Southern Oregon


Fall Chinook Action Begins on the Lower Rogue
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 16, 2018

Rogue River

I know it's not fall yet, so the phrase 'fall Chinook' on the lower Rogue seems to be an oxymoron.  That's because a lot of the fish that are caught in the summer are bound to spawn in the fall. John Anderson, a Gold Beach guide on the Rogue River told me that for him, the fantastic fall Chinook action last...
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Port of Brookings Harbor Fillet Tables Get Rebuilt
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by Larry Ellis, JUNE 8, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

One thing that anglers neglect at the end of each successful fishing day is caring for their catch properly.  A lot of times fish neglect is simply a matter of not having a place where they can properly fillet or steak out an angler’s catch. That’s not the case in the Port of Brookings Harbor, the southernmost port on the Oregon...
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Will Northwest Winds Hinder Oregon's Free Fishing Weekend?
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by Larry Ellis, JUNE 2, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Today and tomorrow, June 2 and 3 mark one of Oregon's trademark events - free fishing weekend.  On these two days, anyone fishing in Oregon can crab, fish or clam to their heart's content, and without having to tag fish such as Pacific halibut or salmon.  All you have to do is follow the rules listed in the Oregon Sportfishing Regulation pamphlet. The...
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KMZ Chinook, Bottomfish and Surfperch Highlight Ocean Action
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by Larry Ellis, MAY 26, 2018



As was stated in last week's column, finding a Chinook in the ocean was a matter of merely finding the fish, and although last week's action was not red hot by any means, the sportfishing fleet did eventually find the fish. At least one segment of the king population was discovered between 8 and 11 miles from shore just north of...
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Salmon Season Opens in the Oregon KMZ Today, May 19
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by Larry Ellis, MAY 19, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Fishing for salmon in the ocean, specifically in the Oregon KMZ will kick off today, May 19. The very liberal 100-day season lasting through August 26 can be likened to summer vacation.  You know that the last day of school is coming, and that first day of the vacation seems like it will last forever. Then, when the end of summer vacation is...
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May is the Premier Month for Surfperch
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MAY 12, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Surfperch have been the red-hot ticket to fish-taco city, even in the past 3 months when the weather has been cold and rainy.  But when the month of May rolls around, the mottled flat-siders often school up with noticeably flat-calm seas, especially the large females, giving surf anglers a run for their money. There are two main varieties of surfperch that...
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