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Salmon Opener etc…

Saturday was the opening day for Coho retention for the Central Oregon Coast and it looks like everyone in the port had a hard day fishing for them. We caught 1, lost 3, and released 3 or 4 natives and that sounded like it was one of the better trips for all the charters. We had much better luck at bottom fishing for the rest of the weekend, but Capt. Jack is going to take more shots at Salmon later in the week and has a good feeling we'll have better luck. At this point we are recommending full day Salmon trips rather than half days to improve catches, but it's always up to the customer. Bottom fishing is doing well, and we've been catching a good mix of fish. Yesterday … Read entire article »

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Fishin’ for Sea Bass

Since the Chinook Salmon season has been pretty poor so far, we've been spending all of our time on bottom fishing and the remaining Halibut season. We don't expect for there to be any more Halibut dates until summer season in August, but it's possible we haven't met the quota yet and ODFW will annouce another backup date or two. In the meantime we're running bottom fishing trips every day this week and eagerly anticipating the Coho opener on Saturday! Today's picture is a good sized black rockfish caught on the Crackerjack by our good friend Pat a few days ago. There are a few spots left on Friday for bottom fishing on either boat and then we'll start after Salmon on the 26th. We have 4 spots left for a half day Salmon … Read entire article »

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Three More Halibut Days!

June 17th- 19th has been opened by fish and wildlife to halibut fishing.  We're booking trips now.  We have room on all three days but call soon if you want to go out Saturday, things are filling up.   Its the perfect present for dad! … Read entire article »

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June 5th Halibut

  These pictures are from the Crackerjack's Saturday trip. Another limits day for the Crackerjack and everyone took home plenty of meat for dinner! June 5th was the last regular season Halibut date, but we expect to hear within the next week about backup dates. We are tentatively scheduling post-season Hali trips for the 17th-19th.   Just FYI for the upcoming Tuna season and weekend fishing in July and August… Weekends are filling up FAST for tuna. We have very few available days and spots left on trips, so if you are looking for a particular weeked you need to call and find out what the status is. If you're looking to get a group out there for tuna it's a good time to start finalizing your plans and solidifying possible dates. Weekdays … Read entire article »

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More ‘butts!

The Crackerjack made it in by 1:30 on Thursday with a full load of Halibut! The fishing is good when the weather cooperates! Today was called off by Captain Art, but tomorrow Captain Jack is taking another full boat out and planning on bringing back another nice load of 'buts. The largest from Thursday was 47 inches. Shooting for 50+ tomorrow! Tomorrow is the last regularly scheduled day of the Spring season for Halibut, but we expect the back up dates later in June to be made official because the weather hasn't been the best and we should have more left of our quota. As of the start of the day June 3rd we had about 57% of our central coast quota remaining. Back up dates would be June 17-19, … Read entire article »

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