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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 our boys brought in some quillbacks, brown rocks, lings, kelp greenlings, blue rocks and blacks, so it was neat to see the assortment. Crabbing is also finally improving, so we're ready to start dropping pots again on the way out to fish.

Aaaaaaaaaand what everyone has been waiting for…. we've heard reports of the first sport fleet caught tuna!!! About 85 miles out a boat or two got into them. We need them to be no further out that 60 miles to take a 12 hour trip, so in a couple weeks they should be there! We'll be watching the warm water currents and keep you all posted. We have lots of full tuna trips on weekends, so remember if you're looking to accomodate a large group you might want to consider trying weekdays unless you're booking at least a month in advance!

Hope you're all as excited as we are for the upcoming tuna season!

P.S. this kid was a pro at pulling up crab pots and he caught a nice ling cod too! Way to go!

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