Depoe Bay 05/01/19 Jun 3, 2015 10:23:23 GMT
Post by Admin on Jun 3, 2015 10:23:23 GMT
127.5 Click on Whale Watch Center located just north of the bridge over Hwy. 101 to get a Whale's Eye View of Depoe Bay.
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Ocean Fishing and Crabbing
Caution: each year the ocean claims the lives of visitors, fisherman or otherwise, who fall into the ocean when they loose their footing from the extremely slippery rocks. Avoid walking on Sea lettuce Algea. Doing so will cause you to slip and fall.
05/01/19 was a successful fishing trip.
On 09/23 the Dockside Charters reports on their website that crabbing from the charter fishing vessels is not where it should be. The Charter fishing vessels crab off of Gleneden Beach. There is something going with the crab population off of Gleneden Beach at Siletz Bay. The Non Selective salmon fishery was a bust with very few salmon being tagged.
127.6 Depoe Bay: Click on the image of Depoe Bay to enlarge it. Port Dock 1, the primary crabbing dock, is the first dock in the image. The single lane boat launch is shown on the south shore.
The World’s smallest bay attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Spouting Horn is a crack in the basalt on the rocky shore that sends ocean spray skyward over on looking storm watchers during winter storms. Depoe Bay's location is ideal as it is just minutes from some of the most productive fishing for nearshore of deepwater complex rockfish species along the Oregon Coast. Anglers fishing out of Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay have the highest catch ratio of rockfish per angler on the Oregon Coast according to statistical catch information compiled by the National Marine Fishery Service.
The Depoe Bay Crab Feed and Wooden Boat Show is an annual event worthy of the participation of your family and friends. Click on the link above for the Details
Know your harbor. Familiarize yourself with the conditions at the bar. Click on the Oregon State Marine Board and click on Forms Library Scroll down to Publication for download (Many publications no longer in print). Click on Depoe Bar Hazards The interactive PDF file webpage describes the navigational hazards that boaters encounter when crossing the Depoe Bay Bar.
NOAA's Bar Observation Website for Oregon's Bays. Check the NOAA Bar Observations website for updated closures and restrictions.
Depoe Bay is one of the safer ports of entry for the small boats. Call the Coast Guard at 1-541-765-2122 for a report of local bar conditions and the extended marine forecast. The entrance to Depoe Bay is through a narrow crack in the basalt rock. The entrance should not be attempted at night or in rough weather without local knowledge. Notice of entry via channel 80 and by horn blast is required before a boat may enter or exit the harbor channel. Vessels entering Depoe Bay must align the range markers of two vertical red lights located above the entrance to Depoe Bay before entering the harbor channel through the basalt rock. There is a lighted bell buoy located inshore from a lighted whistle buoy located 1.1 miles west offshore. Once clearing the harbor follow the channel to the lighted bell buoy. Fishing is excellent for rockfish over the rocky reefs and along the edge of the kelp forest north to government Point at Boiler Bay and to the mouth of the Siletz River. Fishing for rockfish is excellent south along the rocky reefs and kelp forest off of Morocco, Cape Foulweather and Otter Rock. Fish for coho and Chinook salmon seaward outside of the 30 fathom curve from late June through the end of July. A word of caution, avoid fishing off of the North Reef and Flat Rock because large swells can materialize out of nowhere. North Reef is located approximately 550 yards west and slightly north of the entrance to Depoe Bay and Flat Rock is located approximately 450 yards southwest of the entrance to Depoe Bay.
An important rule at Depoe Bay: Never fish between the entrance and the red bell buoy. The Rough Bay Warning Light displays two flashing lights when activated and is positioned on a building north of the entrance channel. When the lights are flashing check with Depoe Bay Coast Guard on VHF channel 16 for crossing restrictions. When visibility is less than one nautical mile, the Coast Guard activates its fog signal. The horn then sounds for 2 seconds, once every 30 seconds.