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  • Fishing Report: Jan. 11, 2013

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  • COASTWIDE - This week's hazardous seas will start to settle down Sunday and Monday, but 15-knot winds are still in the forecast and that should chase any January jiggers away from bottomfishing spots.
    The marine aggregate limit in Oregon is seven rockfish a day, and no cabezon may be kept until July. Retention of cabezon is allowed July 1 through Sept. 30. The lingcod limit is two a day with a 22-inch minimum, and that is separate from the marine aggregate.
    The ocean is open to sport and commercial crabbers. Dungeness crab catches been good in bays, and look for good crabbing conditions next week after river flows subside.
    The Oregon Department of Agriculture closed mussel harvesting from the Columbia River to the California border because of elevated levels of paralytic shellfish toxin. All other shellfish harvesting is open from the Columbia River to the California border.
    Eating whole, recreationally harvested scallops is not recommended, however. Coastal scallops are not affected by toxin closures when only the adductor muscle is eaten. If you don't know what an adductor muscle is, don't eat scallops.
    GOLD BEACH - Very little ocean and bay activity has occurred out of Gold Beach recently.
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