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Here’s an email and picture that Brenda Raub sent us this week: “Rob caught a 29″ silver on Thursday July 30th with Yaquina Bay Charters! It was a great day of fishing. We caught our limit in Salmon, we caught some rock fish, and we watched numerous whales breaching! I’ll be back every year.” Thanks for the email, Brenda and Rob! We look forward to taking you out again next year! The salmon are still red hot right now, we’re catching lots of natives and fin-clipped silvers coming really close or making limits with each trip! Six hour trips have been more successful this week than in past weeks, so now’s the time to go before it slows down again! The tuna are playing hard to get with us this week as the trip … Read entire article »

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It’s August Already??

To sum it all up, tuna fishing this weekend was consistently good. We averaged two fish per person with catches of 22 or 21 each day with our max of 10 fisherman on the boat, and everyone got to fish at the same time and said they had a very fun time! Most of the catch was around average 20lbs or so, but they also brought in some huge albacore around 35lbs! We have some south wind in the forecast this week which should push them closer and makes our Thursday and Saturday trips look pretty good. Salmon fishing has turned on again as Captain Art turned in 20 fish yesterday which included limits for his 6 passengers and two crew fish! Captain Jack is taking his shot at the coho today and then switching … Read entire article »

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Fighting Tuna!

Any of these guys can tell you that fighting tuna is definitely a workout! The Crackerjack is on it’s last tuna trip today and then will have a much needed break for salmon and bottom fishing before the next tuna on Thursday. The Sea Quell will probably have to wait another week for tuna as it looks like they probably won’t get close enough by Thursday for Captain Art to take his shot. We’re crossing our fingers for them to be in close around the 15th. … Read entire article »

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Tuna, Salmon, and All Depth Halibut Season Reminder

The Coho are getting big! We had a few 14 pounders come in this weekend from our trips out on the Sea Quell. Captain Art is looking forward to a very full week of Salmon fishing, and possibly his first shot at tuna this season on Thursday. The tuna trip last night came in with 22, making it about 2 per person. Our Crackerjack took out a group with several Multnomah County Sherrif officers who said they had a great time! Someone on the boat took some good pictures they’re going to send me of them fighting the longfins, so look forward to seeing those this week. Another tuna out today and again tomorrow on the Crackerjack. We’re anticipating a larger catch today from what we learned yesterday when the … Read entire article »

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Full Week

Fishing has turned on again this week! The bottom fish were plentiful yesterday, and the Crackerjack even had a hard time getting through the Salmon to get to them! Apparently the Salmon were chasing every hook right where the bottom fish were! The Sea Quell had a few fish get away, but was only a couple short of limits for the day. An extra hour or so would have been plenty of time to limit out everyone the way the fish were biting. The Crackerjack is out for tuna today and will be going back out for them again tomorrow and Monday. If the tuna come in within 30 miles then the Sea Quell will be heading out for them on Thursday the 6th. Otherwise the next available tuna day for the … Read entire article »

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Time flies when we’re having fun…

Tuesday The bottom fish were coming in the boat steady and then slowed down a little toward the end leaving a few folks just a couple fish shy of limits, but otherwise fishing was good and we had another day with a great variety of fish coming in. The salmon trip as usual caught a lot of natives that had to be released, but was able to snag several fin clipped coho and was just 4 fish shy of limits for the Sea Quell. At this point we are still recommending the 8 hour salmon as the best chance to limit out. Wednesday Tuna fishing was good again yesterday with the fish still about 50 miles with a few inside 45. The load of 9 was able to reel in 43 tuna for … Read entire article »

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