The number of tuna trips that originate in Winchester Bay is small compared to those originating at Newport and Charleston, but one of the most productive trips I’ve heard of so far this season originated at Winchester Bay.
Mike Lavender of Oregon Custom Charters has made several recent tuna trips, but the one on Saturday, July 28th was special.
They fished from 25 to 30 miles straight out from Winchester Bay and the four anglers accounted for 76 tuna. They actually had to quit when the bite was at its peak as they were running out of ice.
Unlike many tuna charters, they also put out some crab pots and easily got their four legal limits of dungeness crabs. The average take for each angler was 19 tuna and 12 crabs.
For those wishing to book a tuna trip out of Winchester Bay, Oregon Custom Charters can be reached at: 540-840-5683.