• Fishing Report: Nov. 9, 2011

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  • COASTWIDE - The near-shore Pacific halibut fishery is over for the year along the Oregon Coast.
    A small-craft advisory remains in effect through tonight, followed by a weekend of 15-knot winds and marginal seas that likely will keep most of the recreational fleet at bay.
    The ocean is now off-limits to sport crabbing through November. Sport and commercial crabbing are set to resume in the ocean Dec. 1. Dungeness crab catches have been good in bays statewide, with boaters faring better than dock crabbers.
    The largest minus tide sequence of the fall comes in the upcoming week, with some excellent afternoon clamming tides.
    The marine aggregate limit in Oregon is seven rockfish a day, and no cabezon may be kept for the rest of 2012. The lingcod limit is two a day with a 22-inch minimum, and that is separate from the marine aggregate.
    GOLD BEACH - Rain and cooler weather have caused most of the coho and chinook to move upstream, and it's turned the bay fishery off. A few Indian Creek fish remain near the creek mouth. Wild chinook may be kept but not wild coho. Anchovies with chartreuse spinner blades have been best. A few Indian Creek chinook remain in the mix.
    BROOKINGS - Bay effort has slowed now that the main river upstream of river mile 2.2 is open and is fishing very well for fall chinook.
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