Fish Report for 9-4-2019
Tradewinds Wednesday Report
Noelie Achen ( Director of Operations )
Non-selective Salmon season
So far in this non-selective 2019 Salmon season we have already caught 58.3% of the 9,000 fish quota in the first two day opener last weekend. The numbers we see are that most of the fish were caught Newport north to Garibaldi. Hopefully we will get that rollover we have been hearing about to keep it going past this 3-day opener beginning this Friday thru Sunday, September 6-8.
Bottom fishing and crabbing
Crabbing on the filet dock looked pretty good and the bottom fishing looked really good. There were a bunch of Canary and Black rockfish and a really nice assortment of Lingcod also. The ocean was a little lumpy but the fish seem to like that on most occasions and everyone went home with lots of fish.
Beginning this weekend, the Central Oregon Coast summer all-depth fishery will be open three days per week, Friday through Sunday. Previously it had only been open Friday and Saturday.A substantial amount of the annual halibut quota remains, so fisheries managers determined that the summer all-depth halibut fishery can be open an additional day each week.
Also 7-days a week except for the offshore halibut days the inshore Halibut season remains open thru October.