Wednesday August 14th report

Tuna

No boats out today but we will have tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday.

Bottom fishing & Crabbing

Most of the boats are reporting good crab totals for the day and the rockfish bite was really quick this morning with limits obtained by all of the boats out this morning.  Not much of a Lingcod bite however this morning which does seem to happen more times then not when the rockfish are biting so heavily as they were this morning

Also, we have a request from the ODFW to voluntarily return Quilback, Copper and China rockfish to the water and not to retain them.  Most of the boats will be observing this practice as the quota has been obtained of these species and we want to preserve these species plus keep the rockfish season open for the rest of the year.

Salmon

The Salmon bite out of the blue was very good this morning after it seems like 8-10 days of sporadic bite.  Lots of take home fish from the boats we heard about.