The ocean fin-clipped coho season for the Oregon coast between Cape Falcon and the OR / CA border starts on Saturday, June 27th with a quota of 55,000 finclipped cohos. The season is set to close on August 9th unless the quota is reached earlier.
Chinook salmon measuring at least 24-inches remain legal, but according to Bryan Gill of “The Umpqua Angler”, 70% of the cohos he has caught recently have been finclipped.
Anglers are reminded that Chinook salmon caught and kept in the Umpqua River prior to July 1st must be tagged as a spring Chinook salmon.
Ocean crabbing is good and gradually getting better.