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starion87le

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I haven't been down since earlier this year. Caught a couple greenling but they were WAY to small. Tides were huge when I was there as well, that may have had something to do with the bad fishing...
 
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SNDSLGR

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I went twice in the last month or so. I had never fished from a Jetty so was happy that I caught a lot both times. Used sand shrimp on a fish finder set up and caught Greenling, Cabazon, two kinds of Surf perch, and lots of Crab. I think I would throw some spinners at the Coho on the incoming tide too, never know.
 
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andyely

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Thanks for the info! It is much appreciated. I don't usually fish the jetties but I love all the fish that comes out of the ocean (the uglier the fish, the better the eating :) ) and I really want to get the whole jetty thing figured out. Any other pointers?
 
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starion87le

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This is probably obvious, but fishing on the incoming/outgoing tides from the Jetty's is a tough prospect. With the water moving, it will just suck your line right into the rocks, it's a great way to lose gear, so be prepared with lots of whatever you decide to use for bait/lures when fising on a moving tide. Best luck I seem to have is on high slack tide.

I've used anywhere from 1/4oz of weight up to 4oz of weight while jetty fishing, depends on the currents at any given time. Watch out for sneaker waves, they do happen! Good luck!
 
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andyely

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Thanks for all the pointers! I ended up heading down to the jetty in Newport, couple small snapper but hopefully I will be able to head over a couple more times before the end of the year. Heading down on the lower Rogue this weekend so if anyone wants an update on the fishing down there, let me know!
 
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Brian Dupree

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I was at the Barview Jetty Saturday. It was Beautiful. Whales between the Jetties. Didn't catch much. We were targeting Coho's out at the far end, throwing spinners into the balls of bait as they came by. tried herring from a float too. caught a good buzz ;) and a few greenling 2 star fish and one crab. No silver's. Maybe next time.
 
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Born2Fish55

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Fished South Jetty of Columbia August 30th - using "fish finder rig" and 'PowerBait' peeler crabs, lots of Redtail Perch and Rockfish, one 18" Ling.
Going to be down at Rockaway this coming weekend and try my luck.
 
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Born2Fish55

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South Jetty Columbia (9/6/09)

South Jetty Columbia (9/6/09)

Wow!
I got to Warrenton at 4:30 in the morning, stopped grabbed coffee and breakfast and headed for the South Jetty at Fort Stevens... In the parking lot at 5:55 A.M.
And watch the sky open up and dump a waterfall of water down on us! Then the thunderstorms and rain started up... all I can say is WOW! I ended up fishing the bay on the backside.... saw lot's of Jack Coho caught.... hooked into enough cabbage to make a years worth of salads! Nothing until about 8:30 A.M.
Boom three 12 -14 inch Starry Flounder, several Small Grass rockcod, a bunch of Buffalo Sculpin, and a Jack Coho (my first ever, bottomfishing with clam necks).
Headed home at 12:30 P.M.
So I had maybe 2# of fresh Flounder and Rockcod fillets for dinner (butter saute) over a bed of Jasmine Rice with fresh steamed Zucchinni and Tomato's lightly tossed in olive oil and minced garlic/onions. Finished off with a glass of Chatteau Ste. Michelle Muller Thurgau.... Great day!!!
 
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Anyfishisfine

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When you guys fish there, do you fish the ocean side or the channel side?

When I tried fishing there a few years back I fished the ocean side, and it was pretty brutal on the tackle, not to mention you get pretty wet.
 
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Born2Fish55

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Ocean or Channel?

Ocean or Channel?

When you guys fish there, do you fish the ocean side or the channel side?

When I tried fishing there a few years back I fished the ocean side, and it was pretty brutal on the tackle, not to mention you get pretty wet.

Both, or neither.... read the Ocean... watch the waves.... and if it looks really bad.... or you doubt your abilities and skills to deal with what you see.... go back up and fish in the bay off of the drop off of the BayOcean road or between Barview and Garibaldi off of the Rocks. If you fear 'her' she will take you!!!
And yes... both the channel and the Ocean will eat tackle given the chance. The channel can provide both heavy and light line fun.... light lines on Steelhead gear will allow drifting up, over, around and through where the fish hold. I prefer HEAVY rigs in the channel if the tides are right, but it means lot's of long cast with lots of weight to keep the line down and a floating 'fish-finder' setup to keep the bait out of the 'cabbage' and away from the 'crabs' .... I will normally have 15 - 20 pre-rigged setups for quick change outs after snags.... I use 40# test Fireline coupled with 15# test flourocarbon leaders and 10# test droppers to the sinker with quality Sampo swivels and Gamagatsu hooks only. The Ocean side I always fish HEAVY... if you want to have REAL JETTY FUN - Fish her at night!!! They won't let us do it anymore on the Columbia's South Jetty... but Barview and Nehalem are dynomite!

Sidenote... I am a certified Navy diver, have a life guard rescue license and swim really well..... I respect the Ocean at all time... and have a healty fear of what she can do to you... "I wear a Mustang SOS inflatable PFD and clothing for the conditions present out there"
 
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