Fishing Reports

Winter lingcod, rockfish action good when weather cooperates

Unseasonably nice weather, with calm winds and small swells, has allowed charter boats to venture out of the Port of Brookings Harbor throughout February, resulting in great catches of rockfish and lingcod. On nice weather days, limits of rockfish, and limits or near limits of lingcod are being caught.

The Brookings Fishing Charters fleet ran several trips in February, with the Miss Brooke, Kraken, Nauti-Lady, Papa B, Dash and Bout Time getting in on the action. The local charter fleet has been running two to three trips a week.

A nice catch of lingcod aboard the Miss Brooke in February 2020.

Lingcod are in shallow water spawning during the winter and early spring. With large numbers of fish staging on shallow pinnacles this time of year, they are in close range of anglers hoping to catch them with light tackle.

Lingcod caught aboard the Nauti-Lady in February 2020.
A nice catch of lingcod caught aboard the Dash in February 2020.
More lingcod caught on the Miss Brooke.
A double hookup of rockfish from the Nauti-Lady.
One of many lingcod caught aboard the Nauti-Lady in February.
Nice first lingcod for a young angler aboard the Nauti-Lady.
Cabezon must be released until July. We have been seeing good numbers of them.
A limit of lingcod from the Nauti-Lady.
A happy angler with a lingcod from the Miss Brooke.
A large canary rockfish caught aboard the Kraken.
Capt. Andy holds a limit of lingcod caught by regular customer Dennis aboard the Nauti-Lady.

March began with rough weather, with the first major storm since early January. Charters will run throughout March as conditions allow.

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