Fishing Articles

Rockfish and Lingcod APlenty Out of the Port of Brookings Harbor
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, OCTOBER 20, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

The wind and swells outside the Port of Brookings Harbor subsided enough for anglers to try their luck at catching bottomfish.  The port’s fillet station saw plenty of limits of large rockfish in the 3- to 5-pound category and limits or near-limits of lingcod ranging from 8 to 20 pounds. Remember that the limit for rockfish has been bumped back up...
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Oregon Department of Agriculture and ODFW announce the immediate closure of recreational and commercial crabbing from Cape Blanco to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid. Crab harvesting from Cape Blanco to the Columbia River remains open in bays and estuaries, and from beaches, docks, piers, and jetties only. (The recreational crabbing season in the ocean closed coastwide...
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Rockfish, tuna still viable options out of Eureka
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 18, 2018

Eureka Coast

Even though the calendar is creeping towards November, there’s still a few viable options for Eureka offshore anglers. A few boats ran for tuna out of Eureka on Monday, and even more made the trek out of Crescent City. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing made the run from Eureka and found good conditions roughly 45 miles from the...
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Thirteen-year-old Ethan Mayes of San Diego has become the first person to earn the title of Master Ocean Angler from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) California Fishing Passport program by catching at least 50 different species of saltwater game fish. Mayes, an eighth-grade honor roll student, reeled in a black-and-yellow rockfish from the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey...
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ODFW will host family fishing event Saturday at Mt. Hood Pond
by ODFW, OCTOBER 17, 2018
Mt. Hood Pond MHCC Campus

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a family fishing event Saturday, Oct. 20 at Mt. Hood Pond in Gresham. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the pond located on the Mount Hood Community College Campus at 2600 SE Stark St. ODFW will stock the pond with rainbow trout just prior to the event...
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham has enacted a commercial spiny lobster fishery closure effective immediately. State health agencies determined that spiny lobster near Anacapa Island in Ventura County had unhealthy levels of domoic acid and recommended closure of the commercial fishery in the area. The recreational fishery for spiny lobster remains open statewide with a warning from the...
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