Central OR Coast Nearshore Halibut Season to Close 11:59 pm Sunday, July 30

The Central Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.) recreational Pacific halibut season will be closing at 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 30. The quota is anticipated to be met at that time.

Total landings through July 23 have been 26,073 pounds, leaving 2,824 pounds of the 28,897 quota remaining. There was 3,247 pounds landed last week (July 17-23), and 6,453 pounds the previous week (July 10-16). The average weight of landed fish last week was approximately 25 pounds round weight which is a bit down from the season average of 27-28 pounds round weight. Success rates last week averaged about 25% (2.5 fish for every 10 angler trips), which is just a little bit less than the season average of 30% (3 fish for every 10 angler trips).

Central Oregon Coast Summer All-Depth Season: Opens Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5. If additional quota remains, the season can be open every other Friday and Saturday until October 31, or quota attainment.

Note: the 2nd potential opening, August 18 and 19, is the weekend just prior to the Monday, August 21 eclipse. Lincoln County, Oregon (ports of Depoe Bay and Newport) is in the path of the eclipse, and it is anticipated that there will be many more visitors to the county than on an normal summer weekend (5-10 times as many). Additional information from Lincoln County on the eclipse can be found at: http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement/page/total-solar-eclipse-august-21-2017

Southern Oregon Subarea: This fishery remains open with 9,058 pounds remaining on the allocation. This fishery is open 7 days per week until October 31, or quota attainment.


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About Kent Cannon

My passion is fishing and hunting as well as traveling throughout the Northwest and writing about those adventures. I was separated from my job a few years ago due to the still ongoing economic downturn. I had spent years working, focusing on things that really were not near and dear to my heart all the while scrambling and climbing to what I perceived as the top. I of course did not realize what I was doing, because I was caught up in the moment, focusing on what I thought was the American dream. Crashing and pushing ever forward like a Lemming headed for a cliff, oblivious the world around me. I was more than a little bitter over loosing my job; it was a good job as far as jobs go and I was making a lot of money so I could live according to the manner in which I wanted to be accustomed. In the process of trying to find another job in an unfavorable economic climate I found something that I had left behind many years ago. I found me! That is how and why I started this website, looking for myself and sharing things that I found along the way. Even though I am older now, suffering a little from arthritis and my hair is now somewhat graying I still have fire in my belly for the next adventure. The more that I seek out my next adventure, the more excited I become!

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