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I catch fish based on the season, and I know where they will be and what they will bite.

 

See the information below for details on when a certain fish is in season, where my favorite spots are, and what the weather may be like during that time. 

Just make sure you have the right license and tags for that fish on those dates.  AND NO BANANAS!!

 

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Salmon

Seasons

CHINOOK (KING) AND COHO (SILVERS) 
THIS IS WHAT WE LIVE FOR!

Two of the most tasty and elusive salmon are the Coho and Chinook.  Sometimes these are referred to as "Silvers" and "Kings" respectively.  

We can fish for Coho only in the ocean, but the large fall Chinook move upstream on the Umpqua and Coos between July and October.  These fish can weigh between 15 - 40lbs!

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Sturgeon
 

GET READY FOR A FIGHT WITH A DINOSAUR

Yes, Sturgeon have been around for over 200 million years!
Sturgeon season is very short and we can only keep fish between 44-50 inches, which is still basically 4 feet long! 

 

I fish off of Tongue Point near downtown Astoria and this is an amazing fighting fish, and the taste of Sturgeon is wonderful raw as sushi, cooked or smoked.

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Steelhead

MAGNIFICENT BEASTS. WORTH THE BATTLE

Steelhead are a classic Oregon fishery. Some facts about Steelhead are that they can grow to 35 inches and weigh up to 30lbs. Steelhead fishing is  done on river systems during the winter and early spring

 

I mainly fish the Umpqua and Coquille Rivers for this magnificent trout that grow big when the are migrating back from the ocean. 

Bottom Fish

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT LAND

Oregon's marine waters are home to many different species of bottomfish (groundfish), including lingcod, sablefish, cabezon, all species of rockfishes, greenlings, and many species of flatfishes, sharks and skates.

I fish the the mouth of the Umpqua and Coos as well as just off shore in the ocean. This fishing can be fast and fun with so many different varieties. 

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Stripers
 

ALSO CALLED 'STRIPED BASS' - A FUN FISH

Striped Bass are another transplant introduced on the West Coast in 1878 when 132 fry were released in San Francisco Bay.
 

Additional releases and the fish’s migratory urge brought “stripers” to Oregon’s Coos River system by the late 1800s. Today, most striped bass are found in the Coquille and Umpqua/Smith rivers. 

I fish both these rivers for Stripers in the late winter early spring.

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Perch

PINK FIN PERCH MAKE AMAZING FISH TACOS

Pink Fin Perch Pink Fin average between one to three pounds. On a good day, you can grab a dozen in about 10 minutes.  

These trips are shorter and a bit less expensive. It's a lot of fun to catch two at a time and have everyone in the boat pulling in fish all at once

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Dungeness
 
Crab

CRAB SEASON IS LONG AND ALWAYS FUN

Crabbing on the Oregon Coast is amazing. I know all the best spots to drop crab pots in the ocean (and the river, weather permitting). Dungeness Crab are incredibly tasty, and they get really big on the Oregon coast. This is a trip you won't want to miss.

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