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  • Fishing Report: Nov. 30, 2012

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  • COASTWIDE - A hazardous seas warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday, and it doesn't look much better after that. Fifteen-foot seas and 25-knot winds are forecast through the weekend, putting a damper on yet another weekend.
    The ocean reopens Saturday to sport crabbing, but the commercial season has been delayed until Dec. 15 to ensure good meat quality in the Dungeness.
    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.
    Dungeness crab catches have plummeted this week thanks to heavy inflows of fresh water into bays. Look for poor bay crabbing conditions well into next week.
    GOLD BEACH - Rain and wind has blown the bay fishery away for now as well as in the stretches upriver of the estuary. Perch fishing has been poor.
    BROOKINGS - Bay effort is nonexistent because of high water levels in the Chetco River until next week.
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