The south wind has slowed down the bite,” noted Arcoleo.  Six anglers bagged limits of blue, yellowtail and vermilion rockfish and one keeper lingcod on a local bottomfish trip aboard the Chubasco out of Randy’s Fishing Trips on Sunday, May 15.

“The blues were nice-sized fish averaging 1-1/2 to 2 pounds,” he stated. Rockfish action has been great on the local Santa Cruz reefs, according to Ken Stagnaro of Stagnaro’s Fishing Trips.

“Saturday’s half day trip returned with limits rockfish for 27 people, including over 60 vermilion rockfish,” said Stagnaro.

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