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Saltwater Fishing – Ocean & Bay

Saltwater Fishing – Ocean & Bay
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Variety is the name of the game when it comes to fishing on Oregon’s Adventure Coast! The fun and sport of fishing builds memories of a lifetime. While here, it is worth exploring the different types of fishing , from shore, jetty and charter boat fishing to bridge and even kayak. Here are a few tips for your next fishing excursion.

Most Pacific salmon fishing occurs April through November, and sportfishing seasons are regulated for Coho and Chinook salmon by state and federal agencies. Check with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for the most up to date recreation report . Local tackle and bait shops are also great for local information about specific seasons, catch limits and conditions.

For ocean fishing, Halibut is a spring and early summer fishery, while Albacore Tuna tend to be offshore from mid-summer through early fall. Bottomfish are available year around – weather permitting – and a charter trip usually ends with an ice chest full of fish. Check the ODFW website or the Charleston field office (541-888-5515) for bottomfish catch limits.

Oregon’s Adventure Coast also offers surf fishing from local beaches for striped bass and surfperch and in-bay fishing for white sturgeon. Popular locations for surf fishing include Horsfall Beach, Bastendorff Beach and Cape Arago State Park .

The best information about these fishing opportunities is available from local tackle shops.

Please note, whenever surf fishing, consult tidal charts, weather conditions and beware that sneaker waves occur on the Oregon Coast. Never turn your back on the ocean.

Charter Boat Companies

Betty Kay Charters
90389 Albacore Ave
Charleston, OR
(541) 888-9021

Chinook Charters
93762 Raymond Lane
North Bend, 97459

Pacific Charter Services
Ocean & Bay fishing and crabbing trips
63480 Crossline Road
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 378-3040

PacificPond Charters
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 294-5252

Sharkys Charters
6440 Bruce Road
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 260-9110

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(541) 269-0215
50 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

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