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 to 20 pounds.
The fish are offshore in 300 feet of water, so we are using downriggers to troll herring and anchovies, but soon they will be closer to the buoys, where we can fish shallower. Anchovies are already thick just outside of the mouth of the river, so the salmon will migrate closer any day.
Fishing for lingcod and rockfish remains good, especially when we fish north of Bird Island.
We are now running trips daily with both boats, so there is availability throughout the summer.
To book a trip, call (541) 813-1082.