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Late August Weekend

Good morning everyone! We had an interesting weekend here at YBC. Friday's tuna trip was unfortunately cancelled due to wild weather but we made it out for tuna on Saturday and Sunday. Capt. Jack wrangled in 22 and 31 tuna on each day. Most of them were caught on light tackle casting gear as the tuna were a bit more spread out and calm water on Sunday had the tuna seeing us coming from miles away, so trolling wasn't as productive. The Sea Quell took to the sea for Salmon on Saturday and Sunday and caught limits on a full day trip Saturday, but only found 4 keepers on Sunday's half day. Salmon fishing is still good though, and it will run just through labor day- if you're anxious to get out there … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albacore Tuna, Salmon, Yaquina Bay Charters

Tuuuuuna! Best days yet!

Tuesday's group of 9 brought in 60 big albacore and today the Crackerjack went back and brought 66 more! Captain Jack is on fire!! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albacore Tuna, Photos, Yaquina Bay Charters


Capt. Art brought back 6 salmon and a pretty good load of bottom fish from his Salmon/Bottom combo trip today. Salmon has been a little hit and miss, as yesterday we only got one keeper, but today was a nice day so let's hope it stays that way! The Crackerjack had a half day bottom fishing trip today and did well, almost got limits for everyone and brought in a bunch of crab too! Capt. Art returns to bottom fishing tomorrow morning and afternoon (afternoon has 4 spots left!) and Capt. Jack will be chasing tuna once again. Just another day in paradise! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charter Trips, Photos, Salmon, Yaquina Bay Charters

Another great tuna day!

The Crackerjack brought back 57 albacore last night! They were out between 30 and 40 miles with a full boat of ten. Way to go guys! The next open tuna  in August are on the 25th (6 spots) and the 27th (1 spot) and then we have room for a whole boat on the 31st. The Sea Quell had a bottom fishing double header yesterday and got 53 crab in 6 pots on the morning trip! However, by the afternoon the next set of 3 pots only brought in 7. That's kinda the way crabbing goes in Newport! Captain Art is out for Salmon today and then a Salmon/Bottom combo tomorrow with one spot left. I will post again later with how salmon fishing was today. Give us a call if you want … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albacore Tuna, Charter Trips, Fish Counts, Salmon, Yaquina Bay Charters

Tuna, Tuna Everywhere!

Above pictures are from Wednesday's trip, a mixed group of 9 brought in 36 fish! Light tackle casting when the boat stopped trolling helped bring in several extra fish, good job to the guys who reeled all those suckers in.   Today's private group of 10 brought in 36 fish and came in 3 hours early! Imagine what 3 more hours of fishing time could have done! Nice to see some ladies on this trip, thanks for coming out! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albacore Tuna, Charter Trips, Fish Counts, Latest News, Yaquina Bay Charters

Updated August Tuna openings…

The Tuna openings on August 11th and 17th have been filled. We still have one spot left on each trip on the Fridays August 20th and 27th and then we have room for a full boat (10) on the 31st. Remember September is still good tuna fishing and we're booking trips for that whole month as well! Lots more availability in September at this time, but weekends are filling up fast as well. Give us a ring when you get your group together! We can also schedule 18 hour trips if needed toward the end of September. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albacore Tuna, Yaquina Bay Charters