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Check Out The Injury This Quillback Survived


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS

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”.


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Hitchhiking Ling Cod


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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”.


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Back To Fog Not Smog


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS

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”.


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Yet Another Tiger Stripe Rockfish


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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”.


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9:00 AM Tuesday In Depoe Bay


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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”.


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First Tiger Stripe Rockfish


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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”.


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The Ling Cod Was No Match For This Marine


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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”.


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A Fine Kettle O Fish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS

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”.


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Ling Cod Snapped Good


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS

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”.


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What A Great Start To The Day


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS

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”.


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