News: ODFW Decrease in Bottom Fish Limits
The general marine fish bag limit includes all species of rockfish (yelloweye rockfish prohibited at all times), greenlings, skates, and all other marine species not listed on pages 81-82 of the 2018 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.
Angler effort through May is higher than what has been seen in recent years, even the record high years of 2015 and 2017. Therefore, this reduction is necessary to try to keep total annual catches within quotas for several species, and reduce the risk of an early closure such as occurred in September 2017.
The daily bag limits for lingcod (2), flatfish other than Pacific halibut (25), and longleader trips/species (10) remain unchanged. The 1 fish sub-bag limit for cabezon will also remain, once cabezon opens on July 1.
Additional information can be found on the ODFW Sport Groundfish Webpage.