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Rating - Fair   

Tuesday, Oct 12 2021
FISHING REPORTSBottom fishingREMINDERS: Bottomfish is restricted to inside the 40-fathom regulatory line (June 1 August 31).Retention of China, copper and quillback rockfish is prohibited for anglers fishing from boats as of June 1.Reminder that Sablefish, which are sometimes caught with Pacific halibut, fall under the general marine bag limit of 5 fish per angler per day.The use of a descending device to release rockfish is required when fishing deeper than 30 fathoms, and recommended at any depth for fish showing signs of barotrauma and/or unable to submerge on their own. Signs of a fish suffering from barotrauma include swelling or bloating of the body, bulging eyes, and/or gut in the mouth. These symptoms are caused due to the expansion of gasses in the body of a fish that has a swim-bladder. The descending device helps these fish return to depth, thus reversing the effects of barotrauma and increasing the likelihood of survival.This last week was better for fishing, however in some ports the weather crept up and slowed things down, but in all a good time out in the ocean was had.Depoe Bay anglers were fishing closer to shore with the high winds but bringing in bag limits of black rockfish and a few lingcod. If lingcod were targeted, the catch was better with at least one per angler kept. One boat brought in two tiger rockfish which is more common in the southern part of the state.Out of Newport, the lingcod bite picked up slightly with some larger sizes coming in when using a jig. Also limits of black rockfish made up the majority of the bag limit. The increase in longleader fishing is rising and those that went out brought in large canary rockfish.Charleston was a bit slower with half limits of bottomfish, which consisted of mainly black rockfish, and a few lingcod every now and then. The longleader fishing was better with yellowtail and widow rockfish as the main species caught.Bandon had mostly black rockfish, with some deacon and blue rockfish filling the remainder of the bag limit. Between the weather and bar closures, it was hard to get out and ocean fish.The bar closures caused most of the angler effort to be slow out of Gold Beach. When anglers could get out, the bag limits were full of large canary and yellowtail rockfish as well as lingcod.Finally, the busy Brookings port brought in full to three-quarters full bag limits of black rockfish with a few blue and deacon rockfish.per ODFW




Tuesday, Oct 12 2021



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Girabaldi, Nestucca, Pacific City, Depoe Bay

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Bottom Fish


Rating - Fair

FISHING REPORTSBottom fishingREMINDERS: Bottomfish is restricted to inside the 40-fathom regulatory line (June 1 August 31).Retention of China, copper and quillback rockfish is prohibited for anglers fishing from boats as of June 1.Reminder that Sablefish, which are sometimes caught with Pacific halibut, fall under the general marine bag limit of 5 fish per angler per day.The use of a descending device to release rockfish is required when fishing deeper than 30 fathoms, and recommended at any depth for fish showing signs of barotrauma and/or unable to submerge on their own. Signs of a fish suffering from barotrauma include swelling or bloating of the body, bulging eyes, and/or gut in the mouth. These symptoms are caused due to the expansion of gasses in the body of a fish that has a swim-bladder. The descending device helps these fish return to depth, thus reversing the effects of barotrauma and increasing the likelihood of survival.This last week was better for fishing, however in some ports the weather crept up and slowed things down, but in all a good time out in the ocean was had.Depoe Bay anglers were fishing closer to shore with the high winds but bringing in bag limits of black rockfish and a few lingcod. If lingcod were targeted, the catch was better with at least one per angler kept. One boat brought in two tiger rockfish which is more common in the southern part of the state.Out of Newport, the lingcod bite picked up slightly with some larger sizes coming in when using a jig. Also limits of black rockfish made up the majority of the bag limit. The increase in longleader fishing is rising and those that went out brought in large canary rockfish.Charleston was a bit slower with half limits of bottomfish, which consisted of mainly black rockfish, and a few lingcod every now and then. The longleader fishing was better with yellowtail and widow rockfish as the main species caught.Bandon had mostly black rockfish, with some deacon and blue rockfish filling the remainder of the bag limit. Between the weather and bar closures, it was hard to get out and ocean fish.The bar closures caused most of the angler effort to be slow out of Gold Beach. When anglers could get out, the bag limits were full of large canary and yellowtail rockfish as well as lingcod.Finally, the busy Brookings port brought in full to three-quarters full bag limits of black rockfish with a few blue and deacon rockfish.per ODFW


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