• Fishing Report: June 14, 2013

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  • COASTWIDE - Sharp winds forecast for today should wane over the weekend, with 5-foot seas that should appease saltwater anglers looking for everything from salmon and rockfish to lingcod and halibut.
    Many of those heading out will look to double-dip with chinook salmon and black rockfish, which should be plentiful. Chinook salmon fishing has picked up along on the South Coast, and catches should improve as the summer goes on.
    The marine aggregate limit in Oregon is seven rockfish a day. No cabezon may be kept until July. The lingcod limit is two a day with a 22-inch minimum, and that is separate from the marine aggregate.
    It should be another decent weekend for bay crabbing, although lots of smaller crabs have been in the catch of late, and south coast crabs have started molting earlier than normal, so meat densities are light.
    Clammers don't have any good minus tides to work in the immediate future, but some bay digging could be OK.
    All shellfish harvesting, including mussels, is open along the Oregon Coast.
    BROOKINGS - The ocean salmon season has started to pick up as chinook move closer to shore. Heavy winds are forecast for today, but look for winds to die down tonight. The limit is two chinook a day. Many ocean anglers are jigging for lingcod and black rockfish, because both of them were doing very well before the latest high seas. A few early-season halibut have been caught, as well.
    Surfperch fishing has picked up. Catch them on bright streamer flies, clam necks, mussels or plastic imitation crayfish.
    GOLD BEACH - Surfperch fishing will pick up after the winds abate. Bottomfishing effort has been light because of rough seas and a gnarly bar.
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