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Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Oregon Rockfish on the Fly

Few people have experienced the stillness of the Northern Pacific under a fog. The silence of the water. Air with a slight chill. And what seems to be all the Pacific Rockfish rockfish in the world just a few feet under the surface.

Further down the Oregon Coast, just on the south edge of Coos Bay, you will find Sunset Bay State Park. Protected by rocks just off shore, this beach launch is usually very calm and easily navigated. Those weary of surf launches usually feel right at ease at Sunset Bay. This little-known location is a great launch with plenty of fishing to be found in the area.

Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:47

Keeping it Clean

Oregon, this weekend, joins its neighboring states of Washington and Idaho with mandatory boat inspection stations.  Kayaks are not exempt from these inspections which seak out possible invasive species that include quagga mussels, eurasian milfoil, and more.  Failure to stop will get you pulled over, and ticketed by the state patrol.  Let's take a look at common trouble areas on kayaks and how to deal with them.

Published in How To Paddling

Well known for surfing and the charter and commercial Dory boat fleet, Pacific City is a hands down favorite for kayak anglers on the Oregon Coast. With summer swells normally from the north, Cape Kiwanda protects the launch site, making the surf quite manageable. Haystack Rock, just about a half mile from launch, gives you excellent fishing and exquisite scenery. Parking can be had right on the beach where you launch, or you can park in the main parking lot if you have concerns getting on and off the beach.

The second part of "How to Kayak Fish the Oregon Coast" brings us to Depoe Bay.  DB, as the locals call it, is a small hole cut out of the cliffs, making it the world's smallest navigable harbor. Because DB is so small, and there’s no river feeding into the harbor, it’s easy to drop in a kayak at the $2 boat launch, head through the 50’ x 300’ “hole” and find yourself in the Pacific Ocean without even thinking of dealing with a surf launch. But then the question hits you – How do I fish this place?

Friday, 10 December 2010 01:03

Next Adventure Willamette Sturgeon Tourney

Orgininally planned for next week, Deek & Brian's Next Adventure was finally able to announce the 1st Annual Willy Dino Sturgeon Tournament for January 15th, 2011.  Oregon Fish and Wildlife ended up closing sturgeon to the rest of the 2010 season, making the postponement necessary.   Keep reading for more info, you're not going to want to miss out on this one!
Published in Tournaments
Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:22

Fall nookie is better than none!

Anglers can look forward to one of the best returns of chinook salmon in several years when the fall fishing season gets under way Aug. 1 on the Columbia River.

Fisheries managers are forecasting a return of 655,000 adult fall chinook this year, which is up from a return of 429,000 chinook last year. If the run materializes as expected, it would be the largest fall chinook return since 2004.

Published in Pacific Northwest
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 02:00

More PC Fun

I've been running to PC whenever the surf is down enough for me to launch. I just love the fishing out there - anyone could really do it...

This time I brought a crab pot with me. I've never tried crabbing out there before, but I usually see one other crab buoy, so I figured I'd give it a go. I just took the one pot (oregon limits 3 pots/person) just so I didn't have to worry about all the extra gear for nothing.

Published in Pacific Northwest
Monday, 31 May 2010 02:00

Oregon Rockfish Classic

The Oregon Rockfish Classic was born as a fishing trip.

orc2008a In Pacific City, Oregon, less than a dozen kayak anglers met up on Sept 20th, 2008.  From throughout Oregon and Washington, they came to fish what some called the Oregon Coast Derby.  Others called it the Pacific City Kayak Fishing Classic.  There were a couple prizes to be had, but fishing was the main call.  Pacific City is one of the easiest surf launches because it is fairly well protected.  That's not to say there weren't some spills though.

Published in Tournaments
Friday, 02 April 2010 19:37

Springtime Updates

If there's one thing I learned while fishing the Georgia Kayak Tournament Trail at Lake Harding this month, it's this:

It's hard to fish muddy water.

Published in Pacific Northwest
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