Fishing Report: Friday, April 29

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: The ocean should be windy and bumpy but fishable this weekend based on weather and wave forecasts. Look for winds up to 20 knots off the South Coast and swells up to six feet Friday, giving way to 15-knot winds and six-foot swells Saturday. Sunday looks best, with 15-knot winds and five-foot swells.
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Fishing Report: Friday, April 22

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: A small-craft advisory that has been on the books the past two days will give way today to some bumpy weekend water along the South Coast. Winds today will increase to 20 knots, and 4-foot wind waves will be matched with 6-foot swells for a lumpy ocean. Saturday will bring 10-knot winds and 11-foot swells, followed Sunday by 15-knot winds and 10-foot swells. That could lead to some early-morning rockfish fishing for those with.....

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Fishing Report: Friday, April 15

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Ocean anglers took a hit this week when Wednesday and Thursday storms roiled near-shore waters and high winds battered the coast. No advisories were issued Thursday for this weekend, so that's a start. But 15-knot winds and 11-foot swells are forecast for today out of Brookings, then 10-knot winds and seven-foot swells through the weekend. That could lead to some early morning rockfish fishing for those with larger boats...

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Fishing Report: Friday, April 8

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Ocean anglers enjoyed excellent bottomfishing success this past week, and conditions should be good enough to keep hitting the water in the morning for great mixes of lingcod and black rockfish, with the occasional vermilion tossed in for good measure.

Limits of lings and rockfish are coming in daily from Coos Bay and Brookings, with the occasional trip heading out of Gold Beach. Water conditions are forecast to be...

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Fishing Report: Friday, April 1

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Ocean anglers have enjoyed excellent bottomfishing success this week as bluebird days on the ocean translate into limits of lingcod and black rockfish out of ports such as Brookings and Coos Bay. Black, white and red jigs have been most productive. The ocean out of South Coast ports are expected to see 5-knot winds and pretty calm seas today and Saturday, then up a hair but still very manageable Sunday. These are the kinds....

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Fishing report: Friday, March 25

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Ocean anglers have been stuck in port thinking about lingcod, and a small-craft advisory that runs through this evening will have them dreaming a while longer. The 15-knot afternoon winds are expected to bring 12-foot swells, so there won't be much interest in crossing the bar until Saturday, when things are forecast to die down to five-knot winds and six-foot swells. Those swells would be good for jigging for lingcod in...

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Fishing Report: Friday, March 18

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Ocean anglers who were getting after lingcod earlier in the week have given way to a small-craft advisory that began Thursday and runs through today, with 10-knot winds and five-foot swells forecast off Brookings. That's not bad compared to the rest of the state, but the advisory will remain. Saturday will see five-knot winds and nine-foot swells, with winds Sunday ramping up to 25 knots and wind waves kicking up to seven.....

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Fishing Report: Friday, March 11

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Surly seas certainly stymie salt fishers, who have a better chance of spitting their coffee while reading this aloud than getting a chance to ocean fish this weekend. Today's 10-knot winds and troublesome seven-foot mixed swells are the best forecasts for the weekend, with 45-knot gusts and 10-foot swells forecast for Saturday. Not to be outdone, Sunday brings 25-knot winds and 21-foot swells. Stormwatchers need to be very....

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Fishing Report: Friday, March 4

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: The ocean is becoming its surly self again, with hazardous seas today giving way to gale-wind warnings Saturday and a storm watch Sunday. Today will see 20-knot winds and 17-foot swells. No fishing today.

When the water does calm down, lingcod are spawning and aggressive. Anglers can keep up to one canary rockfish as part of the seven-fish bottomfishing aggregate limit, but anglers should release canaries to ensure the...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Feb. 26

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Though a small-craft advisory is forecast to dissipate this morning, South Coast anglers will still see plenty of wind and swells through the weekend. Today's winds are forecast to be up to 20 knots, with 8-foot swells, followed Saturday by five-knot winds and 11-foot swells. Sunday looks to bring 20-knot winds and 13-foot swells. Today calls for 35-knot winds and 17-foot swells, and that will have everyone looking inland.....

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Fishing Report: Friday, Feb. 19

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Though a gale warning is forecast to dissipate this morning, South Coast anglers will still see 35-knot winds and 17-foot swells on the water today, and that will have everyone looking inland for their fishing pleasures. Saturday is better, with five-knot winds expected, but the swells are forecast to be 13-footers. Sunday calls for light winds and 12-foot swells, and that might entice a few to head out after lingcod that.....

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Fishing Report: Friday, Feb. 12

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Another weekend of small-craft advisories will plague South Coast ocean anglers itching to get back on the water for what will be excellent bottomfishing for black rockfish and lingcod. Fifteen-knot winds and 14-foot swells are forecast for today, followed by five-knot winds and 13-foot swells Saturday. Sunday will see 15-knot winds but swells down to nine-footers.

Cabezon are off the table for ocean anglers through.....

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Fishing Report: Friday, Feb. 5

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: We're hitting rewind on the South Coast-conditions report yet again, where a mix of winds and swells continue to turn anglers into stormwatchers. It starts today with 25-knot winds and 10-foot swells and the requisite gale warning into the evening, followed Saturday by five-knot winds and 10-foot swells and rain. Sunday is expected to see a bit of a break at five-knot winds and seven-foot swells. No other advisories for...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Jan. 29

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: This weekend's ocean anglers will once again be transformed into stormwatchers as yet another series of storms hit the coast. It starts today with 25-knot winds and 17-foot swells, followed Saturday by 10-knot winds and 15-foot swells. Sunday sees a bit of a break at 15-knot winds and 10-foot swells, but that's still more than enough to separate a man from his breakfast in short order. No advisories for the weekend...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Jan. 22

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Fishing Report: Friday, Jan. 15

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: This weekend's ocean conditions will be better observed from high on land than on the water. Today's forecast of 15- to 25-knot winds and wind waves of up to 12 feet will be the calmest of the weekend. Saturday is predicted to see 30-knot winds and 11-foot swells out of Brookings, and Sunday's forecast is for gusts of up to 55 knots and swells up to 19 feet.

Cabezon are off the table for ocean anglers through June...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Jan. 8

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: South Coast ocean anglers continue to battle rough conditions as they try to start the new year with bottomfish catches. Fifteen-knot winds and 15-foot swells are forecast for today, followed by 25-knot winds and 11-foot swells Saturday. Things will calm down a bit Sunday, with 10-knot winds and 10-foot swells.

The ocean is open to crabbing coastwide. The bays also are open to crabbing, and catches should be good until at....

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Fishing Report: Friday, Jan. 1

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: South Coast ocean anglers will have a chance to reel in the new year with bottomfish thanks to marginal but fishable conditions. Today's forecast calls for 15-knot winds and seven-foot swells, followed Saturday with much of the same and then swells up to nine feet Sunday.

The ocean is open to crabbing coastwide now that concerns about high domoic acid levels in crabs has waned. The bays also are open to crabbing, and...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Dec. 18

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: South Coast ocean anglers will remain stormwatchers this week as the ocean coastwide kicks up as it often does in late December when fresh storms move in. Winds up to 25 knots and seas up to 12 feet are forecast for this weekend, keeping everyone at bay. Forecasts call for a bit of a let-up around Christmas but not much before that.

The ocean remains closed to crabbing from Heceta Head near Yachats south to the California....

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Fishing Report: Friday, Dec. 11

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: South Coast ocean anglers will play stormwatchers this week as the sea throws its regular December fit. Fifteen-knot winds and 26-foot swells are forecast for today, bringing the Mr. Obvious-ish warning of hazardous seas from the National Weather Service. On Saturday, 25-knot winds and 16-foot swells are forecast for the South Coast, followed Sunday by 20-knot winds and 15-foot swells.

The ocean remains closed to crabbing....

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