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Recreational bottomfish change for 2024; anglers reminded cabezon harvest begins July 1.

December 27, 2023

NEWPORT, Ore – Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, ODFW reminds recreational bottomfish anglers that:

  • The recreational offshore longleader harvest limit increases to 12 rockfish per day (up from 10 fish in 2023.). Allowed fish are yellowtail, widow, canary, redstripe, greenstriped, silvergray, chili pepper, blue, deacon, and bocaccio rockfishes.
  • Cabezon harvest is prohibited until July 1. Once this fishery opens, the sub-bag limit is one cabezon per angler as part of the marine bag limit of five fish.

No other changes were made to the 2024 recreational bottomfish season. Check the recreational groundfish management page for more details. Anglers can check the offshore longleader fisheries species page to help identify their catch.


Contact: Christian Heath, 541-857-2531,
Meghan Dugan, 541-315-6629,
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