The Guides Forecast
- Sep 17, 2020
North Coast Fishing ReportLong-awaited coho catches improved on most central and north coast ports this week. Newport, Depoe Bay, Pacific City and Garibaldi all reported drastically improved catches this week. Ocean weather is going to blow up from a north wind perspective so plan your trip accordingly. You don’t want to be bucking your way back to port with a stiff wind in your face.
The Newport commercial halibut fleet reported dismal catches this week, not a good sign for the sport fleet seeking the same in both the nearshore and all-depth fisheries coming up, assuming we actually get to fish those openers based on weather conditions. There’s a lot of quota still on the table.
Ocean crabs are molting big time. Bay crabbing might be the better option with the upcoming wind forecast.
Bottomfishing remains great but lingcod are becoming harder to find.
If you have not seen it, there is an hour webinar, Tips for Safely Fishing the Ocean Outside the Columbia River from June that is a must see if you are heading out there. It is FREE and provides valuable information. See it here
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