Winchester Bay Bottomfish Report By Steve Godin

Fished today out of Winchester Bay. We went out to the Ten Mile Reef for Lingcod. The bite was slow and we concentrated on Lingcod, lead head jigs with no shrimp fly rigs. I wasn’t sure how long we would be able to fish due to increasing winds, so get the Lingcod while you can! The strategy worked, as the wind kept building and the bite was slow. After four hours, we had three limits. We caught one Yelloweye and sent it back to where it came from. We didn’t catch any bottom fish, but felt good about the limits of Lingcod, we did send two

Winchester Bay bottomfish from Tenmile Reef

Winchester Bay bottomfish from Tenmile Reef

small Lings back.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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