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Gearing up for the season!

Hey all, hope you’re doing well! We are getting ready for the season ahead and hearing good things about salmon again this year! Biologists have been noting an abundance of bait fish in the ocean this Winter which should attract lots of salmon (and hopefully Tuna!) to the area this Summer. We anticipate the Coho season opening in mid- to late-June, and retaining 3 per person may be a possibility again this year! The all-depth Pacific Halibut season will open in May, but the official dates will not be announced until March. We are currently taking tentative reservations assuming the season will begin on the second Thursday of the month and run Thursdays-Saturdays alternating weekends until the quota is met. Captain Jack will be representing Yaquina Bay Charters at our booth at … Read entire article »

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We want your opinion!

Hello! I have some great ling cod pictures to post for you soon, but first I want to put out a question to all of you… This past March we attended our first ever sportsman show and chose to go to the Idaho show in Boise because of our large Idaho customer base and its economical benefits. This year we are tossing around the idea of either staying with the Idaho show in Boise¬†or switching it up and trying out the Central Oregon show in Redmond. If you have any suggestions for us, or a preference of where we go we’d appreciate your opinion! The Portland show is awfully expensive to attend, and being a small business we try to keep our costs low, but any opinions of where the best show … Read entire article »

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Hello, October!

Well folks, the Pacific Salmon season is officially over! We had a great summer fishing for silvers, and we’re looking forward to next year’s opener in June! The tuna are also pretty far offshore now, so we’re no longer taking out trips for albacore. The tuna kept us on our toes this year and lasted a long time! We’re hoping next year will bring more of the same and maybe a little closer to shore like in 2007. If you want to get on our call or email list for when the tuna show up next year, give us a call or submit your name and email on our info request form on our website. Both boats are out bottom fishing today looking to bring back some blackies and lings. Bottom fishing … Read entire article »

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Windy Weekend Ahead

Here we are approaching the end of September already! Bottom fishing is nice and steady, Salmon season is still open but they aren’t really around, and the Tuna are still hanging out around between 40-60 miles offshore! We haven’t had this much to fish for at this time of year in a long time! Unfortunately the weather is looking pretty wicked the next couple days, but we’re hoping we can at least get in our morning bottom fishing trips before winds pick up in the afternoons. Check out this load of tuna from one of the boats here in the marina a couple days ago! Anyone want to go get some?!? … Read entire article »

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Thursday Fishing

The Crackerjack is already well on its way to the tuna grounds this morning as the Sea Quell is about to leave the dock to take on some bottom fishing and crabbing. We have another tuna coming up on Saturday for the Crackerjack while Capt. Art is out of town this weekend for a family reunion. Bottom fishing and Salmon trips are available daily through September. Salmon has been picking up as the first runs are in the area and some are entering the bay and river already. Today should be a great day out on the water, so we’re looking forward to our crews’ returns and a nice catch! … Read entire article »

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Clear skies this morning

The bad weather lasted long enough into Monday to bring our trips back in yesterday morning, so we missed three days of fishing this weekend. We were actually very fortunate to not have to cancel trips this August, normally we cancel several in August due to weather! It was about time for us to miss a couple of days, I guess. Capt Art and the Sea Quell are back on bottom fish today. Thursday and Saturday are looking like tuna days for Capt Jack. There’s room available both days if you’re interested. Hope you all are having a good week so far! … Read entire article »

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