Oregon Coast and Saltwater Fishing Report

OR Saltwater report CRABYOUNGS BAY – No reports on redtailed surfperch or sturgeon success.
SEASIDE AREA – No fishing or crabbing reports.
PACIFIC CITY – No reports. However, redtailed surfperch should be available from the surf when conditions permit.
GARIBALDI BAY – No reports.
TILLAMOOK BAY – Crabbing is poor to fair in the lower portions of the bay. Fishing for sturgeon is very slow for the few anglers fishing the channel edges.
NESTUCCA RIVER (tidewater) – No fishing reports.
NETARTS BAY – Crabbing is usually fair to good, since the bay stays salty all year. No reports on fishing success.
LINCOLN CITY BEACHES – Redtailed surfperch are available on area beaches when surf conditions allow – but very little fishing pressure.
SILETZ RIVER (tidewater) – A few anglers are fishing the lowermost tidewater for mediocre success on steelhead. No crabbing reports.
DEPOE BAY – Virtually no fishing pressure of any kind, but crabbing is poor to fair in the bay and fair to good in the ocean when accessible.
YAQUINA BAY (Newport) – Crabbing is fair in the bay and fair to good in the ocean when there is access allowed to the ocean. Bottomfishing is fair to good off the jetties at the Yaquina River mouth and a California grass rockfish recently bested the twin six pound six ounce fish taken from the Newport jetties that were co-holders of the IGFA world record.
WALDPORT & ALSEA RIVER (tidewater) – Crabbing is slow.
YACHATS – There is a little fishing pressure directed at redtailed surfperch on beaches in the area. Try to fish the steeper beaches in heavy surf conditions.
SIUSLAW (tidewater) – Almost no fishing pressure directed at bottomfish in the ocean, but a few anglers are fishing the small jetties near the Siuslaw River mouth for bottomfish and surfperch. Both fishing and crabbing is slow.
SILTCOOS RIVER (tidewater) – When surf conditions permit, a few anglers are enjoying fair fishing for redtailed surfperch on both sides of the Siltcoos River mouth.
WINCHESTER BAY & UMPQUA RIVER (tidewater) – Crabbing is slow with the best results coming to boats crabbing around Half Moon Bay. Dockbound crabbers are having their best luck at the Coast Guard Pier, but a few crabs have been taken at Dock 9 and Dock A. The South Jetty has been fishing well for bottomfish – mostly greenling and striped surfperch. Fishing for blue and black rockfish can be good near evening and a few cabezon and lingcod are biting. The lingcod fishing should gradually drop off as the spawning season ends and there is a one cabezon (16-inches or longer) daily limit for bank anglers only. A few hardy souls have dragged boats into the Triangle to catch crabs (both dungenbess and rock) and rockfish (near the culvers on the river side of the Triangle).
COOS BAY – Various species of bottomfish are available in Coos Bay up as far as the railroad trestle. Crabbing is fair up as far as Empire. Fish structure for decent numbers of surfperch (striped, pile and redtailed) and greenling. There is almost no fishing pressure directed at sturgeon in the bay, but there seems to be increasing numbers of California halibut taken (average size around ten pounds, but weighing up to at least 40 pounds).
CHARLESTON – Crabbing is fair to good with fair numbers of both dungeness and rock crab available. There is a fair amount of fishing pressure both from boats and from anglers fishing off the jetties. Many of the boat anglers are heading north to Tenmile Reef to catch quick limits of lingcod and fair numbers of rockfish. Clamming is especially good when there is a daytime minus tide.
BANDON & COQUILLE RIVER (tidewater) – Crabbing is poor to fair at Bandon. A very few anglers are trying for bottomfish from boats or off the jetties and deeper inshore areas from the rocks. A few surfperch anglers are fishing the beach just south of Bandon.
PORT ORFORD – A few anglers are fishing the beaches just south of Port Orford for redtailed surfperch (pinkfins). Some really big lingcod have been caught recently by anglers fishing from boats that are able to take advantage of the boat lift.
GOLD BEACH & ROGUE RIVER (tidewater) – Virtually no fishing pressure directed at rockfish and other bottmfish. Still to early for redtailed surfperch below the Highway 101 Bridge. Some of the beaches in the area are giving up a few surfperch when surf conditions are right. Some of the steeper beaches north of Gold Beach are fishable in roughher surf conditions.
BROOKINGS – Bottomfishing for rockfish has been fair to good with limited fishing pressure.

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