Salmon, steelhead, tuna and lingcod are the top four species in our waters—but there’s lots more to catch. Go out on your own or with a guide. A charter boat can show you a thing or two and get you out on the water for deep sea fishing to catch halibut, tuna, lingcod, rock fish and sea trout.
What kind of fish can you catch off the Oregon coast?
Oregon’s ocean offers a variety of fishing opportunities. For the ocean-going angler, whether on a private boat or a charter, there’s trolling for halibut, tuna, salmon and ground fish. From shore, anglers canfish for rockfish and other groundfish near rocky jetties, or surfperch off sandy beaches.
Where is the best place to fish on the Oregon coast?
Home to the city of Newport, this is one of the most popular and productive bays on the Oregon Coast. Anglers can catch everything from rockfish to crabs to salmon.
What fish are in season right now in Oregon?
Seasonal Oregon Seafood Guide & Recipe
- Dungeness Crab: December to August.
- Sturgeon: April to August.
- Pink Shrimp: April to October.
- Albacore Tuna: June -October.
- Pacific Halibut: Short seasons in summer, until catch quotas met, set at June 22-24, July 6-8, July 20-22, and Aug 3-5.
What fish is popular in Oregon?
Oregon boasts dozens of species of game fish. Trout is the most popular target for anglers, but the state also has iconic salmon and steelhead runs, world-class smallmouth bass fisheries and marine opportunities for both shore and boat anglers.
What is the Oregon state fish?
The Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), also known as the spring, king or tyee salmon, is the largest of the Pacific salmons and the most highly prized for the fresh fish trade. Declared the Oregon state fish by the 1961 Legislature, the Chinook Salmon is found from southern California to the Canadian Arctic.