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Heading to Newport in a few weeks

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by mrblond, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if it may be worth it to take a charter out? Every time I have gone out has been summertime and I am just not sure what the fishing/conditions will be out there in the middle of January.
     
  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't look like a day I'd like to be out on.
    They didn't nickname charter boats "pukers" for nothin'!

    National Weather Service - NWS Portland

     
  3. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Last time I went, the day was gorgeous butt he Coast Guard would not let anyone out. I have a feeling that today will be like that, minus the gorgeous part.
     
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    Tide Change Wilsonville New Member

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    Glock23gp Newport / Salem Active Member

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    Ocean was really good yesterday thought about going out bottom fishing. Steelhead fishing is picking up in the rivers right now.

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  6. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I will keep my eyes out a few days before I do. I really hope they go out but if not, maybe I can find one just for crabbing in the bay.
     
  7. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Just an update. Went out Thursday morning and the weather was BEAUTIFUL!!! not a cloud in the sky, id say temp was in the 40s early and got higher as they day went on. The Ocean was calm with maybe 4-5 foot swells. The boat limited on rockfish and came close on Lings plus we averaged about 5 keepers per crab pot. I came home with 7 rockfish, 1 ling and 12 crab. I will tell ya, I was not expecting that kind of weather on the coast in the middle of January.
     
  8. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    IF THE WEATHER and OCEAN COOPERATE then a great winter day on a reasonable ocean could be very productive. You are allowed 2 LingCod, and this year if the boat skipper will find the large ones, you could be in for a great adventure.