Fishing Reports

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 mix of vermillion, canary and large black rockfish. Michelle Greb of Eagle Point is the winner of our first annual Ladies and Lings tournament, She caught a 13-pounder on May 29 off of Bird Island. Salmon season has opened and there are good reports of kings moving north from Eureka and Crescent City. We should see those salmon around mid-June. Halibut fishing is fair in the deeper water off of Brookings. Right now the best bets are lingcod and rockfish. With nice weather this weekend, we expect to be fishing the Mack Arch area.

Lingcod limits

A nice catch of lings from May 29 aboard the Miss Brooke of Brookings Fishing Charters.

Brookings Oregon lingcod fishing charters

Capt. Andy Martin and Michelle Greb of Eagle Point hold the winner of the first annual Brookings Fishing Charters Ladies and Lings tournment.

June 1, 2016, Brookings Ocean Fishing Report

After a rough couple of weeks weatherwise with strong northwest winds, it looks like the ocean is going to lay down for the first part of June. Salmon season opened over the Memorial Day weekend, but windy weather made the fishing tough. With calmer water we expect catch rates to pick up. The salmon opener out of Eureka went really well, and typically when the fishing is hot there we see good fishing for kings out of Brookings a couple of weeks later. Fishing has been good for lingcod and rockfish when the weather cooperates. Pictures is Carla with a giant vermillion rockfish she caught on one of our charters to Mack Arch. The fishing at Mack Reef is usually some of the best on the entire Oregon Coast. Few private boaters or other charters venture that far, but when conditions are good we thrive at making the run up there, as the light tackle lingcod and rockfish action is unmatched. We are now in out busy season, but still have openings throughout June and July for ocean salmon, lingcod and rockfish or the full salmon/rockfish combo. Call (541) 813-1082 to book a trip.

Brookings Oregon Vermillion rockfish

Carla with her trophy vermillion rockfish caught on a charter with Brookings Fishing Charters.

Carl Cole Brookings Lingcod

Carl with a nice lingcod caught off the coast of Brookings in May aboard the Miss Brooke.

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