ODFW staff met this morning to review input received at last week’s public meeting, from phone calls and e-mails, and the online survey about the 2018 Central Oregon Coast Spring all-depth fixed and back-up dates. Fixed dates are scheduled for Thursday-Saturday during openings. Based on the input received, ODFW staff are recommending 12 fixed dates, skipping adverse tides. The fixed dates are scheduled for: May 10-12; May 24-26; June 7-9; and June 21-23. Available back-up dates, if quota remains, are: July 5-7 and July 19-21.
For additional information on the 2018 recreational halibut seasons, including open dates and quotas for all Oregon subareas and seasons, please see the ODFW sport halibut webpage or the 2018 sport halibut map.
Reminder: Descending devices are mandatory for any vessel fishing for or retaining either bottomfish or halibut, and must be used to release all rockfish outside of 30 fathoms.