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The Ling Cod Answered The Bat Signal


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS

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



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Great Copper Rockfish


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS

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



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Headed To The Fishing Hole


DOCKSIDE CHARTERS

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!

Book your trip NOW!

Tuna / Fishing Report Archive (Previous 200 Reports)