Up until this week, pinkfin fishing at Winchester Bay has been disappointing. A few limits were taken above the normal fishing area (almost to Gardiner). Yesterday, some very good catches were made right in Winchester Bay with one greedy angler catching and keeping 40 fish off Osprey Point while using a combination of sand shrimp and Berkley Gulp sandworms. Some pinkfins were also caught by anglers casting salmon spinners from the shore at both Half Moon Bay and Osprey Point.
The daily surfperch limit is a more than ample 15 and I hope anglers actually seeing someone keep more than the daily limit turns them in to the Oregon State Police. (Turn in poachers (TIP – 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (*677). Tips can remain anonymous.
The Umpqua River redtailed surfperch run is a unique fishery that needs to be preserved.
While this fishery can be wildly inconsistent, it appears that the perch are finally in and fishing should be good more often than not. Good Luck!