Star Fishing Report:
6/15/2015 11:21:55 AM
Wind and more wind kept us off the ocean for the most part all week except for two days. We did sneak in some in-close fishing that did work so that was better than nothing. After that it really whipped up and finished us off through the weekend. The one bright spot was mid week the salmon held in the bay and bit really good for the few that were fishing. Sunday the river cooled two to three degrees and the fish left at a high rate of speed. So now it's waiting for cooler temps to break the wind machine. I'm in Kona for ten days now and hopefully will have big stories when I get back. Next report the end of the month.
6/9/2015 10:16:40 AM
Sorry we're a day late on the report. We had some really good Springer fishing on Monday through Thursday as the river cooled and came up with a full on rain day Sunday through Monday. It came to a screetching halt Friday and Saturday as hot temperatures inland warmed the water up way too much. That also corked us on the ocean with way too much wind. The forecast looks the same through the week but a kick back has developed and we should get bottom fish action in as a result but not Halibut that was scheduled. Some fishing is better than no fishing.
6/1/2015 10:40:43 AM
Rain and cool temperatures over last weekend in Medford dropped the river temperature and the salmon were on the move and we're biting. Jeff had 8 on and running with 6 in the box on Tuesday. That's some spring salmon fishing. Wednesday and Thursday the ocean was crummy out of Gold Beach. Friday we went halibut fishing with again a slow bite but Jeff pulled out a limit and I got 3 halibut and a 25lb. springer down 400ft. plus for a nice surprise. Saturday we both took off on halibut trips only to run into a steep and sharp wind wave and chop. I bagged it to bottom fish but Jeff and his crew, Cody and Butch Eldridge from Northern California burned it out and got to the high spot and caught the last one at 4:00 for a limit to 50lbs. They were back at the dock at 6:15 which made for a 13hr. plus day. Sunday was good and limits of Lings, bottom fish and crab made a dandy morning trip. This next week is a mix of bottom fishing, river salmon and a ODF&W survey of the Marine Reserve at Port Orford.