06/24/15 Brookings Fishing Report


While much of Oregon and Northern California has been sweltering in temperatures topping 90 degrees, with highs this weekend expected to surpass 100 degrees, we’ve been enjoying mild weather, calm ocean conditions and spectacular fishing out of the Port of Brookings Harbor. The lingcod fishing continues to be the best we’ve seen in years, with limits or near limits daily, and easy limits of quality rockfish.
Salmon fishing remains slow on the Southern Oregon and Northern California coast, but things are improving, although it has been slow to happen. They are catching kings in the Rogue Bay and off of Winchester Bay. The commercial trollers are finding decent numbers of kings in the deeper water off of Brookings. There is an abundance of bait inshore, so the kings could arrive in big numbers any day.
Fishing for lingcod is wide open. We are coming back to the docks with limits of fish between 5 and 25 pounds. The rockfish are in excellent shape. Lots of big black rockfish (also known as rockcod, black snapper, sea bass, black sea bass and black cod) and some really nice canary rockfish as well.
The rockfish and lingcod provide exceptional light tackle action. We use high quality Shimano and Penn spinning combos for the rockfish, and when caught in shallow water they give an impressive fight. For the lingcod, we have been using small rockfish, whole herring or sardines, and large jigs.
With three boats a day available out of brookingsfishing.com, we have room to get you on the water through the rest of June and July and August.
Below are a few photos from the past week.
Andy Martin
 To book a trip, call (541) 813-1082 or my cell, (206) 388-8988, or visit brookingsfishing.com.

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