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Monday Tuna

Today's tuna trip came back with 27. Not too shabby! Headed out again Wednesday and then Friday-Sunday. The next available trip is on the 17th with 6 spots left. The 18th and the 27th have one spot and then we have room for a full boat on the 25th. After that we're booked until September! … Read entire article »

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Busy week!

 Alrighty folks here's a run down of this week's activities at YBC: We had one good Salmon day on Monday on the CJ and then the next days were just like old times, a.k.a. slooooow. Some boats went back to our exact spot as Monday and got nothing the next day, so those salmon are being quite elusive. There have been a few caught here and there, but no one is posting big numbers or even nearly an average of one fish per charter customer. We are still keeping our eyes out and hoping there will be another good day that will stick around a little longer! Bottom fishing was a little slow this week as the water temperature remains a bit cold for them. When the water gets cold the fish … Read entire article »

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Salmon Update

We've been asked to give an update on how the Salmon season is progressing, and I apologize for not giving more information sooner! Unfortunately the reason we haven't said much about it is because there isn't much happening… As of July 11th ODFW estimates that only 5.4% of the Coho quota has been taken. The average number of salmon caught per angler in Newport from June 26-July 11 is less than 0.10… the best average on the Oregon coast has been out of Garibali where they have estimated an average catch of 0.52 salmon per angler.  This information comes from the salmon catch estimated and statistics page on the ODFW website. The encouraging news is that it looks like salmon catches down south have increased over the initial two weeks of the season, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fishing Information, Latest News, Salmon, Yaquina Bay Charters


The Crackerjack had a great trip on Saturday! The tuna were within 45 miles and all the fish were good size. We're looking forward to our trips on Thursday-Saturday. Friday has 1 spot left as part of the Best Fishing Places Tournament, but anyone is welcome to join! Thanks to all the guys for being a great group and giving Capt. Jack and the deckhand Scott a fun day of catching tuna! … Read entire article »

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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 »

Filed under: Albacore Tuna, Fish Counts, Fishing Information, Latest News, Photos, Salmon, Yaquina Bay Charters