Recreational Halibut Update, through May 19 May 25, 2019 14:14:58 GMT
Post by Admin on May 25, 2019 14:14:58 GMT
Recreational Halibut Update
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife <email@example.com>
May 23 at 1:46 PM
Recreational Halibut Update, through May 19
Columbia River Subarea
All-Depth—Through the May 9 and 12 openings, there has been 12,263 lbs. landed. This leaves 2,364 lbs. remaining on the quota. Friday, May 24 and Sunday, May 26 will be open. Depending on catch during those two days, there may not be enough quota remaining for any additional days.
Nearshore—there have been no landings in the Columbia River Subarea nearshore fishery yet. Quota = 500 lbs.
Central Oregon Coast Subarea
Spring All-Depth season— through the 2nd opener, May 16-18, the total landings are 32,156 pounds (2,403 pounds landed during the May 16-18 opening). This leaves 138,947 pounds or 81% of the spring all-depth quota remaining. The remaining “fixed” openings are May 23-25; May 30-June 1; and June 6-8.
The weather for the opening was not good resulting in little effort or landings. For those few that did venture out, fishing was reported to be a bit scratchy, with average success rate of approximately 60%. The average size was 20-21 pounds round weight per fish in the Central OR Coast Subarea last week.
Summer All-Depth Season—opens August 2-3, if quota remaining, can be open every other Friday and Saturday. Quota = 67,898 lbs.
Nearshore Season— opens June 1, seven days per week. Quota = 32,591 lbs.
South of Humbug Mountain subarea—there has been a total of 265 pounds landed, 0 pounds landed last week. This leaves 11,057 pounds (99 %) of the quota remaining.
Next update will be by noon on Friday, May 31