Winchester Bay Bottomfish

As Winchester Bay’s offshore bottomfish season approaches its seasonal closure (the last day is March 31st), the fishing continues to be almost unbelievable. Below are a few photos from Brian Gill of “The Umpqua Angler”.

By the time the offshore season closes, lingcod fishing off the South Jetty should be at its season’s peak – giving bankbound anglers a chance at decent-sized lingcod

30# lingcod are a definite possibility.

Assorted incidentally-taken bottomfish are a tasty bonus.

Joseph Lake caught this 32# lingcod in 35 fow near the South Jetty.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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