The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife mobile
  
ignore
 » ODFW Home    » ODFW News Releases
ignore
ignore
ignore
About Us Fishing Hunting Viewing License/Regs Conservation Living With Wildlife Education
ignore
ignore
Elk ODFW RESOURCES
News Releases
ignore

All-depth halibut fishing on the central coast ends

August 9, 2013

NEWPORT, Ore. – Excellent halibut fishing allowed anglers to catch the remaining Pacific halibut quota, ending the central coast halibut fishing season.

Fishery managers determined this week that the quota was reached for the area between Cape Falcon just north of Manzanita to Humbug Mountain near Port Orford.  It is the most popular halibut fishery among Oregonians.

“Good weather and a hot bite made halibut fishing in the central coast area excellent all year,” said Lynn Mattes, ODFW’s project leader for halibut. “Calm seas on the summer all-depth days provided anglers with the opportunity to fish, and many people got their halibut.”

Anglers may still fish for Pacific halibut in the Columbia River Area or south of Humbug Mountain.

The Columbia River fishery (from Leadbetter Point, Wash., to Cape Falcon, Ore.) is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Sept. 30, or until the combined spring and summer quota of 11,895 pounds is harvested, whichever comes first.

South of Humbug Mountain the season is open seven days a week through Oct. 31.

More details on regulations can be found at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/ or in the 2013 Oregon Sport Ocean Regulations for Salmon, Halibut and Other Marine Species booklet. General regulations can be found in the 2013 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet.

   

Contact:

Lynn Mattes 541-867-4741 (lynn.mattes@state.or.us)
Brandon Ford 541-867-4741 (brandon.ford@state.or.us)

 
facebook twitter youtube rss feed
ignore
ignore  
 


About Us | Fishing | Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | ODFW Outdoors

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | Oregon.gov | File Formats

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at: odfw.info@state.or.us
Do you want to enter your opinion about a specific issue into the public record? Contact
: odfw.comments@state.or.us





   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 08/09/2013 11:04 AM