SW Oregon fishing report

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Contributor Jeff Rome reports: Be sure to CHECK the regulations! Summer is here to stay along with the winds at most Southern ports leaving trips out of Brookings and Crescent City CA. an iffy situation. The Rogue Bay is on one day and off the other, so it’s a “crap shoot”, but fish are being caught. Ports from Charleston north to Yaquina bay look promising for abundant Coho and Chinook opportunities this weekend.

Halibut fishing out of Winchester is actually gunna happen as well for the first time this season! If you’re looking to “beat the heat” head over to the Mid-coast and get on a charter for some great fishing action whether it be for salmon or bottom fish.

want to stay inland, then hit some of the higher lakes where trout and bass fishing is good too. There’s all kinds of angling opportunities… check out my latest contact for fly fishing the Umpqua for small mouth bass with Gary Lewis Guide service.

Troy from Troy’s Guide Service (541-761-0015) reports the salmon angling on the Rogue Bay has been “on and off” with fishing boat pressure medium. He did hear of a 35#ish whopper Chinook taken earlier this week!

Windy conditions due to the hot valley temperatures will continue into the weekend out of Brookings and Crescent City CA ports. Conditions improve further North especially up towards Charleston and Winchester Bay. Coho and Chinook (2 salmon/day limit) prospects are good out of ports like Bandon, Coos Bay, Charleston, Winchester, Newport and Depot Bays. Windy conditions will continue to plague salmon anglers in both the ocean and Rogue bay and should fish early before the winds pick up and makes trolling difficult.

Bottom fishing is now restricted to inside the 40-fathom line unless you choose to fish in the offshore longleader fishery. Anglers may also choose to fish the offshore longleader fishery outside of the 40-fathom regulatory line, which is open year-round. The longleader fishery has a daily bag limit of 10 fish made of yellowtail, widow, canary, blue, deacon, redstripe, greenstripe, silvergray, chillipepper, and bocaccio rockfish.

Nearshore halibut season is currently open seven days a week inside the 40-fathom line. As of July 4th, there is still 72 percent of the quota remaining. The next All-Depth Halibut open days are July 15-19 and 29-31. Anglers have been picking up nearshore halibut in the Coos Bay/ Winchester bay area.

First Tuna reports out of Garibaldi and north have started to get some fish 100 miles out but anticipates them closer in within a few weeks.

COQUILLE RIVER BASIN-Boat anglers are still catching a few shad on the mainstem Coquille River near the town of Coquille.

Fly fishing for small mouth bass on the main Umpqua is “fantastic” now says Gary of Gary’s Guide Service, 541-430-5828.

Salmon fishing in the Rogue Bay has produced sporadic “hot” days. There’s been about 20 fish /day caught this past week where it’s been 35-40 the past week.

Currently only hatchery steelhead and hatchery trout may be harvested in the Rogue. Summer Steelhead are starting to show. According to guide Troy Whittaker, tossing black with gold blade spinner types or fly fishing in the seams and faster water will produce some fun catching (and tasty) steelhead.

With hot valley temps, this cooler reach of river between Prospect, Union Creek, and Minnehaha creek will again receive 3,500 trout this week and will again through Labor Day. This area is cooler and a reprieve from the valley heat, however smoke from the local wildfires can be bad.

New to TGF is Anna Alisa from Salmon Harbor Tackle & Winchester Bay Charters 541-271-2010 – Anna Alisa reports that the Coho fishing is excellent, and the upcoming weekend looks awesome to get out and catch limits of Coho and occasional Chinook. Since the ocean is looking so promising, they also expect to book some halibut trips which haven’t been since the opener due to wind. She reports that even some 20-30 pound Chinook have been taken near Osprey Point! Trolling the bay with locally made Nautical Creations spinners with a squid skirt and a small piece of squid is what’s on the salmon menu.

Diamond Lake-Trout fishing has slowed a bit but has been producing some very nice 16″-24″trout this year. Try switching between bait and lures if one method isn’t producing. Small frog flatfish and silver spoons may be the change they’re looking for.

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