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All-depth halibut fishing on central coast ends

August 21, 2014

NEWPORT, Ore. – Thanks to excellent fishing, anglers have caught the remaining 2014 Pacific halibut summer all-depth season quota for the Central Oregon coast thus ending the season in Oregon’s most popular halibut fishery.

Fishery managers determined today that not enough quota remains for any additional openings in the area between Cape Falcon just north of Manzanita to Humbug Mountain near Port Orford. The Central Oregon coast nearshore (inside 40 fathoms) remains open seven days per week until Oct.31, or the quota is attained.

”The summer all-depth season was once again very popular and successful for many anglers,” said Lynn Mattes, ODFW’s project leader for halibut. “In addition, many anglers reported a nice grade of fish with several reports of fish over 60 pounds being landed.”

Halibut fishing also remains open in the Columbia River and Southern Oregon Subareas.

The Columbia River Area from Leadbetter Point, Wash., to Cape Falcon, Ore all-depth season is open Thursdays through Sundays  and nearshore season (inside 40 fathoms) Mondays through Wednesdays until Sept. 30, and the Southern Oregon Area south of Humbug Mountain  remains open seven days a week  until Oct. 31. Both fisheries could close earlier if the harvest quota is reached.

More details on seasons and regulations.

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Contact:
Lynn Mattes or Patrick Mirick (541) 867-4741
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