Winchester Bay Fishing Report

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.

Dungeness crabs and Chinook salmon from the ocean near Winchester Bay. Photo courtesy of Bryan Gill and "The Umpqua Angler" - 541-852-9889.

Dungeness crabs and Chinook salmon from the ocean near Winchester Bay. Photo courtesy of Bryan Gill and “The Umpqua Angler” – 541-852-9889.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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