Fish Report for 7-27-2021

Bottom Fishing is Improving

Bottom Fishing is Improving

Noelie Achen ( Vice President )

The bottom fishing improved somewhat today with everyone doing a little better than the same boats that fished yesterday. One boat was able to get out to the deeper water reefs and really did a number on the Canary rockfish along with a few really nice lingcod.

Crabbing was really good today as it has been here lately with somewhere in the neighborhood of 4-6 per person.

Salmon after yesterday extremely slow day rebounded and the catch today was decent on the take home fish and pretty good on the number of throw back fish.  There is no control over the ones with or without the adipose fin so you just hope you get lucky.  As you might know in the summer salmon fishery the native fish with the adipose fin must be returned to the water unharmed.  Where the hatchery fish the ones with the healed adipose fin we can keep.

The weekly ODFW salmon update

As of July 25th we have caught 34,867 Coho salmon in our area from Cape Falcon to the Oregon/California border. That comes to 29.1% of the 120,000 fish quota.  It looks like odds on favor of the summer salmon season will last thru the August 28th quota date.  So there should be hopefully lots of days of really good salmon fishing till the end of August.  Depoe Bay so far has landed 3,805 harvested Coho salmon and had to release 4,054 with the adipose fin. Depoe Bay is averaging 1.05 fish per each angler on a salmon trip both sport and charter.