Central Oregon Coast Sport Halibut Fishing Closed
(Newport, Oregon) – After a meeting Friday, fishery managers with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife decided to close off sport halibut fishing on the central Oregon coast because anglers snagged the remaining Pacific halibut quota. Fishing conditions were apparently so good that sportsmen ran through the quota quickly.
“Anglers took advantage of decent ocean conditions last weekend and caught the remaining all-depth halibut quota,” said Lynn Mattes, halibut project leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
NOAA Fisheries, the International Pacific Halibut Commission, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife met Friday and determined no quota remains to continue the central coast fishery. Officials deemed it necessary to not re-open the all-depth sport halibut fishery off the central Oregon coast.
Still open is the Columbia River sub area, which stretches from Cape Falcon (30 miles south of the Columbia River) to Leadbetter Point, Washington, (north of the mouth of the Columbia River). It is open Fridays through Sundays.
"Catch in the Columbia River sub area during the opener last week was moderate and the fishery will continue for now,” said Mattes.
Approximately 3,600 pounds, of the summer quota remain for the Columbia River sub area. Fishing will continue every Friday through Sunday until the quota is taken or Sept. 27, which ever occurs first.
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