Oregon Bottomfish/Rockfish Regulations: Effective January 1, 2023
- The daily general marine fish bag limit is 5 fish per angler per day.
- There is no sub-bag limit for China and copper rockfish in 2023. They are part of the general marine bag limit
- Open at all-depths year-round, no seasonal depth restriction.
- Yelloweye and quillback rockfish are prohibited at all times and in all waters.
- Cabezon opens July 1, 2023 with a daily sub-bag limit of one fish per angler. Minimum length of 16 inches.
- Lingcod daily bag limit is 2 fish, separate from the general marine fish bag limit. Minimum length of 22 inches.
- Skates and rays are not part of the flatfish group; they are part of the general marine fish group.
- The general marine fish regulations (bag limit, depth restrictions, etc.) apply.
Descending devices are mandatory; and must be used to release any rockfish outside of 30 fathoms.
For additional information related to the Long Leader fishery and flat fish, please see the full regulations update on myodfw.com
We are booking trips for spring and summer for rockfish, and we are going out this winter as the ocean conditions allow! We are not booking for Halibut or Salmon trips yet until the official opening dates are announced by ODFW. Typically these announcements come in mid-to-late February. We do not pre-book for Tuna until we hear reliable reports the fish are within a 50-60 mile range from shore, which typically does not happen until July.
Bay crabbing is open now and ocean crabbing can be added to any charter fishing trip for $25. Boat rentals for bay crabbing are unavailable until mid-February while we perform winter maintenance.
Call us for questions! 541-867-4470