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Ocean Outlook

BROOKINGS - The ocean was forecast to be nice for crabbing and bottomfishing today and Friday, but bigger seas with 9-plus-foot swells are forecast for the weekend. Jigging for black and blue rockfish has been good, as has lingcod.

PORT ORFORD - Ocean fishing was not doable amid high waves.

COOS BAY - Decent ocean conditions are forecast for today and Friday, but the seas should kick up over the weekend. Until then excellent crabbing has gone on just outside the mouth and in the lower bay. Bottomfishing has been good, with a few lingcod in the mix. Pile perch are biting near the Hwy. 101 bridge. All beaches south of Siletz Bay remain open to clam and mussel harvest.

WINCHESTER BAY - Crabbing has been very good. Sturgeon fishing has slowed.

NORTH COAST - Shellfish harvest remains open from Siletz Bay to the California border. Good minus tides through Tuesday should make clamming excellent, but watch for riptides and dangerous sneaker waves. Daily limit for razor clams is the first 15 taken.