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Ling Cod With Natural Camo!


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

10/12/2021

The seas have been rough for a couple of days now so we have not been out. The marine forecast for the rest of the week is not favorable either.

Just a reminder that sport crabbing season in the ocean ends October 15th, this Friday so no crabbing after that until the 1st of the year.

We would also like to remind everyone that Dockside will be closed November 1st until December 27th, (Monday). We have had a good season in spite of the difficulties associated with Covid 19. We want to thank everyone for their support and understanding during this challenging year of closures, mandates and general uncertainty.

Gift cards are available and are great for that fishermen on your list.
We can sell them over the phone and if you call in November/December we will be checking voicemails periodically and will be able to take care of you.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 5 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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As Good As It Gets


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

10/01/2021

Coho Salmon season closed for us on the 29th. (the seas were too rough on the 30th) The Samson was coho fishing and Captain James finished strong catching limits for everyone on the boat. The bottom fishing has been doing well also, most people limiting on Rockfish but a slow bite on Ling Cod. The crab catch has been good but variable day to day. Crabbing closes in the ocean October 15th.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Great Day On The Water


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/24/2021

We had an excellent Salmon bite today. Two boats limited and the third came very close. We have space available Sunday morning. The grade box fish was outstanding and there were some Chinook among the Coho too.

Rockfish boats didn't have as good a bite, it required tenacity to get the job done. This folks that stuck with it did well and went home with good catches. Crabbing remains good.

Wind offshore is keeping us fishing the nearshore waters. Sunday afternoon there is building wind forecast and by Tuesday the swell is forecast to build to 15 feet.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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One Giant Canary Rockfish


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/22/2021

We had boats out today on the bottom fishing grounds. Fishing and crabbing both produced very well to include the Canary Rockfish that scaled out 1 1/2 pounds larger than the current record. Most everyone limited on Rockfish but the Ling Cod bite continues to be slow.

We have space available for bottom fishing and salmon later in the week. Coho will remain open seven days a week through the 28th of September or until the quota is reached. Give us a call, we will Hook You Up!

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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File Photo


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/15/2021

ODFW announced changes yesterday to the Non-Select Coho Salmon season. Starting Friday the 17th the fishery is open seven days a week and will run through the end of the month or until the quota is reached. Some of the quota from the fin clipped season has been rolled into the Non-Selective season giving us just under 14 thousand fish to catch between the 17th and the end of the month.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Coho Limit For Paul


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/12/2021

The non-select Coho season is going well. As is typical there are days when the action is crazy good and others when it is slow. The fish are for the most part are a really good grade, fat and delicious! It is open only Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there is quota remaining.

Bottom fishing continues to hold up well. Limits of Rockfish are common. The Ling Cod bite has been slow but that is typical of this time of year. Crabbing has improved dramatically.

ODFW has changed the All Depth Halibut fishery to a two fish/per day limit.
Rockfish and Ling Cod can also be retained. Unfortunately we have no space available.

On the subject of Tuna: We have had a pretty dismal year. We have gotten only two trips under way and though we did catch fish each time the fish were widely scattered and well off shore. Reports from other boats have not been encouraging. As it is getting late in the season we are not putting any more trips out. We have no reasonable expectation of putting fish on the deck for you.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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41 Pounds Of Predator


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/01/2021

As of Friday the 27th of August Governor Brown has mandated wearing masks in outdoor areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained. This unfortunately applies to our boats.

Well here it is September again, it is hard to imagine where the time has gone. We have boats out today plundering the reefs for Rockfish and Ling Cod and some Crab for good measure. We have been enjoying calm seas in the nearshore waters for a few days.

There are still some Halibut dates coming up.

The Non-Select Coho season opens Friday September 10th. That means any Coho that you bring to the boat over legal length is yours to keep. Just heat and eat! It is a Friday, Saturday, Sunday fishery only, with a quota of 14,000 fish to be caught between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mountain. We don't know yet if ODFW will roll any of the remaining quota from the summer fin clipped season into the Non-Select season.

Weather offshore continues to be a big factor in Tuna fishing. We have not been able to get more than one trip underway so far.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Saturday Is The Last Day For Coho Until 9-10-21


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/27/2021

As of Friday the 27th Governor Brown has mandated wearing masks in outdoor areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained. This unfortunately applies to our boats.

This Saturday marks the end of the Hatchery Coho salmon season. September 10th the non-selective salmon season opens for a quota of 14,000 fish. The quota for the hatchery season of 120,000 fish still has 48% remaining, hopefully ODFW will roll some of that into the upcoming non-select season.

Fishing for bottom fish has held up quite well. Rockfish are biting well but the Ling Cod take has been slow. Crabbing has picked up quite well.

Weather offshore is being a big factor in Tuna fishing. We have not been able to get more than one trip underway so far.

There are still some Halibut dates coming up.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then each Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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A Great Mixed Bag


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/18/2021

Due to hi seas we have been forced to cancel our fishing trips for Thursday the 19th of August. Office hours will be 9-5 Thursday

We finally got a boat out for Tuna on Monday. The ocean was great, no wind and very little swell. The fish were pretty scattered so we didn't have very many multiple hook-ups. The grade of fish was excellent ranging from 20 to 30 pounds with only a couple of peanuts in the bunch. We produced three fish per person, they were big strong fish and everyone had a blast. Only three fish were caught casting swim baits, all the rest were caught on the troll. Everything we were dragging got hit except X-RAPs.

Coho are still biting pretty good, some days better than others of course and it looks like the quota will come very close to lasting through the 28th which is the last day of the season. Then we take a break until the 10th of September when the non-selective season opens.

Inshore fishing for Rockfish and Ling is still doing well. The Rockfish bite is consistent while the Lings are sporadic. Crabbing has picked up in the past week.

We had a long Leader trip out Sunday and they tore them up. Everyone on the boat limited on big Yellow Tail Rockfish (the Long Leader limit is ten) in under two hours.

Unfortunately we are getting a reminder of the power of the Pacific Ocean. We were forced to cancel today and tomorrow due to Big seas. (August 18 and 19)

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then each Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Smokey Summer Sunrise


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/13/2021

WE HAVE GOOD INTEL ON TUNA AND WE HAVE SPACE AVAILABLE ON MONDAY!


The salmon bite has slowed somewhat. Still quite a bit of action but today there were not limit catches of fin-clipped fish.

Rockfish bit well both morning and afternoon and there were a good number of Lings mixed in for good measure. Crabbing remains variable better some days, slow on others.


ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then each Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Lings Are Still Hitting The Deck


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/08/2021

Coho Salmon were on the bite again today. Limit trips in both the morning and afternoon. A nice grade of fish were caught too.

The Rockfish bite was excellent also with limit catches hit the decks early. There were some Lings taken and crabbing was decent.

We had a Long Leader trip out that was outrageously good, limits for everyone on board including the crew. The fish were a mixed bag of large Yellow Tail, Canary and Widow Rockfish.

Just when we were getting excited about tuna the weather conditions are going to keep us inshore. Prevailing winds are not bring the fish any closer in good numbers and will make getting offshore to them difficult at best. At this time we are not making Tuna reservations online, call for info. Obviously this blows.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then each Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


The Most Recent Coho Salmon Data From ODFW


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/04/2021

The past few days the Coho bite has been outrageous. Starting last weekend our boats have been bringing in limit catches, usually including fish for the crews as well. The grade of fish has been quite good too ranging from 5 to 8 pounds, some even in the ten pound range. We have taken 33 percent of the quota thus far.

Bottom fishing has been doing well also, limit catches of rockfish and good numbers of Ling Cod have been hitting the deck. Crabbing has picked up a bit but still remains variable from day to day.

Just when we were getting excited about tuna the weather conditions are going to keep us inshore. Prevailing winds are not bring the fish any closer in good numbers and will make getting offshore to them difficult at best. At this time we are not making Tuna reservations online, call for info. Obviously this blows.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then each Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Headed For The Grill


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/31/2021

The Coho fishermen had a great day today. Loads of action on keepers and none-fin clipped fish too. They ended up very nearly limited and everyone had fish to take home.

Bottom fishing was excellent as well both morning and afternoon. Those that put in the effort were rewarded with limit or near limit catches on rockfish and many Lings hit the deck. Crabbing was good also.

ODFW data indicates we have taken 29% of our 120,000 Coho quota as of the 25th.

Just when we were getting excited about tuna the weather conditions are going to keep us inshore. Prevailing winds are not bring the fish any closer in good numbers and will make getting offshore to them difficult at best. At this time we are not making Tuna reservations online, call for info. Obviously this blows.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then each Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Salmon On The Wire


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/26/2021

Fishing for all species today was a little tough. There was plenty of wind to go around and the waters were choppy as a result. Rockfish and Ling Cod were slow to bite and so where the salmon. Just one of the days were the fish won. The crab pots produced quite well today.

ODFW data indicates we have taken 29% of our 120,000 Coho quota as of the 25th.

Just when we were getting excited about tuna the weather conditions are going to keep us inshore. Prevailing winds are not bring the fish any closer in good numbers and will make getting offshore to them difficult at best. At this time we are not making Tuna reservations online, call for info.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then each Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Most Recent Data From ODFW


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/21/2021

Due to skyrocketing fuel prices (we are paying $4.31.9 per gallon here in Depoe Bay and a boat won't go quite one mile on a gallon) and the increased costs of everything related to fishing ,Dockside has been forced to increase the price of our five hour trips from $90 to $95. We are holding the line on other prices at this time. The change is effective immediately but does not apply to reservations made prior to 07-16-2021.

The Rockfish bite has held up well while Ling Cod is variable. Crabbing has picked up somewhat.

Coho slowed for a couple days but seems to be picking up again. They are certainly a nice grade of fish for this early in the season. We are getting mixed reports from the boats this morning, some are doing better than others but as you know that is fishing. The trips aren't over yet either...

Looking at the ODFW data indicates we have taken 22% of our 120,000 Coho quota.

Just when we were getting excited about tuna the weather conditions are going to keep us inshore. Prevailing winds are not bring the fish any closer in good numbers and will make getting offshore to them difficult at best. At this time we are not making Tuna reservations online, call for info.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then each Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Be Careful What You Eat...


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/20/2021

Due to skyrocketing fuel prices (we are paying $4.31.9 per gallon here in Depoe Bay and a boat won't go quite one mile on a gallon) and the increased costs of everything related to fishing ,Dockside has been forced to increase the price of our five hour trips from $90 to $95. We are holding the line on other prices at this time. The change is effective immediately but does not apply to reservations made prior to 07-16-2021.

The Rockfish bite has held up well while Ling Cod is variable. Crabbing has picked up somewhat.

Coho slowed for a couple days but seems to be picking up again. They are certainly a nice grade of fish for this early in the season.

Just when we were getting excited about tuna the weather conditions are going to keep us inshore. Prevailing winds are not bring the fish any closer and will make getting offshore to them difficult at best. At this time we are not making Tuna reservations online, call for info.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then each Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Big Fish Not So Big Fisherman


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/16/2021

Due to skyrocketing fuel prices (we are paying $4.31.9 per gallon here in Depoe Bay and a boat won't go quite one mile on a gallon) and the increased costs of everything related to fishing ,Dockside has been forced to increase the price of our five hour trips from $90 to $95. We are holding the line on other prices at this time. The change is effective immediately but does not apply to reservations made previous to this date.

The Coho Salmon bite has slowed somewhat. It is not the lights out red-hot bite that we had been enjoying. We are waiting for the next wave of fish to move through. We are still getting action and quite a few non fin clipped fish that must be released.

Our boats fishing for Rockfish and Ling Cod did well today. The Lings bit well (better than one per rod) and we had decent catches of Rockfish. Crabbing remains variable between 2-5 per person.

ODFW has just announced that Halibut will be open EVERY week (Thurs-Sat) starting August 5-7 until the quota is met or October 31.

Our next Halibut availability is July 30th.

As yet we have no good news on Tuna, they seem to be way out of range at present and the sustained North winds are not helping.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Winner Winner Coho Dinner


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/13/2021

We have been getting out everyday recently and the fishing has been very good. Excellent action on Coho salmon and good results on bottom fish trips. There were a good number of Ling Cod hitting the deck today as well. Crabbing has been 3-4 per person.

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Our next Halibut availability is July 30th.

As yet we have no good news on Tuna, they seem to be way out of range at present and the sustained North winds are not helping.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Another Hot Coho bite!


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/11/2021

The Dockside fleet has been having great fishing trips. Smoking hot Coho. Very good bottom fishing and the crabbing picked up today as well. All the Coho boats crushed it. Loads of action and limits of fish for everyone made for exciting fishing. The bottom fishing boats did what they did best as well. Good rockfish catches an occasional Ling Cod and decent (improved) crab catches.

The next opportunity for Halibut will be July 15, 16 and 17 ( Thursday Friday Saturday).

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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Plenty of Coho


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/07/2021

Today we had a Smokin Hot Coho bite. Limits for everyone and crazy amounts of action. It was exciting as only Coho can be.The Rockfish were also biting well. Most folks limited on Rockfish but the Ling Cod bite was very slow. Crabbing was mediocre.

The next opportunity for Halibut will be July 15, 16 and 17 ( Thursday Friday Saturday).

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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There Is a Fish There


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/04/2021

Happy Fourth of July! The Dockside fleet was on the bottom fishing grounds today. Most of the folks did very well though not many Ling Cod were caught. There were some nice Cabezon coming aboard though. Crabbing was a mixed bag ranging from 2 per person to 7. We had no salmon boats out today. There will be effort for salmon tomorrow.

Coho fishing Saturday was exciting. The fish arrived and the bite was fierce! Limit catches were the order of the day.

We were weathered out on all three days of the Halibut opener this week. The next opportunity for Halibut will be July 15, 16 and 17 ( Thursday Friday Saturday).

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Coho Have Arrived In Depoe Bay


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/03/2021

Here you go Mike!

Coho salmon have finally arrived in Depoe Bay in numbers. The grade is surprisingly good for this early in the year too running about 4-8 pounds. The Samson finished up early this morning with limits of fish for all fishermen. Another boat got limits for all fishermen plus the crew.

Rockfish were definitely on the bite to this morning. Limit catches of Rockfish with a few Cabezon (they can now be retained). Ling Cod were hard to come by, only a few were caught. The crab catch varied from 2-5 per person.

We were weathered out on all three days of the Halibut opener this week. The next opportunity for Halibut will be July 15, 16 and 17 ( Thursday Friday Saturday).

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Cabezon, Coming To A Fishing Pole Near You July 1st


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

06/27/2021

We have been enjoying some great fishing for bottom fish. Limit catches of Rockfish for nearly everyone, Ling Cod bite much slower but we have been getting a few. Crabbing has picked up a little bit.

The Coho Salmon season has started with a whimper as opposed to a roar. It is the earliest start we had had in many years and the fish just have not arrived yet in good numbers. Consequently we have suspended our salmon fishing for a while. We feel they just need a bit more time to get here.

We have a few spots available for All-Depth Halibut for July 2nd and 3rd (Friday and Saturday). Give us a call or book online before they are gone. Results on the All-Depth Halibut fishery have been limits every trip.

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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One Fine Kettle Of Fish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

06/23/2021

The Rockfish bite had slowed down for a few days but has picked up very well again. There are a few more Ling Cod coming aboard too. Crabbing has been in consistent, some days 2 or 3 per person some days 4 or 5.
Salmon season has begun with a whimper instead of a roar but it is still very early, matter of fact the season started two weeks before it usually does so that certainly has an impact.

The weather has made Halibut fishing difficult to say the least. When we have been able to get out we have done very well. Due to the weather the fleet effort on Halibut has been low and and ODFW has confirmed the back up dates.

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Boat Limit Of Halibut


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

06/12/2021

We were finally able to get another Halibut trip in. The weather early in the day was marginal making for a slow trip to the fishing hole. The seas did mellow out, they got all their fish including for Captain and crew. The ride home was soft as they were running with the swells.

The nearshore boats did well, starting slow for some but finishing strong with a good grade of Rockfish. Only a few Ling Cod were found. Crabbing was mediocre.

Opening day of Coho season was unspectacular, very little action and only one keeper. Tomorrow is a new day.

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Red Hot Rockfish Bite Today


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

06/09/2021

The Dockside fleet limited on Rockfish early today. As hot as the Rockfish bite was, the Ling Cod bite was that slow with only a few being taken. Crabbing was decent with 4 per person.

The offshore forecast for Thursday and Friday are forcing us to cancel our Halibut trips for those days. Saturday the forecast looks fishable for halibut. The nearshore forecast is okay for Thursday and Friday.

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Great Day On The Halibut Grounds


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

06/07/2021

Saturday the fleet was out fishing for Halibut, Rockfish and Ling Cod. The Halibut fishing was very good with limit catches for everyone on board. We have space available for Halibut coming up this week. Inshore the fishing started slow on the morning trips and limits were hard to come by. The Ling Cod bite has been slow with only a few coming over the rail. Crabbing has been moderately good.

A weather system moved in Sunday and kept us off the water Sunday and Monday with swells of a winter storm caliber. The forecast for Tuesday is much improved.

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Black Rockfish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

06/03/2021

The Dockside fleet has been enjoying calm seas for several days now. Fishing has been quite good with limits of Rockfish being the rule rather than the exception. The Ling Cod bite however has been slower but a few are being taken each day, some days more than others. Crabbing continues to be only moderately good with 2-5 per person. The quality of the crab is good though, they are full of meat and the shells are hard.

Retention of the nearshore complex of Rockfish consisting of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is prohibited as of June 1st, 2021.

We have ALL Depth HALIBUT fishing opportunities available for this Saturday. Call the office or book on line to get on board.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Fine Flatties (Halibut)


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

05/30/2021

Dockside Charters will not be open on Monday Memorial Day that we may observe the day and spend the day with our families before the season ramps up. Observing Memorial Day is very meaningful to us, remembering and honoring the memories of all who have served.

The inshore fishing boats today did very well on Rockfish taking limits and near limits for all participants. The Ling Cod bite was slower but quite a few were taken at the end of the day. Crabbing was just so so. One boat was offshore for the deep water Ling Cod. It was a good day for it, the marine conditions were good and the fish bit. They caught a great grade of Lings though not very many Rockfish. The deep water Ling fishery closes June 1st reopening in September. The Long Leader fishery remains open year round.

We have all depth Halibut fishing opportunities available for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call the office or book on line to get on board.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


2021 Halibut


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

05/23/2021

All of our Halibut rips for Thursday, Friday and Saturday were limit trips. The weather was not the best offshore with plenty of wind but our guys got it done. Saturday the wind laid out in the afternoon and conditions got pretty nice.

We had a boat out Saturday fishing for Deep Water Lings. Thirty Lings later (a very good grade) and some Rockfish made for a great trip.

The boats fishing nearshore have done well. There is a tremendous amount of crab spawn in the water so people have really had to work for the Rockfish as a result. Those fish do love feeding on crab spawn...Crabbing has produced 3-5 crab per person.

Based on the new guidance regarding vaccine effectiveness, beginning May 17, 2021, we are modifying our policy regarding face coverings and social distancing.

The CDC and State of Oregon are no longer requiring face mask and social distancing by those that are fully vaccinated for outdoor activities. We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for everyone’s responsible and respectful cooperation with this revised policy. Dockside Charters continues to recommend that all guests, especially those who are at higher risk, wear a mask or shield.

CDC DEFINES
“People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series,
or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine.”

Our goal is to continue to provide a safe environment for your enjoyment and to provide a safe work environment for our employees, while following public health advice and applicable laws.


MID-SEASON BAG LIMIT ADJUSTMENT:

Yesterday we received notice from ODFW of a mid season adjustment on our Rockfish bag Limits. Effective May 10th, 2021 the Rockfish bag limit will be adjusted down by one fish, giving us a limit of five Rockfish per person per day. The Ling Cod limit remains at two, over 22 inches. Oregon fisheries managers made the adjustment based on record high fishing effort and catch rates in the month of April. The change is a proactive measure to keep us fishing while not exceeding our annual quotas on Rockfish.

The bag limit for Long Leader fishing remains the same at ten Rockfish per person per day. No Ling Cod may be retained on the Long Leader fishery.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that is early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


We Are Hunting For These Thursday, Friday, Saturday


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

05/20/2021

The Dockside Fleet is out looking fo All Depth Halibut, Nearshore Rockfish and Lings and Deep Water Lings as well. That pretty well covers the whole spectrum of fisheries available to us at this time. We have no reports back from the boats yet today but we have been doing well on everything. The exception being halibut as we were blown out all last week. We will let you know as soon as we get reports.

Online reservations can be made up to 12 hours before departure.

Oregon Health Authority has posted new Covid guidelines regarding vaccinations and masks. We are still waiting for clarity for mandates between the CDC and OHA.

MID-SEASON BAG LIMIT ADJUSTMENT:

Yesterday we received notice from ODFW of a mid season adjustment on our Rockfish bag Limits. Effective May 10th, 2021 the Rockfish bag limit will be adjusted down by one fish, giving us a limit of five Rockfish per person per day. The Ling Cod limit remains at two, over 22 inches. Oregon fisheries managers made the adjustment based on record high fishing effort and catch rates in the month of April. The change is a proactive measure to keep us fishing while not exceeding our annual quotas on Rockfish.

The bag limit for Long Leader fishing remains the same at ten Rockfish per person per day. No Ling Cod may be retained on the Long Leader fishery.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.


ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Cabezon, So Much Ugly, Such Good Flavor!


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

05/14/2021

High winds offshore have spoiled the all depth Halibut opening for us. It has been windy inshore as well but we have managed to get inshore trips in for Rockfish and Ling Cod. Crabbing has picked up somewhat to 4-5 per person.

MID-SEASON BAG LIMIT ADJUSTMENT:

Yesterday we received notice from ODFW of a mid season adjustment on our Rockfish bag Limits. Effective May 10th, 2021 the Rockfish bag limit will be adjusted down by one fish, giving us a limit of five Rockfish per person per day. The Ling Cod limit remains at two, over 22 inches. Oregon fisheries managers made the adjustment based on record high fishing effort and catch rates in the month of April. The change is a proactive measure to keep us fishing while not exceeding our annual quotas on Rockfish.

The bag limit for Long Leader fishing remains the same at ten Rockfish per person per day. No Ling Cod may be retained on the Long Leader fishery.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Long Leader Canaries


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

05/07/2021

Rough seas today kept the Dockside fleet at the dock today. Yesterday the seas were windy and choppy but we got limits of Rockfish quickly, a few Lings and then made their way home. No report on crabbing.

MID-SEASON BAG LIMIT ADJUSTMENT

Yesterday we received notice from ODFW of a mid season adjustment on our Rockfish bag Limits. Effective May 10th, 2021 the Rockfish bag limit will be adjusted down by one fish, giving us a limit of five Rockfish per person per day. The Ling Cod limit remains at two, over 22 inches. Oregon fisheries managers made the adjustment based on record high fishing effort and catch rates in the month of April. The change is a proactive measure to keep us fishing while not exceeding our annual quotas on Rockfish.

The bag limit for Long Leader fishing remains the same at ten Rockfish per person per day. No Ling Cod may be retained on the Long Leader fishery.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Fish ON STICKS


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

05/05/2021

Dockside was out again today on a great ocean. The wind was calm and the swells were small and the fish were biting. The Ling Cod bite was excellent and so was the Rockfish. Limits of fish was the order of the day. Crabbing was better today that it has been.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 PACIFIC HALIBUT Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


James vs Codzilla


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

05/02/2021

The Dockside fleet enjoyed good seas and good fishing Friday and Saturday. The fish didn't come easy, everyone had to work for them but overall the trips were very successful. Good catches of Rockfish and quite a few Lings. The Lings were off the bite but there were still some fine ones taken. Crabbing picked up a little so that is encouraging.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


42 Inch Ling Cod WOW!


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/30/2021

We had great fishing in the nearshore waters, lots of Lings and Limits of Rockfish. The ocean was absolutely fantastic, no wind no waves no rain no problem. Crabbing was slow again. The boat that went offshore for Deep Water Lings struggled quite a bit. The bite was off early in the day then when the fish started to go on the bite the drift changed dramatically and the bite died again. When it was all said and done they caught 80 percent of the needed ling and 1/2 limits of offshore Rockfish. The conditions were just as nice offshore as they were inshore.

The marine forecast looks very good through the weekend.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Small Fisherman Big Fish!


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/28/2021

Only one boat out for Dockside today but they had a great day of fishing on a fantastic ocean.
The bite started off slow but built to a fever pitch producing limits of Ling Cod for everyone and excellent catches of Rockfish. Crabbing produced 3 per/person. The marine forecast looks very good through the weekend.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website.

Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Many Vermillions Caught Today


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/27/2021

The ocean was fantastic again today, flat and very little wind. Fishing started slow but finished strong with good catches of Rockfish and Ling Cod. The grade was good again today. Crabbing picked up a little bit but it sure isn't smoking hot yet. We have space available Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or book online on this website. The forecast looks good through next Wednesday.

Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Smoking Hot Ling Cod Bite!


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/25/2021

We were out fishing today on a slightly cobby ocean. Southerly wind blowing across a westerly swell but it was still very fishable. All boats limited on Rockfish and the Ling Cod bite was fair for all boats except the Surfrider, he dominated the Lings today. Limits and a fantastic grade too. Crabbing was slow yet again.
The forecast for the upcoming week is looking good. Give us a call to get on board or book online.
Space available Thursday and Friday.

Captain James and the Samson are available to charter Monday the 26th.

Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


First Fish Of The Day!


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/24/2021

The Dockside fleet sailed this morning on a pretty decent ocean. The forecast wind had not yet arrived and the fish were on the bite. The Rockfish bite was white hot and the Lings did well too (over one per rod) Crabbing remains slow. The wind arrived later today with a vengeance. Sunday the forecast is much improved.

Captain James and the Samson will be available to charter Monday the 26th.

Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


It Was A Ling Cod Kind Of Day Nearshore


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/23/2021

The Dockside fleet headed out on a great ocean. Some boats did better than others but that often has to do with fisherman effort. Overall it was a very productive day in the nearshore fishery. Crabbing was mediocre.

One boat was offshore for a Long Leader trip and it was spectacular. Conditions were perfect or at least as close as they get. Just the right drift speed at just the right angle. Limits of big Canary and Yellow Tail in 3 1/2 drifts.

Captain James and the Samson will be available to charter Monday the 26th.

Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons: Officially adopted 04-23-21

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Lean Mean and Green


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/22/2021

The Surfrider was out today fishing the nearshore water for Rockfish and Ling Cod. Fishing was good producing limits of Rockfish and one Ling Cod/Rod. Crabbing was improved somewhat over what it has been.
The Dockside fleet will be heading out tomorrow for nearshore Ling Cod and Rockfish as well as one boat heading out for a Long Leader trip.

Captain James and the Samson will be available to charter Monday the 26th.

Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


The Ling Cod Answered The Bat Signal


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/16/2021

The Dockside fleet sailed out on a great ocean today, although the east winds made it quite warm. Fishing inshore was good, very good catches all the way around. Crab catches ranged from just over one each to 5 each.

Deep water fishing produced good results the past two days. Conditions were good but strong currents made things challenging.

Great Salmon news:

ODFW has announced the Coho season dates and quotas. For our region the season will open June 12th (that ism early compared to recent years). The quota is 120,000 fin clipped fish or until August 28th. The non-selective opens September 10th for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday through September 30th or until a quota of 14,000 fish are taken.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Great Copper Rockfish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/14/2021

The Dockside fleet headed out this morning on a great ocean. Not much swell and very little wind. Fishing produced many Ling Cod (11/2 per rod) and limits or near limits of Rockfish. We also did a test drop on crab pots and they seem to have done well, about 6 per/person. We are looking at a very good marine forecast for the nearshore for the next week.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Headed To The Fishing Hole


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/11/2021

The Dockside Fleet had to take Saturday and Sunday off due to big swells and gusty winds. The forecast is good for Monday, windy Tuesday then Wednesday things mellow out and look great through the weekend. Fishing has been very good for Rockfish and Ling Cod. Crabbing remains painfully slow. Consequently we have suspended crabbing until Saturday the 17th, hopefully it improves by then. Call us to make a reservation at 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com.

We have some exciting news to share:

Captain Chris has upgraded the Outer Limits from a 43' Delta to a 50' Delta. He is hard at work installing a new state of the art electronics package, building a new bait station and adding pole holders and all the other things that will make it a first class vessel for our waters. It should be ready for service May 1st. Captain Chris will engage in all our fisheries, nearshore and offshore. More room, more comfort, more fun. Win Win Win!

The other big news is that Captain James, after years of running the six man boat Triumph has purchased the Samson. It is definitely a step up for Captain James and he has worked hard and long to earn it. James started as a Deckhand for Lars on the Samson a decade and a half ago eventually getting his Masters license and went out on his own with the Triumph. Now Captain James will carry on Lars's legacy on the Samson for safety, fun and personal service. We are pleased that the Samson will stay in Dockside's fleet with James at the helm.

These changes now give Dockside the largest fleet of Delta charter boats we know of. The Deltas have long had the reputation of the best boats to do what they do. They were designed specifically for use in the charter industry, maximizing size, comfort, sea keeping abilities with a well earned reputation for safety and tough construction.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Epic Sized Vermillion Rockfish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/09/2021

The Dockside fleet headed out today on a very nice ocean, warm, sunny and calm. The Ling Cod bite slowed quite a bit (it was very good yesterday) but the Rockfish bit well. We have suspended crabbing again, waiting for it to improve.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or make a reservation on line at www.docksidedepoebay.com

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We continue to observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Deep Water Ling Cod Were On The Bite


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

04/03/2021

The past few days the marine conditions have been really good. Our fleet has been producing excellent catches day after day in the nearshore waters and Friday and Saturday was great for the offshore deep water fishing. We have not been crabbing for a while due to really poor catches. We will try crabbing again Sunday. The marine forecast is good through Friday the 9th.

Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or make a reservation on line at www.docksidedepoebay.com

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


A Perfect Ling


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

03/30/2021

After a couple of days off the water due to rough seas the forecast has straightened up. In fact the forecast looks decent for the coming week and we have space available on most days. Let's go fishing! Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or make a reservation on line at www.docksidedepoebay.com

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


A Perfect Ling


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

03/28/2021

Saturday the Dockside fleet was underway on a fantastic, flat, sunny ocean. The fish started a bit slow but finished strong with great catches for all that participated. We tried crabbing again after giving them a rest for about a week. Unfortunately crabbing remains painfully slow. We were out again today(Sunday) on. a vastly different ocean. As nice as it was Saturday it deteriorated rapidly Sunday into a rainy, choppy, windblown mess. Fishing was good though. It looks like we will be blown out for a couple of days.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Good Ling Cod Snap


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

03/22/2021

We were out fishing today on a bouncy windy ocean. The seas were choppy when they headed out and they stayed that way for the whole trip. The payoff way full blown limits of Rockfish and Ling Cod for everyone. We have suspended crabbing for a while because it has been producing so poorly, definitely not worth the effort at present. The marine forecast looks good through Wednesday, rotten Thursday then improving again Friday and Saturday nearshore.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Another Great Morning Heading To The Fishing Hole


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

03/19/2021

The Dockside fleet was out again Wednesday and fishing was very good. Limits of Ling Cod were caught for everyone including captains and crews. The Rockfish bite was excellent with limits for most fishermen and a great variety as well. Crabbing remains slow. The weather has kept us home for a couple days now but as soon as it lets up we will be back at it.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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Limit Of Ling


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

03/16/2021

The seas settled down enough for the Dockside fleet to get underway again. Not only did it settle down, it was just plain nice. Limit catches of Ling and Rockfish for most everyone, the sun was out, the wind was calm. It was definitely a great day to be fishing. Crabbing remains slow.

The forecast looks good again for Wednesday then we will be getting another front moving in with big swells and wind Thursday through Saturday.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Captain Chris Bore Sighting A Ling Cod


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

03/11/2021

Fishing at Dockside yesterday was absolutely amazing. Smoking Hot would also be an apt description. Everyone limited on Ling Cod and Rockfish. Clients and crew alike and the ocean was user friendly, it had calmed down considerably from previous days. The forecast through Saturday continues to look good.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Double Black Rockfish AND A Hitchhiking Ling at One Time


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

03/08/2021

It has been far too long since we have been out fishing. We haven't had any cooperation from the weather, storm after storm after storm. At long last we are getting a break according to the marine forecast. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are looking very good.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

2021 Halibut Season:

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Saltwater Copepod, You Never Know What You Might Catch


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

02/18/2021

The Surfrider was out fishing today. The conditions started out good but quickly deteriorated. Fortunately the fishing was smoking hot and they finished up early with limits of everything for all on board. Crabbing stunk again, very few were taken. The marine forecast for the next few days also stinks. This time of the year the the weather is variable to the extreme.

ODFW Staff recommended 2021 Pacific Halibut Sport Seasons:

Central Oregon Coast Subarea

Spring All-Depth Season:

Fixed Dates: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and July 1-3.
Back-up Dates (available if quota remains): July 15-17 and July 29-31.
Quota = 172,244 pounds.
For the Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth fixed dates, based on input from last week’s public meeting, the online survey, and anglers calling staff directly, staff are recommending 18 fixed dates, skipping weeks with a morning low tide that is lower than negative two feet. There were some recommendations from the public for a more conservative approach (15 fixed dates instead of 18), though the majority preferred 18 fixed dates. The ODFW staff recommendation is based on trying to balance all of those considerations of opportunity, quota risk, safety, etc.

Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Aug 5-7, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 68,351 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

Nearshore: Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Yellow Tail Rockfish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

02/15/2021

While parts of the state have been getting cold, snow and freezing rain Depoe Bay has been getting big swells high winds out of the south (warm) and prodigious rain. It looks like there is a window of opportunity this Thursday and we do have space available. The last time we got out the bite was excellent on both Ling Cod and Rockfish with limits of fish. Crabbing produced 4 per/person. Thursday looks like the best chance to get out before the next wave...

We will let you know what the all-depth Halibut dates are just as soon as we know. Hopefully by the end of the month.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Inshore Ling


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

02/10/2021

Dockside had two boats out today on an absolutely fantastic ocean. Very little swell, not much wind and fish were biting. They wound up with limits of Rockfish and Ling Cod. The crab action improved too.

The marine forecast from Friday through Tuesday looks challenging to say the least. We can look forward to plenty of wind and waves and cold. (Cold at least for the coast). We are hopeful it will moderate and let us get out.

The 13th and 14th are ODFW free fishing days, no license needed but bag limits still apply.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Very Vermillion


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

02/07/2021

The weather guessers missed the mark this weekend. Saturday was quite choppy and windy, today the wind dropped but the swell was bigger. A 43 foot boat canceled today and a 50 footer went out. It is always disappointing when we have to cancel trips however no one knows their boat better than the skipper. If they don't feel comfortable neither should you. The marine forecast for Monday through Thursday looks favorable, Friday and Saturday not so much. Fishing yesterday was quite good with folks that put in the effort getting limits, crabbing improved somewhat. If you have pictures from your trip you want to share they can be downloaded to our gallery.

You can get more information or make your reservation by calling 541-765-2545 or online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Ling Cod Are Snapping Today!


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

02/04/2021

As I am writing this the Lings are on the bite. One boat is limited on Lings and the other is closing in on a limit. We have space available for tomorrow. Call us PDQ at 541-765-2545 or make a reservation online at www.docksidedepoebay.com to get on board. The first boat was limited on Lings in less than 2 hours after leaving the dock.

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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Black Rockfish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

02/03/2021

The ocean didn't cooperate for us on Tuesday and Wednesday, we weren't able to get trips out. The rest of the week (through Sunday) looks good at this time. We are anxious to get out fishing and we have space available. Give us a call at 541-765-2545 or reserve on line at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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File Photo


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

01/30/2021

Winter relaxed his grip on us long enough to get out Friday but now that grip has clamped down again and will stay that way until Tuesday. The marine forecast is promising through Sunday February 7th. The exception at this time is Friday the 5th but that could moderate between now and then. Fishing yesterday was excellent for
Rockfish with limits for all. Ling Cod started to bite late in the trip so there were some hitting the decks but no where near limits. Crabbing was poor.

Call 541-765-2545 to make a reservation or make yours online at www.docksidedepoebay.com

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols. Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, and common courtesy.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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There Are Smiles Behind The Masks


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

01/27/2021

There is a good window of opportunity for fishing on this Friday. Saturday's forecast doesn't look nearly as good and Sunday is worse. Remember that it is actually winter and our chances to get out on the water are limited so we have to take them when we get them. We have some space available Friday so give us a call at 541-765-2545 or make your reservation online at www.docksidedepoebay.com We were able to get trips out over the weekend, fishing was good for Rockfish with everyone that put in the effort getting their limits. Ling Cod have been off the bite but they have to eat sometime! Crabbing has been improving but we haven't had limit catches on them yet.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



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See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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We Love Days And Catches Like This


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

01/24/2021

Sunday the nearshore conditions were decent and the fishing picked up considerably. Everyone enjoyed limit catches of Rockfish while the Ling Cod remained elusive, only a few were taken. Crabbing can best be defined as fluid. Some days better than others but certainly not red hot.

The marine forecast for the week to come doesn't look promising until Thursday and Friday, possibly Saturday if the wind forecast moderates.

The Dockside Fleet is looking for personnel to fill positions as deckhands. Working as a deckhand can be rewarding for someone who enjoys fishing and the ocean. Applicants must be presentable and personable, able to interact well with the public. Pre-employment and random drug screens are required.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Perfect Size Ling Cod


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

01/22/2021

We have been getting some trips out fishing this week, the weather has finally given us a break. It is important to remember that it is winter here, some days are good for fishing some are good for storm watching. Fishing has been decent although not smoking hot, we have had to work for the fish but it is still worth the effort. Crabbing has been variable from stinky to pretty darn good. Condition of the crab is excellent. There are fishermen out today we will let you know how it turns out.

The Saturday marine weather forecast looks good Sunday leaves much room for improvement, we hope it moderates.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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A Dandy Copper Rockfish


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

01/18/2021

We were able to get out again yesterday on a decent ocean. The Rockfish bit well and a good grade of fish was taken. The Ling Cod bite was slower but a few fishermen took some nice ones home. The crabbing was very slow again. Tuesday the marine forecast is looking good. Not much swell or wind. We have space available so give us a call @ 541-765-2545 or make a reservation on line at www.docksidedepoebay.com

The nearshore marine forecast looks quite good for several days, at least through Saturday. A great opportunity to go fishing.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Big Fish Eat Little Fish (check out the bites amidship)


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

01/17/2021

We have actually been able to get out fishing for a couple of days now. The bite was a little slow Saturday, requiring a good deal of effort to produce fish. The Ling Cod bite was off but good catches of Rockfish were produced. Early reports from this morning indicate an improved bite from yesterday. Crabbing yesterday was stinky. We will see if the catch improves today.

The forecast for Monday is not too good but Tuesday is promising. We have space available, give us a call or reserve online. 541-765-2545 or www.docksidedepoebay.com

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Depoe Bay Channel From Below The Bridge.


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

01/12/2021

We are still getting a large sample of winter marine conditions, the ocean is raging! It looks like we will have a window of opportunity on Sunday the 17th. We haven't any idea what the bite will be like because we haven't been out in some time. If you want to get on board for Sunday give the office a call. At this time the office is open from 9-4 daily.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Still Impressive Swells


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

01/04/2021

We are getting 2021 started with a real rip snorting storm. High winds and seas are forecast to go at least until Wednesday the 13th. We will get trips underway just as soon as things settle down. The online booking service has been disabled until the forecast moderates, so keep checking in with us. We hope everyone has had a safe start to the new year and we continue to be optimistic for the coming season.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


There is a Bell Bouy in that mess!


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

01/02/2021

We are getting 2021 started with a real rip snorting storm. High winds and seas are forecast to go at least until Wednesday the 13th. We will get trips underway just as soon as things settle down. The online booking service has been disabled until the forecast moderates, so keep checking in with us. We hope everyone has had a safe start to the new year and we continue to be optimistic for the coming season.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


We Fish You A Merry Christmas And A Whale Of A New Year


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

12/24/2020

Well here it is Christmas Eve already. We are looking forward to getting back to fishing after Christmas if only the weather would give us a little break. We have to remember that it is indeed winter and storms are the norm. We will be getting some breaks and we look forward to getting trips out. The fish are waiting. Recreational crabbing is open too. This weekend is forecast to be big swell days both Saturday and Sunday Monday and Tuesday look promising though.

We hope you are able to have a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Dockside family. We are looking forward to 2021!

We are still observing all Covid-19 protocols, Masks are Required at all times, physical distancing, reduced passenger loads, limited office access...

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules for the sport groundfish fishery in 2021 (all begin January 1 unless otherwise noted), changes for 2021 in bold:
· Bottomfish depth restriction: 40 fathoms, June 1 – August 31.
· General marine bag limit: 6 fish
o Copper, quillback, and China rockfish: 1 fish sub-bag
o Cabezon: 1 fish sub-bag; opens July 1
· Lingcod: 2 fish bag
· Flatfish: 25 fish bag
· Longleader fishery: 10-fish bag, specified midwater rockfish only; seaward of 40 fm; specified gear; cannot be combined with groundfish or halibut except as noted below
· Longleader fishing allowed after halibut fishing on all-depth halibut trips during the bottomfish depth restriction (June 1 – August 31).
o All fishing with halibut gear on the same trip must be completed before any rockfish are retained.
o Longleader bag limit, gear, and all other rules apply.
o ODFW is developing an informational handout describing this new combined opportunity, which will be posted on our website (paper copies available upon request).
· Descending devices required on all vessels fishing for groundfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when seaward of 30 fathoms



  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Lars Robison Dec 28,1957-Nov 29, 2020


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

12/16/2020

The Surfrider got underway last Saturday for five hours of fishing for Rockfish, Ling Cod and Crab. The bite was slower than expected but they persevered and got the majority of their Rockfish a decent number of Lings and better than a half dozen crab per crabber. We had a trip scheduled on the Surfrider again for this Saturday (the 19th) but the marine forecast is hideous. High winds and high seas will make for an ocean to watch safely but not one we can fish on.
Lincoln County has been moved into the High Risk category. In order for us to be able to run trips we must strictly adhere to the masking and distancing requirements. Masks REQUIRED on and offshore, social distancing and of course common courtesy and most importantly common sense.

Crabbing in the open ocean is open. Add it to your fishing trip for $20. You must also have a shellfish license.

GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE, LEAVE A MESSAGE AT 541-765-2545 WE ARE CHECKING THEM DAILY.




It is with profound sorrow that we must inform you of the passing of our longtime friend and business partner, Lars Robison. Lars battled cancer in 2019, was declared in remission but has succumbed to complications associated with chemotherapy.

Lars was literally born into the charter industry in 1957 (his father Fred owned the Jimco Docks). At age 18 he was the youngest at the time to be issued a Coast Guard masters license. He then bought his first charter boat, the “AHI”. Later he bought the Samson, a boat built by Grandy Yachts of Seattle. He later purchased a 50 foot Delta hulled charter boat also christened Samson. Lars also fished Alaskan waters, fished Dungeness Crab in winter off the Oregon coast and ran charter boats in Hawaii for a period of time.

Lars had a strong sense of civic duty and loved his community. He served 25 years on the Depoe Bay Harbor Commission, a decade on Depoe Bay Near Shore Action Team, many years on ODFW’s Salmon Advisory Committee and volunteered with numerous fisheries committees, management meetings. He made his boat available for Experimental Fisheries Programs and research contracts with ODFW.

Boats were Lars's passion. All boats. He loved to study the designs and construction styles and techniques. He was a walking encyclopedia of maritime knowledge. He could identify a boat instantly, tell who the builder was, what its design and handling characteristics were. He and a brother restored two Century brand vintage mahogany speedboats. A pair of rowboats and a kayak filled out his collection.

Lars founded Dockside with Jim Tate forty one years ago and has been active in the business including owning and operating his own charter boat. Lars experience, knowledge, love of fishing and willingness to be involved made him respected by his peers and fisheries managers.

Forever in our hearts and minds Lars, we wish you fair winds and following seas.

Lars Robison December 28, 1957-November 29, 2020




Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Lars Robison


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

12/07/2020

We are going to have a trip getting underway (weather permitting of course) for five hours fishing and crabbing Saturday. Reservations can be made online only as the office is closed at this time. We still require masks on and offshore, social distancing and of course common courtesy and most of all Common Sense. Let's get through this!

Crabbing in the open ocean is open. Add it to your fishing trip for $20. You must also have a shellfish license.




It is with profound sorrow that we must inform you of the passing of our longtime friend and business partner, Lars Robison. Lars battled cancer in 2019, was declared in remission but has succumbed to complications associated with chemotherapy.

Lars was literally born into the charter industry in 1957 (his father Fred owned the Jimco Docks). At age 18 he was the youngest at the time to be issued a Coast Guard masters license. He then bought his first charter boat, the “AHI”. Later he bought the Samson, a boat built by Grandy Yachts of Seattle. He later purchased a 50 foot Delta hulled charter boat also christened Samson. Lars also fished Alaskan waters, fished Dungeness Crab in winter off the Oregon coast and ran charter boats in Hawaii for a period of time.

Lars had a strong sense of civic duty and loved his community. He served 25 years on the Depoe Bay Harbor Commission, a decade on Depoe Bay Near Shore Action Team, many years on ODFW’s Salmon Advisory Committee and volunteered with numerous fisheries committees, management meetings. He made his boat available for Experimental Fisheries Programs and research contracts with ODFW.

Boats were Lars's passion. All boats. He loved to study the designs and construction styles and techniques. He was a walking encyclopedia of maritime knowledge. He could identify a boat instantly, tell who the builder was, what its design and handling characteristics were. He and a brother restored two Century brand vintage mahogany speedboats. A pair of rowboats and a kayak filled out his collection.

Lars founded Dockside with Jim Tate forty one years ago and has been active in the business including owning and operating his own charter boat. Lars experience, knowledge, love of fishing and willingness to be involved made him respected by his peers and fisheries managers.

Forever in our hearts and minds Lars, we wish you fair winds and following seas.

Lars Robison December 28, 1957-November 29, 2020





Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Lars Robison


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

11/30/2020


It is with profound sorrow that we must inform you of the passing of our longtime friend and business partner, Lars Robison. Lars battled cancer in 2019, was declared in remission but has succumbed to complications associated with chemotherapy.

Lars was literally born into the charter industry in 1957 (his father Fred owned the Jimco Docks). At age 18 he was the youngest at the time to be issued a Coast Guard masters license. He then bought his first charter boat, the “AHI”. Later he bought the Samson, a boat built by Grandy Yachts of Seattle. He later purchased a 50 foot Delta hulled charter boat also christened Samson. Lars also fished Alaskan waters, fished Dungeness Crab in winter off the Oregon coast and ran charter boats in Hawaii for a period of time.

Lars had a strong sense of civic duty and loved his community. He served 25 years on the Depoe Bay Harbor Commission, a decade on Depoe Bay Near Shore Action Team, many years on ODFW’s Salmon Advisory Committee and volunteered with numerous fisheries committees, management meetings. He made his boat available for Experimental Fisheries Programs and research contracts with ODFW.

Boats were Lars's passion. All boats. He loved to study the designs and construction styles and techniques. He was a walking encyclopedia of maritime knowledge. He could identify a boat instantly, tell who the builder was, what its design and handling characteristics were. He and a brother restored two Century brand vintage mahogany speedboats. A pair of rowboats and a kayak filled out his collection.

Lars founded Dockside with Jim Tate forty one years ago and has been active in the business including owning and operating his own charter boat. Lars experience, knowledge, love of fishing and willingness to be involved made him respected by his peers and fisheries managers.

Forever in our hearts and minds Lars, we wish you fair winds and following seas.

Lars Robison December 28, 1957-November 29, 2020






Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Seas Out In Front Of Depoe Bay


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Tuna / Fishing Report:

11/17/2020

We have been experiencing two weeks of fairly big seas and now we are being "frozen" for two weeks starting Wednesday the 18th. We will be looking at the 3rd of December to start booking for Surfrider Saturdays again. Just a reminder, we will not be answering the phone, the office is closed so all Surfrider Saturday bookings must be done on-line @ www.docksidedepoebay.com

The Surfrider will be available for 5 hour Rockfish and Ling Cod trips on Saturdays through November and December. The spots are filling fast so get your name in the hat.(The first Saturday, 11-7-20 is already full). All reservations for those trips must be made in advance and online @ www.docksidedepoebay.com Like all online reservations they must be prepaid and licenses if needed MUST BE PURCHASED before the trip at myodfw.com or a commercial outlet as the Dockside office Will Not be open. All fishermen with a confirmed reservation show up at the boat (moored in slip #1 Dock 3 at check in time, ready to go. Masks are still required. Fillet and VacPac is still available but as always are cash only.

Crabbing in the ocean is closed as of October 15th.


COVID-19 POLICIES:

We have moved into Phase Two of the Covid-19 procedures/policies, subject to change per executive order. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing. Essentially all that has changed is our vessel capacities. Masks/facial coverings are still required.

Our policies are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access. (social distancing)

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has worked diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


There Is A Big Smile Behind That Mask


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

10/31/2020

Today (Saturday) the Dockside fleet erred on the side of caution. The swell was significantly more than forecast so we cancelled todays fishing trips. We are making an effort to salvage the weekend by having fishing available tomorrow. (We were set to close the office for the season Sunday). At this time we do have some space available so give us a call to make your reservation. The forecast for Sunday is significantly better than today.

Dockside Charters will be closing for the season as of November 2, 2020 as we always do, reopening just after Christmas, December 27th.

We are trying something a bit different this year though. The Surfrider will be available for 5 hour Rockfish and Ling Cod trips on Saturdays through November and December. The spots are filling fast so get your name in the hat.(The first Saturday, 11-7-20 is already full). All reservations for those trips must be made in advance and online @ www.docksidedepoebay.com Like all online reservations they must be prepaid and licenses if needed MUST BE PURCHASED before the trip at myodfw.com or a commercial outlet as the Dockside office Will Not be open. All fishermen with a confirmed reservation show up at the boat (moored in slip #1 Dock 3 at check in time, ready to go. Masks are still required. Fillet and VacPac is still available but as always are cash only.

Crabbing in the ocean is closed as of October 15th.


COVID-19 POLICIES:

We have moved into Phase Two of the Covid-19 procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing. Essentially all that has changed is our vessel capacities. Masks/facial coverings are still required.

Our policies are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access. (social distancing)

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has worked diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Wednesdays Efforts Are Being Rewarded


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

10/28/2020

Dockside boats were out again today on a great ocean, no swells, no wind and the sun was even shining. The bite started a little slow but has picked up quite well. The marine forecast through Saturday looks good for the inshore waters, offshore looks windy. We have space available Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call us @ 541-765-2545 or make a reservation on line at www.docksidedepoebay.com

Dockside Charters will be closing for the season as of November 1, 2020 as we always do, reopening just after Christmas, December 27th.

We are trying something a bit different this year though. The Surfrider will be available for 5 hour Rockfish and Ling Cod trips on Saturdays through November and December. The spots are filling fast so get your name in the hat.(The first Saturday, 11-7-20 is already full). All reservations for those trips must be made in advance and online @ www.docksidedepoebay.com Like all online reservations they must be prepaid and licenses if needed MUST BE PURCHASED before the trip at myodfw.com or a commercial outlet as the Dockside office Will Not be open. All fishermen with a confirmed reservation show up at the boat (moored in slip #1 Dock 3 at check in time, ready to go. Masks are still required. Fillet and VacPac is still available but as always are cash only.

Crabbing in the ocean is closed as of October 15th.


COVID-19 POLICIES:

We have moved into Phase Two of the Covid-19 procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing. Essentially all that has changed is our vessel capacities. Masks/facial coverings are still required.

Our policies are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access. (social distancing)

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has worked diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Who Doesn't Like Ling Cod


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

10/26/2020

Fishing was great today, we had early limits of Rockfish and a good number of Ling Cod hitting the deck too plus the ocean was flat and nice although a bit cool early. The marine forecast looks good and fishable for the nearshore waters through the weekend.

Dockside Charters will be closing for the season as of November 1, 2020 as we always do, reopening just after Christmas. We are trying something a bit different this year though. The Surfrider will be available for 5 hour Rockfish and Ling Cod trips on Saturdays through November and December. All reservations for those trips must be made in advance and online @ www.docksidedepoebay.com Like all online reservations they must be prepaid and licenses if needed must be purchased before the trip at myodfw.com or a commercial outlet as the Dockside office Will Not be open. All fishermen with a confirmed reservation show up at the boat on Dock 3 at check in time, ready to go.

Crabbing in the ocean is closed as of October 15th.

Coho Salmon has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

We have moved into Phase Two of the Covid-19 procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing. Essentially all that has changed is our vessel capacities. Masks/facial coverings are still required.

Our policies are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access. (social distancing)

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has worked diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Catch O The Day


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

10/22/2020

Another good day to fish with Dockside Charters. Good fishing so far on Rockfish and Lings, the conditions are sunny though a bit cool and a fairly gentle swell. We are looking forward to a good weekend on the water.

Dockside Charters will be closing for the season as of November 1, 2020 as we always do reopening just after Christmas. We are trying something a bit different this year though. The Surfrider will be available for 5 hour Rockfish and Ling Cod trips on Saturdays through November and December. All reservations for those trips must one made in advance and online @ www.docksidedepoebay.com Like all online reservations they must be prepaid and licenses if needed must be purchased before the trip at myodfw.com or a commercial outlet as the Dockside office Will Not be open. All fishermen with a confirmed reservation show up at the boat at check in time, ready to go.

Crabbing in the ocean is closed as of October 15th.

Coho Salmon has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

We have moved into Phase Two of the Covid-19 procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing. Essentially all that has changed is our vessel capacities. Masks/facial coverings are still required.

Our policies are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access. (social distancing)

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has worked diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Perfect Size Ling


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

10/17/2020

The Dockside fleet was on the water again today. The conditions were decent and the catch was good too. Limits of Rockfish for everyone and quite a few Lings. It wasn't a smoking hot bite but good and steady throughout the day. We do have a few spots left on a Deep Water Ling trip Monday (8Hr). At this time the forecast looks good.

Crabbing in the ocean is closed as of October 15th.

Coho Salmon has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

We have moved into Phase Two of the Covid-19 procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing. Essentially all that has changed is our vessel capacities. Masks/facial coverings are still required.

Our policies are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access. (social distancing)

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has worked diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


44" Ling That Was Hanging On A 25" Ling (got em both)


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

10/11/2020

Friday was a good day on the water. The nearshore waters were fishable Friday but the offshore waters were not user friendly. But bottom inshore fishing was darn good as evidenced by the picture. Limits of Rockfish and excellent catches of Ling Cod. Crabbing has been good, well worth doing but remember crabbing in the ocean closes October 15th.

The marine forecast is sketchy for several days, things should straighten up by Wednesday or Thursday.

Coho Salmon has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

We have moved into Phase Two of the Covid-19 procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing. Essentially all that has changed is our vessel capacities. Masks/facial coverings are still required.

Our policies are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access. (social distancing)

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has worked diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


First Ling Cod


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

10/03/2020

The Dockside Fleet headed out this morning onto good seas with just a little chop on them. The boats fishing inshore did well with limits or near limits of Rockfish and a few Ling Cod for good measure. Crabbing averaged 4-5 per person.

One boat was offshore today but was forced back inshore as conditions deteriorated where they finished the day.

Coho Salmon has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

We have moved into Phase Two of the Covid-19 procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing. Essentially all that has changed is our vessel capacities. Masks/facial coverings are still required.

Our policies are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access. (social distancing)

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has worked diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


The Spouting Horns Have Been Turned On For A Couple Days


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/29/2020

Rough weather has kept us in port for a couple of days but the forecast has moderated and things are looking good through Friday at least. Before the weather turned we were enjoying good fishing, but the crabbing dropped off quite a bit. It is still worthwhile though.

We have some space available for Halibut Friday the 2nd. Call and get signed up. ODFW is still allowing retention of incidental catches of Rockfish and Ling Cod.

Coho Salmon has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

We have moved into Phase Two of the Covid-19 procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing. Essentially all that has changed is our vessel capacities. Masks/facial coverings are still required.

Our policies are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access. (social distancing)

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Deep H2O Ling Cod


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/22/2020

Deep Water Ling Cod fishermen really had to work today. There were some really nice Lings taken but not limits. The Rockfish they got (limits) were really bombers though. They were an excellent grade.

The nearshore boats raked em in today also. They had a very good Rockfish bite with some Ling Cod thrown in for good measure. Crabbing was good also. Today (Tuesday) looks to be the last day on the water for a while, tomorrows forecast calls for wind gusting to 40 knots and swells up to 15 feet. Then Thursday the trend continues.

Coho Salmon has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Check Out The Injury This Quillback Survived


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/18/2020

The picture shows how tough life is because big fish eat little fish. The Dockside fleet headed out on a really flat ocean today and the fishing was darned good. Limits or near limits of Rockfish and good catches of Lings for good measure. Crabbing has been darned good and the condition of the crab is good too, it is well worthwhile.

The halibut fishermen got their fish yesterday and a bunch of bonus fish too (Rockfish and Lings).

Coho Salmon has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Hitchhiking Ling Cod


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/17/2020

Our Air Quality Index is well into the green Safe Zone. The change in wind direction and increased humidity has helped scour out the smoke locally and has continued help the fire fighters combating the Kimberling Mountain-Echo Mountain wildfires that have been impacting our communities. The forecast for rain should help even more. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those that have suffered losses from the fires. Highway 18 through the Otis area has been reopened. Evacuation orders for the Otis have been moderated allowing residents access is some areas.

We are getting fishing trips out on a daily basis. We are still observing our Covid-19 policies of course. Fishing has been quite good for Bottom Fish. The weekend trips produced well too. Crabbing continues to be good. The deep water Ling trips have not produced as expected, very disappointing to be sure.

Coho Salmon has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Back To Fog Not Smog


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/14/2020

Thankfully our Air Quality Index is at 53, well into the green Safe Zone. The change in wind direction and increased humidity has helped scour out the smoke locally and has helped the fire fighters combating the Kimberling Mountain-Echo Mountain wildfires that have been impacting our communities. The forecast for rain should help even more. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those that have suffered losses from the fires. Highway 18 through the Otis area continues to be closed.

We are getting fishing trips out on a daily basis. We are still observing our Covid-19 policies of course. Fishing has been quite good for Bottom Fish. The weekend trips produced well too. Crabbing continues to be good.

Sadly Coho has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Yet Another Tiger Stripe Rockfish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/10/2020

Air quality advisories and highways closed due to wildfires kept us home again today. The air quality yesterday was extreme, as high as it gets, today the rating was down to "Unhealthy". The wind should scour out the smoke Friday afternoon, we are going to shoot for getting boats out Saturday.

We have space for Halibut fishermen Saturday. ODFW has announced that retention of ground fish will be allowed on all-depth Halibut. They may be retained on our boats as incidental catch, we will not be targeting them.


Sadly Coho has closed for 2020. The quota was taken in the first two days of the non-selective season.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.





Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available:

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : currently no retention of China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish or Cabezon. General Marine bag limit seven rockfish and two Ling Cod over 22 inches.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


9:00 AM Tuesday In Depoe Bay


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/08/2020

We were unable to fish or whale watch today due to extremely poor air quality, high winds and the fact that some of our personnel were forced to evacuate their homes. We have also cancelled Wednesdays trips as well for all the same reasons. The smoke plume that we are inundated by extends 250 miles to sea! Things should turn around by Thursday. Hasn't 2020 been great? In truth we are thankful we haven't been impacted more.

ODFW announced this afternoon the closure of the Non-Selective Coho Salmon season for the remainder of the year. It is amazing how quickly we caught the 2020 quota of fish.

ODFW has announced that retention of ground fish will be allowed on all-depth Halibut. They may be retained on our boats as incidental catch, we will not be targeting them.

ODFW has announced that recreational bottom fish opens to all depths September 1. During days open to both all-depth bottom fish and all-depth halibut anglers may retain both on the same trip.

ODFW announced a change in Groundfish bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero. Cabezon continue to be closed for the year.

The Dockside Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


First Tiger Stripe Rockfish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

09/03/2020

The Dockside fleet headed out today on an ocean that was much nicer than yesterday (which was rough). The fish bit better too. Not a huge number of Lings but the Rockfish bit well. Crabbing for most boats was very good.

We have boats headed out for Halibut fishing tomorrow as well as some Long Leader and nearshore bottom fishing. Tomorrow is also the opening day of the non-selective Salmon season (open only Friday- Saturday), we will let you know how it all goes.

ODFW has announced that retention of ground fish will be allowed on all-depth Halibut. They may be retained on our boats as incidental catch, we will not be targeting them.

The conditions offshore continue to keep the Tuna pushed far out of range. The north winds just keep blowing. Grrrr.

ODFW has announced that recreational bottom fish opens to all depths September 1. During days open to both all-depth bottom fish and all-depth halibut anglers may retain both on the same trip.

The Coho season is closed. It will open up for non-selective September 4th and will be open each Friday-Saturday through September or until the quota is reached. Non-selective means any fish you get to the boat of legal length is yours to keep. Revised quota of 4,650 for the non-selective fishery.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Dockside Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.



Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


The Ling Cod Was No Match For This Marine


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/30/2020

Bottom fishing was good today. The morning trips struggled on rockfish but came within just a few fish of getting them all. The Ling Cod snapped good. Crab counts have dropped off a little bit but it is still worthwhile. On the subject of crabbing, each person involved in crabbing must be involved in pulling the pots. If the deck hands pull the pots they are eating crab...

We have space available for Halibut on Friday September 4th. ODFW has announced that retention of ground fish will be allowed on all-depth Halibut. They may be retained on our boats as incidental catch, we will not be targeting them.

The conditions offshore continue to keep the Tuna pushed far out of range. The north winds just keep blowing. Grrrr.

ODFW has announced that recreational bottom fish opens to all depths September 1. During days open to both all-depth bottom fish and all-depth halibut anglers may retain both on the same trip.

The Coho season is closed. It will open up for non-selective September 4th and will be open each Friday-Saturday through September or until the quota is reached. Non-selective means any fish you get to the boat of legal length is yours to keep. Revised quota of 4,650 for the non-selective fishery.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Dockside Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


A Fine Kettle O Fish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/27/2020

Rockfish and Ling Cod bit well for the Dockside fleet today. Ling Cod were about one per rod and most folks limited on Rockfish as well. Crab counts continue to be strong. On the subject of crabbing, each person involved in crabbing must be involved in pulling the pots. If the deck hands pull the pots they are eating crab...

The conditions offshore continue to keep the Tuna pushed far out of range. The north winds just keep blowing. Grrrr.

ODFW has announced that recreational bottom fish opens to all depths September 1. During days open to both all-depth bottom fish and all-depth halibut anglers may retain both on the same trip.

The Coho season is closed. It will open up for non-selective September 4th and will be open each Friday-Saturday through September or until the quota is reached. Non-selective means any fish you get to the boat of legal length is yours to keep. Revised quota of 4,650 for the non-selective fishery.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Dockside Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

There have been two more additions to the All-Depth Halibut openers. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug 1. Get your name in the hat early, we have had really good results with fish on the majority of trips for all fishermen.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, they are not optional they are required, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Ling Cod Snapped Good


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/25/2020

The Dockside fleet headed out on a very nice ocean this morning. Initially the bite was a little slow but they kept at it and ended up well. Not a limit catch day for all but decent catches and some very nice Ling Cod came to the boats. Crabbing was very good for most while others crabbing in a different area did poorly by comparison.

The Coho season is closed. It will open up for non-selective September 4th and will be open each Friday-Saturday through September or until the quota is reached. Non-selective means any fish you get to the boat of legal length is yours to keep.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

There have been two more additions to the All-Depth Halibut openers. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug 1. Get your name in the hat early, we have had really good results with fish on the majority of trips for all fishermen and a very good grade at that. After Sept 1st retention of Ling Cod and Rockfish will be allowed with Halibut.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


What A Great Start To The Day


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/22/2020

We had to scrub our Halibut trips offshore again (due to icky weather) and the Tuna are out of reasonable range. Too much boat riding and not enough time for fishing. On the upside bottom fishing continues to produce well, not a great deal of Ling Cod action but Rockfish are doing well. Crab numbers and quality continue to be good.

The Coho season is closed. It will open up for non-selective September 4th and will be open each Friday-Saturday through September or until the quota is reached. Non-selective means any fish you get to the boat of legal length is yours to keep.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

There have been two more additions to the All-Depth Halibut openers. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug 1. Get your name in the hat early, we have had really good results with fish on the majority of trips for all fishermen and a very good grade at that.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.


Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Long Leader Action Was Great Today


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/18/2020

Bottom fishing was good today. Just a few Rockfish short of limits for some folks but an excellent Ling bite, more than one per rod. Crabbing produced limit catches.

The marine conditions were as good as we could wish for hardly a swell and very little wind. Fog was the only down side.

The Long Leader trip produced many limit catches, the ocean was great and the fog cleared off 17 miles offshore. Crabbing was solid.

The Coho season is closed for hatchery fish. It will open up for non-selective September 4th and will be open each Friday-Saturday through September or until the quota is reached.

Halibut is open this Thursday-Friday-Saturday. Still plenty of quota left.

Still no good Tuna news. Only a few fish being taken, well past the range we can travel to.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

There have been two more additions to the All-Depth Halibut openers. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug 1. Get your name in the hat early, we have had really good results with fish on the majority of trips for all fishermen and a very good grade at that.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


A Very Big Tiger Stripe Rockfish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/14/2020

The Rockfish and Ling Cod bite has slowed down somewhat. We have still been getting good numbers of fish but limits have been difficult. The Cabezon quota has been reached and is closed for the year. Crabbing numbers have dropped off a little also, but is still very much worthwhile.

Salmon (coho) has been up and down, we have had days with very good action and little retention (they must be fin-clipped fish) and then some days with very little action. The selective salmon season closes Sunday the 16th. The non-selective salmon season opens September 4th and 5th (Friday-Saturday) then each Friday-Saturday until the quota is taken or the 30th of September.

All-depth Halibut fishing is coming up again the 20th, 21st and 22nd.

As for Tuna They has moved a little closer but not in great numbers yet and they remain out of reasonable range.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


First Fish Of The Day!


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/09/2020

The ocean was a bit cranky today due to plenty of wind and a building swell. Inspire of the conditions being marginal the fish bit well. Good counts on Rockfish and a few Ling Cod. Crabbing was excellent.

Coho fishing started off with gusto, a 19 pound Chinook and a great grade of Coho hit the deck. The ocean was cranky offshore making the conditions difficult to fish. We had a number of drive bys that were on and gone, several Coho with one fin too many and that pretty well sums up the trip.

Reports from commercial boats put Tuna way out of range.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

There have been two more additions to the All-Depth Halibut openers. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug 1. Get your name in the hat early, we have had really good results with fish on the majority of trips for all fishermen and a very good grade at that.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

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Surfrider Charging Hard


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/06/2020

In the last two days the Coho bite has improved quite a bit. Yesterday morning and again today the Coho boats had more than one per rod, some folks limited.

Todays All Depth Halibut boat got all it's fish although it took most of the day to do it.

Rockfish and Ling Cod snapped well today. Limit catches of Rockfish and good catches of Ling as well. Crabbing continues to be quite good.

Tuna reports continue to be sketchy.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

There have been two more additions to the All-Depth Halibut openers. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug 1. Get your name in the hat early, we have had really good results with fish on the majority of trips for all fishermen and a very good grade at that.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



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The SurfRider Underway For Depoe Bay


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
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Tuna / Fishing Report:

08/01/2020

At long last the SurfRider has arrived in Depoe Bay. After a months long refit she is as fine a Delta charter boat as you will find. Virtually every aspect of the boat has been renewed, repaired, repainted and fitted out with the latest electronics package on the market. Owned and operated by Tyler Turner this is the culmination of a long time dream. Tyler has long been accustomed to overcoming challenges throughout his life. A spinal injury at age 19 resulted in paraplegia. He has gone on to become the first ever (and to date only) paraplegic to be issued a 100 ton masters license by the Coast Guard. He has worked for years in tandem with his father on the charter boat Tacklebuster gaining the respect of the fleet as a safe, successful operator and expert fisherman. He is a husband and the father of two daughters and has now added boat owner to his list of accomplishments. Tyler lives his life with the philosophy of "No Compromise". The SurfRider is chartering for all aspects of our fisheries as well as Whale Watching. A strong addition to the Dockside Fleet, like all the boats in our fleet, setting the standard for the industry. Don't miss your opportunity to go out on the SurfRider.

The SurfRider is out today on her inaugural Halibut trip, no report yet.

The bottom fish trips had limits of Rockfish, the Ling Cod bite was slow. Crabbing continues to be very good.

Marine conditions today are outrageously good. Small swells and very little wind. A great day to be open the water.

We have not had any Salmon boats out for a few days, so no valid update.

The latest reports on Tuna still put them out of range at present.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

There have been two more additions to the All-Depth Halibut openers. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug 1. Get your name in the hat early, we have had really good results with fish on the majority of trips for all fishermen and a very good grade at that.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW dates and quotas for Halibut.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


Happy Fishermen On A Great Ocean


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/30/2020

Fishing today for Rockfish and was scratchy at best but we are tenacious. We kept at it and were able to produce some decent catches. Thankfully the ocean was user friendly as can be. Crabbing continues to be good.

The Halibut fishermen did well today. Everyone got their fish including the crew. The grade was mixed but the big fish of the day was 52 inches, over 68 pounds. It was caught by a first time fisherman who said it was "a whole lot of work".

Salmon fishing continues to be slow. We had a boat out today that had only a few fish on and they were not able to bring one to the boat.
Will it get better? We just don't know.

Tuna are still out of range. We are watching diligently and will let you know when they get closer.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

There have been two more additions to the All-Depth Halibut openers. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug 1. Get your name in the hat early, we have had really good results with fish on the majority of trips for all fishermen and a very good grade at that.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW recommended dates for Halibut. Dates have still not been formally adopted. Typically The recommended dates are adopted.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.



Daily Fishing Report (Historical)

"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"


39 Inch Ling Cod On The Outer Limits


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
"THE FISHERMAN'S CHOICE"

Tuna / Fishing Report:

07/29/2020

Although it started out foggy today the seas were calm with not very much wind, kind of surprising considering the heat inland. Our fleet was out after Rockfish and Ling Cod. The bite was slow even though there were significant scoops of fishing showing they were slow to bite. At the end of the trips we ended up with decent catches and a few remarkable fish (see the picture). The fish bit better in the afternoon. Crabbing continues to be good.

No Salmon report, no boats have been out for several days.

Thursday in another All-Depth Halibut opener. We have room for two walk-ins in the morning. $260.00 each 05:00 check-in.

Tuna continue to be pushed offshore by the current weather events. When we get a change in the weather they should move back in range.

ODFW announced a change in bag limits and species retention. Effective 7-20-20 the Rockfish bag limit has been raised to 7 per person per day from the previous 5. Retention of any of the nearshore complex of Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish is now zero.

The Online Reservation Service has been reactivated for your convenience.

There have been two more additions to the All-Depth Halibut openers. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug 1. Get your name in the hat early, we have had really good results with fish on the majority of trips for all fishermen and a very good grade at that.

COVID-19 POLICIES:

In order to meet the Governor's criteria for Phase One re-opening we have implementing a number of new procedures/policies. Please pay close attention, these are the things that will keep us fishing.

They are as follows:

If anyone is symptomatic stay home, but call us and let us know.

Call the day before your trip to make sure there are no last minute changes.

Limited office access.

All trips must be PRE-PAID. It is very helpful to have a FISHING LICENSE and any required tags prior to arrival. Available at myodfw.com

Limited passenger loads.

Please arrive as close as possible to your check-in time. This minimizes congestion onshore.

Social Distancing onboard and shoreside closely monitored.

Masks required onboard and onshore, if you need to take it off, sit in your car. BRING YOUR OWN MASK. We do have masks available for those who do not have one in our office for $1 each. This is not optional, due to the Governor's latest executive order.

Restricted cabin access.

No Coffee will be provided due to restricted cabin access, if you like bring your own beverages and snacks.

Foul weather gear recommended due to restricted cabin access. (no crowding in the cabin)

We want everyone to come and enjoy fishing with us. In order for us to resume operations and keep the doors open we depend on your cooperation with all the new policies. They are not optional, they are required.

Dockside Charters has been working diligently to develop Standard Operating Procedures that will allow us to resume operations while safeguarding our clients, captains, crews and shoreside personnel. What that means is paying special attention to: social distancing, PPE, sanitation, reduced passenger loads, limited office access, eliminating bottleneck areas that cause crowding and any other issues that may impact our ability to provide the service that you have become accustom to.

We have resuming operations with the understanding that we are doing so in a safe, responsible manner.

Season Info:

Seasonal info will be posted as it becomes available.

Here are the ODFW recommended dates for Halibut. Dates have still not been formally adopted. Typically The recommended dates are adopted.

Spring All Depth: 171,103 pounds

May 21,22,23 May 28,29,30

June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20

July 9,10,11 Back up dates if quota remains July 23,24,25

Summer All Depth: 67,898 pounds

Aug 6,7,8 then every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 31 or the quota is caught

Nearshore Season: Quota = 32,591 pounds Open May 1, seven days a week, inside the 40 fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct, 31


2020 sport bottom fish : new sub-bag limit of one China, Copper or Quillback Rockfish. General Marine bag limit remains five rockfish and two Ling Cod.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September. This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon. Coho minimum length of 16”.


  1. Gift Certificates Available. They are great for the Fishermen on your list!
See our Whale Watching report and Current Tuna / Fishing Reports here. You'll want to keep up on the Tuna season.