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Salmon, Tuna, & Windy Weekend

The good news is we’re catching salmon left and right out there! The bad news is, they are all natives! Well… not all necessarily but really, really close. They are such nice looking fish this time of year. I’m personally hoping the hatchery catch picks up here soon so I can mooch a fillet off of some generous soul…. I can taste it already! Yesterday’s tuna did well and had great action for the first few hours before it slowed down toward the end. They caught 21 for the 10 guys onboard and were only out about 35 to 40 miles. The tuna didn’t stick around this long last year, so we’re taking advantage! Another trip Monday then a triple threat Thursday, Friday, Saturday! The other bad news is all of our trips for … Read entire article »

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Trying for salmon today!

The Sea Quell is going to take a shot at coho today under the new 2 fish limit. We have a good sized quota and we’re anxious to get our hands on a piece of the action. Apparently Depoe Bay has been doing really well this week, so Capt. Art will probably head up there and see what he finds. Capt. Jack is off the water today before returning to three tuna trips this weekend. There’s room left on Monday! … Read entire article »

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September Salmon

Today is September 1st and we are officially under a new Salmon season ending with a met quota of 7,000 fin-clipped coho or on September 30th, whichever comes first. This new season is also under a revised limit, back down at 2 per person. We’ll let you know as soon as the fishing gets good again, because we don’t want to miss out on this rare September coastal Salmon fishing! … Read entire article »

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Winding down

We had a a great weekend here chasing tuna and bottom fish! The Crackerjack brought in 27 tuna on Friday and 30 on Saturday before returning close to the shoreline on Sunday for bottom fish. The Sea Quell has been doing well on sea bass in the mornings, but the fishing in the afternoon was a little slower. This week it looks like going for sea bass is still going to be better fishing than salmon. We are hearing of some fish down south that are coming our way, so our new 7,000 coho quota starting tomorrow may come in handy in a week or so. The beginning of September is the end of our busy season and labor day weekend is our last big push for the summer season, but … Read entire article »

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Salmon update…

…Still slow. Not much else to say about it really. It’s just not any good fishing right now, but we’re thinking we’re going to get the rest of the coastal rivers’ fish here in the next week or so, and they should stick around for some good fishing through most of September. Both the Crackerjack and Sea Quell are on bottom fishing today. Let’s get some lings! And I forgot to let you all know that crabbing in the ocean is still open! Normally it closes mid-August, but this year ODFW is keeping it open longer and the shells are about 2/3 to 3/4 full right now. … Read entire article »

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