The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
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9/22/2006

2006 OREGON PACIFIC HALIBUT SPORT SEASONS
 
  • Statewide daily bag limit is one fish with no minimum length.
  • Possession limit is 1 daily limit at sea and 3 daily limits on land.
LEADBETTER PT. (WA) TO CAPE FALCON
Spring season. Open May 1, seven days per week, through the earlier of 14,819 lbs or July 16. Closed after May 27.
Summer season. Open Aug. 4, Fridays-Sundays, through the earlier of the season total quota for this area of 21,170 lbs or Sept. 30. Closed after Sept. 3.
When Pacific halibut are onboard the vessel, possession and/or landing groundfish species, except sablefish and Pacific cod, is prohibited.
CAPE FALCON TO HUMBUG MT.
When Pacific halibut are onboard the vessel, possession and/or landing groundfish species, except sablefish, is prohibited on all-depth halibut days.
Nearshore Season
Open May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line (defined by waypoints) through the earlier of 10,345 lbs (rev. 9/6) or Oct. 31. Daily bag limit 2 fish on all-depth days, effective Sept. 6. Closed after Sept. 21.
All-Depth Seasons
The high-relief area of Stonewall Bank (about 15 miles west of Newport and defined by waypoints) is closed to Pacific halibut fishing. Vessels possessing Pacific halibut are prohibited from any fishing in this area, even when targeting legal species.
Spring Season: Open May 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; June 1-3, 8-10, 22-24; and July 6-8. The catch limit was 175,474 lbs and 183,690 lbs were taken.   Summer Season: Open Aug. 4-6, 18-20; Sept. 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17. The catch limit was 243,965 lbs (rev. 9/6). Daily bag limit was 2 fish on all-depth days, effective Sept. 6. Closed after Sept. 17.
SOUTH OF HUMBUG MT. THROUGH CALIF.
Open May 1, seven days per week, through Oct. 31.

Groundfish species include all species of rockfish; lingcod; kelp greenling; cabezon; Pacific cod; sablefish; flounders & soles; Pacific sanddab; Pacific whiting (hake); leopard shark; soupfin shark; spiny dogfish; big skate; California skate; longnose skate; ratfish; Pacific rattail; & finescale codling.
Contact ODFW at (541) 867-4741 for more information