Southern Oregon


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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Chetco Bubble Fishery Ends Oct. 14 - Local Bays Still Producing Kings
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, OCTOBER 12, 2018

Chetco River

The very popular Chetco Bubble Fishery which takes place in state waters started out with two spectacular days on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7.  The salmon were stacked up like cordwood between the jaws of the Port of Brookings Harbor, and the bell and whistle buoys. So it was a fisherman’s job to merely seek out the obvious. Limits...
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Southern Oregon Bays Producing Salmon
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, OCTOBER 6, 2018

Rogue Bay

An unusually high amount of jack Chinook with a few big kings mixed in crossed the Rogue and Chetco bars last week, enough fish to keep fishermen trolling spinnerbait rigs. In the Rogue bay, if you didn’t have one on, someone around you did.  And that’s what keeps people on the water, knowing that there are fish to be caught. “We have...
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Rogue Bay Still Kicking Out Jacks and Jills
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

Rogue Bay

The Rogue bay is still producing enough Chinook to keep boaters trolling in the estuary.  The sizes have ranged to jacks to 20-plus pounders.  Jacks are by nature, mostly 2-year-old male Chinook under 24 inches.  Anything bigger than a jack could be male or female. On Tuesday, I spent the day on the Rogue observing anglers trolling the bay, and catching...
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Anglers Continue to Haul in Chinook in the Rogue and Chetco Bays
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

Rogue Bay

The Rogue bay and Chetco bay continue to please anglers as they continued to catch a variety of Chinook sizes last week. The Rogue bay was stellar-hot with an inordinate flux of 2-year-old Chinook, commonly known as jacks. Anglers didn’t seem to mind catching the 22- to 24-inch fish because they were looking forward to next year’s crop of kings. Remember...
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The Spinnerbait Rig - The Rogue and Chetco Bays' Premier Setup
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Rogue Bay

Fall is in the air, and Chinook in southern Oregon bays are falling for the spinnerbait/anchovy rig. If you know how to rig up a spinnerbait/anchovy rig properly, the chances are likely that you could be waltzing with a Star Chinook from the Chetco or Rogue bays. The Rogue bay, although it has lost some of its fire from recent weeks, is...
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