Fishing Reports

Salmon, halibut seasons open

The ocean salmon season and Pacific halibut seasons are now open out of Brookings. Although the weather has been rough in recent weeks with only a few days that boats have been able to get offshore, there are some halibut and salmon being caught. Brookings Fishing Charters once again has the distinction of getting a … Continue reading “Salmon, halibut seasons open”

Oregon Coast fish taco recipe

We are huge fans of fish tacos, and like to share our favorite recipe with customers. Here is a quick and delicious way to prepare fish tacos with Oregon Coast rockfish or lingcod.

Brookings Fishing featured on KTVL Channel 10

The crew of Brookings Fishing Charters was recently featured during a three-part series about winter lingcod fishing on the Oregon Coast that aired on KTVL Channel 10 in Medford. The segment, part of Oregon Outdoors with Mark Freeman, can be viewed at To film the series, Capt. Andy Martin took the Miss Brooke to … Continue reading “Brookings Fishing featured on KTVL Channel 10”

Ocean fishing good between storms

While stormy weather has kept charter boats at the docks much of January and February, on days when the ocean has been flat, in between storms, fishing has been good for lingcod and rockfish. The sport crab season also is now open off of Brookings. Capt. Andy and Capt. Travis have both run charter trips … Continue reading “Ocean fishing good between storms”

2019 ocean season off to hot start

The Brookings Fishing Charters crew kicked off the New Year by running the first ocean charter of the season out of Brookings, getting customers into limits of big rockfish and a boat load of lingcod. Bottom fishing seasons are open year round in Oregon, but rough weather kept boats at the dock since before Thanksgiving. … Continue reading “2019 ocean season off to hot start”

Salmon beginning to show up

Salmon season has been open since May 19 off the coast of Brookings. The season runs through Aug. 26. Although fishing has yet to bust wide open, some nice kings are being caught. We ran trips last Monday and Friday, and both days returned with a couple of nice kings. The salmon are running 12 … Continue reading “Salmon beginning to show up”

Brookings lingcod, rockfish opener yields limits

The 2018 lingcod and rockfish season got off to a great start out of the Port of Brookings, with quick limits of lingcod, as well as a nice variety of snapper and rock cod. The Oregon bottom fishing season opened Jan. 1. With calm weather the first week of January, Brookings Fishing Charters ran two … Continue reading “Brookings lingcod, rockfish opener yields limits”

Salmon season begins on Chetco, Smith rivers

The fall rains have increased flows on the Chetco and Smith rivers, kicking off the fall salmon season on both rivers. During the fall and winter months, Brookings Fishing Charters captains Andy Martin and Travis Sallander switch over to the drift boats to guide on both rivers. Andy and Travis are both licensed to guide … Continue reading “Salmon season begins on Chetco, Smith rivers”

Thanks for making 2017 a great season!

We have finished our 2017 ocean charter season, and it was a great success. Our busiest season to date! Overall, we had a great lingcod season out of the Port of Brookings. The Miss Brooke, our offshore boat, ran nearly every day of the season. We also put our new 26-foot bay boat into service … Continue reading “Thanks for making 2017 a great season!”


Summer has arrived on the Oregon Coast and we are at our peak season for rockfish and lingcod. The rockcod have moved in shallow as giant schools of anchovies move close to the beach. We are seeing daily limits of nice rockfish on light tackle. Aside from plenty of black snapper, we also are seeing … Continue reading “JUNE 29, 2017 FISHING REPORT”

March 22, 2017 Fishing Report

We have entered the peak season for spring lingcod, with limits common when the ocean conditions cooperate. So far we’ve seen stormy weather for half of March, but also some nice days where we’ve enjoyed fast action for lingcod and a variety of rockfish. With the new rockfish regulations for 2017 on the Oregon Coast, … Continue reading “March 22, 2017 Fishing Report”


Rough weather has kept all the charter boats off the ocean for the past few weeks, so Brookings Fishing captain Andy Martin has been focusing on the Chetco and Smith rivers for fall king salmon. Fishing has been good, thanks in part to lots of early rain on the Oregon Coast. Capt. Andy and the … Continue reading “OCTOBER 29, 2016, BROOKINGS FISHING REPORT”


Salmon fishing is slowly improving out of the Port of Brookings Harbor, with a lot of coho, or silver salmon, showing up in the catch. Before the coho season opened on June 25, we were releasing coho, including fin-clipped hatchery fish that we can now keep. While overall kings fishing remains slow, it has been … Continue reading “JUNE 25, 2016, BROOKINGS FISHING REPORT”

June 6, 2016, Brookings Fishing Report

Calmer weather has arrived on the Southern Oregon Coast as fog has replaced the strong northwest winds that made fishing somewhat tough throughout May. We have enjoyed a rebound in the lingcod fishing, although full limits of lings are still not easy to come by. Fishing for big rockfish has been good, with a nice … Continue reading “June 6, 2016, Brookings Fishing Report”

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