Lingcod and Rockfish Charters

Brookings known for calm water, big lings, abundant rockfish

Long known for its excellent rockfish and lingcod fishing, the Port of Brookings, Oregon, offers easy access to some of the best charter fishing on the entire West Coast. Because the jetties at the mouth of the Chetco River face due south, Brookings is protected from the northwest swell common on the Oregon Coast, making what is known as one of the safest bar crossing on the entire West Coast. The weather out of Brookings also is often much calmer than harbors to the north.

The lingcod and rockfish populations are thriving out of Brookings, and seldom-fished reefs are just minutes from the harbor. Lingcod come into shallow waters to spawn in March, April and May, producing excellent action for the great-tasting fish. Rockfish, also known as snapper, rockcod, sea bass and black bass, are caught year round. We also catch halibut, when in season, as well as cabezon.

Bottom fishing charters are especially popular because the fish are among the best-tasting for making fish and chips. Lingcod and rockcod have a firm, white flesh that is prized for its great taste and flavor.

Brookings Fishing Charters use light tackle to catch rockfish and lingcod. Our boats are among the fastest in the Brookings charter fleet, meaning you spend less time travelling to the fishing grounds and much more time fishing. We also cater to smaller groups, which allows you to have a much more personalized experience. The Miss Brooke, a 29-foot heavy-gauge aluminum boat, is the only “six pack” charter in Brookings custom made to be a guided sportfishing vessel. It is designed to comfortably fish six anglers, get to the fishing grounds quickly, and provide a safe, fast ride.

Capt. Andy Martin of Brookings Fishing Charters has guided anglers for lingcod, rockfish, salmon and halibut in Oregon and Alaska and knows how to quickly find schools of fish, and get them to bite.

We fish for quality fish, large rockfish, limits of lingcod, using light tackle. The light tackle experience, and our willingness to travel to reefs that get less fishing pressure than those closest to the harbor, have made Brookings Fishing Charters one of the favorite fishing excursions on the Oregon Coast. We often fish near House Rock, Mack Arch and Whaleshead Island, areas that are beyond the range of some of the charters based in Brookings.

Rockfish trips generally run 4 to 5 hours.

Price: $125 a person, includes all bait and tackle, and filleting of your catch.