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2007 PACIFIC HALIBUT SPORT SEASONS IN OREGON
Rev. 9/19/2007
  • Statewide daily bag limit is one fish (unless noted otherwise) with no minimum length.
  • Possession limit is 1 daily limit at sea and 3 daily limits on land.
  • It is unlawful to fish for or take and retain any legal species while possessing on board any species not allowed to be taken in that area at the time.
  • Anglers are advised to consult the 2007 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations with regard to General (statewide), Zone, and Special Regulations prior to fishing.
LEADBETTER PT. (WA) TO CAPE FALCON
During days open to halibut fishing, most species may not be taken and retained, possessed or landed when Pacific halibut are onboard the vessel except salmon (using authorized methods during authorized seasons), sablefish, Pacific cod, tuna and most other offshore pelagic species are allowed.
Spring season. Open May 1, seven days per week, through the earlier of 14,264 lbs. or July 15. Closed May 26 at 11:59 p.m.   Summer season. Opens Aug. 3, Fridays-Sundays, through the earlier of the total catch limit for this subarea of 20,378 or Sept. 30. Open Aug. 3-5 and 10-12. Open Aug. 24-26 and Sept. 15. Closed for the remainder of 2007.
CAPE FALCON TO HUMBUG MT.

During days open to all-depth halibut fishing, most species may not be taken and retained, possessed or landed when Pacific halibut are onboard the vessel except salmon (using authorized methods during authorized seasons), sablefish, tuna and most other offshore pelagic species are allowed.
Daily bag limit: On days open to all-depth halibut fishing, the daily bag limit is 2 P. halibut beginning Sept. 14.

Nearshore Season
Open May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line (defined by waypoints) through the earlier of 19,738 lbs. or Oct. 31. Closed effective Sept. 20 at 11:59 pm for the remainder of 2007
All-Depth Seasons
The Stonewall Bank YRCA (about 15 miles west of Newport and defined by waypoints) is closed to Pacific halibut fishing. Vessels possessing Pacific halibut are prohibited from fishing in the Stonewall Bank YRCA, even when targeting legal species.

Spring season: Open May 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 and 31; June 1-2, 7-9 and 21-23; and July 5-7 and 19-21. The catch limit is 170,242 lbs.

 

Summer season: Open Aug. 3-5. Beginning Aug. 10, open weekly Friday through Sunday until Oct. 28 or the catch limit is reached. Closed after Sept. 16 for the remainder of 2007.

SOUTH OF HUMBUG MT. THROUGH CALIF.
Open May 1, seven days per week, through Oct. 31.

Contact ODFW at (541) 867-4741 for more information
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