Southern Oregon


ODFW Issues Severe Ocean Bottomfishing Restrictions
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

Eureka Coast

Beginning Monday, September 18, Oregon recreational anglers will no longer be allowed to retain ocean groundfish and lingcod, a day that will forever be known as Black Monday.  The ban will continue through the rest of the year or until further notice is given by ODFW. The restrictions apply to all anglers, be they boaters, shore-based fishermen or divers, and the ban includes...
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Monster Salmon Caught in Rogue Bay
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

This is the time of the year when multiple fisheries can be expected on the southern Oregon coast.  The crabbing has been very good, fishing for lingasaurs has been stellar, rockfishing has been ridiculous, the tuna fishing has been excellent and then there are the hawg Chinook of the Rogue Bay. Why don't I have 10 arms? But let's start with the Port...
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Plethora of Fish Being Caught
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

Name a fish species and the likelihood is that it was being caught in the ocean or in the Rogue Bay. Albacore Anglers who trolled feathers and clones between 38 and 50 miles out of the Port of Brookings Harbor had a mixed bag of success with boats averaging between 20 and 50 tuna per vessel. The red-hot action occurred on a...
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Local Creates Unique Salmon Spinners
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, AUGUST 26, 2017

Crescent City Coast

Anybody who has fished for salmon in the Rogue Bay knows the ins and outs of the spinnerbait/anchovy rig, the stalwart trolling setup for Rogue Bay fall Chinook. What they might not know is that one of the employees of Jot's resort has been hand-painting spinner blades for the aforementioned rig for years. "I paint spinner blades, I tie spinners and...
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Valley Heat Fuels Rogue Bay Fishery
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, AUGUST 19, 2017

Rogue River

Sweltering hot temperatures in the Rogue Valley continue to heat up the lower Rogue River water, causing king salmon to stack up in the Rogue Bay. By the way, Chinook salmon and king salmon are the same creature only with different names. Fishing in the Rogue Bay slowed down somewhat on Wednesday, meaning that instead of guide boats limiting out in 3 hours, sometimes...
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Rogue Bay Salmon - Best in 20 Years!
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, AUGUST 12, 2017

Rogue River

It looks like the good old days of the Rogue Bay are happening right now! I don't know how long it's going to last, but fishing for Chinook in the Rogue bay has been second to none for at least a week straight.  It is already comparable to the superior fishing in days of yore, and by the way this season...
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