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Free Fishing Weekend This Sat., Sun. In Oregon

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

It’s free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18.

 During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents.

“FAMILY TIME IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT,” SAYS TOM SCHNELL, HERE WITH THE REWARDS OF A RECENT DAD-DAUGHTER RHONNA DAY AT PAULINA LAKE, AND YOU COULD ENJOY TIME ON THE WATER WITH YOUR LOVED ONES DURING OREGON’S AUG. 17-18 FREE FISHING WEEKEND. (YO-ZURI PHOTO CONTEST)

Although no licenses or tags are required, all other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions. If you are fishing for salmon, steelhead or marine species like rockfish, remember to check the Fishing section of the Recreation Report for the zone you want to fish to find the latest regulations.

Look for the latest on fishing conditions and regulations at ODFW’s Weekly Recreation Report, which is updated every Wednesday. Trout and warmwater fishing are ideal for beginners; see the trout stocking schedule to find out when your local pond was stocked with hatchery rainbow trout.

If you’re in the mountains, combine a hike with a fishing trip and hike in to one of Oregon’s higher elevation mountain lakes. These stay cooler in the summer which keeps trout on the bite. See ODFW’s guide to Fishing Oregon’s hike-in lakes.  

If you are on the coast this weekend, ocean fishing for rockfish, tuna and coho salmon has been good. Surfperch can be targeted from beaches and jetties by those staying on shore (see How-to fish for surfperch). Or try crabbing, which is currently open along the entire Oregon coast (reminder to always double check ODA shellfish restrictions before clamming or crabbing).

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Again, Pacific Fish Found Safe Following Fukushima

I have a certain relative who refuses to eat the occasional salmon and crab I catch because Fukushima.

Without naming the gray-haired individual whom I’ve known as “Dad” since a very young age, I think his fears about getting radiation poisoning from seafood can be laid to rest.

TASTY TASTY TASTY. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

Once more.

A recent study has shown, again, that there’s really nothing to worry about.

“Go ahead and eat some sushi! Our work shows that radioactivity from the Fukushima disaster is very low in open-ocean vertebrate,” said study coauthor Kevin Weng of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science for a recent press release.

Sidenote: Amy, let’s hit Tengu Sushi tonight — to paraphrase Hunter T., I have a powerful hunger for raw tuna and salmon!

Weng and fellow scientist Daniel Madigan of Harvard looked at migratory oceanic predators, fish such as tuna and sharks, from the western, central and eastern North Pacific.

They measured levels of certain kinds of cesium that were discharged during the March 2011 disaster at the Japanese reactor following a huge earthquake.

“Our measurements and associated calculations of how much radioactive cesium a person would ingest by eating this seafood shows that impacts to human health are likely to be negligible. For marketed fish to be restricted from trade, the cesium levels would have to be more than 1,600 times higher than in any samples we measured,” Madigan said.

He said that one goal of the study was to put persistent fears about radioactive fish to rest.

“People were very concerned about North Pacific salmon, halibut and scallops off British Columbia, and sea lions in Southern California,” he said. “There was even information on the Internet that ‘the Pacific is dead’.”

It may take awhile more to debunk the fears, but in the coming weeks I know I’ll be eating more than my fair share of salmon and crabs without any worry of sprouting anything worse than a unibrow to better shade my eyes from all that glorious late summer sunlight.

I’ll set aside some too for the aforementioned hunting partner.

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About SeaBreeze Charters
Sea Breeze Charters is  a fourth generation family of fishermen, and we are very proud of our heritage.

Whether you’re just one person looking to get in a day of fishing, or a group planning a trip together, we’ll make it a day to remember. We cater to the novice and the experienced fisherman alike, and use the most modern fish finding equipment and tackle to enhance your day out on the fishing grounds. All of our vessels are built in the USA and operated by licensed skippers. Our 7-16 passenger vessels are inspected and certified by the United States Coast Guard assuring you the highest standards for your safety.

We are also licensed to perform Memorials, spreading of ashes and burials at sea. For more information on these services please call or email.

Bouquet washed ashore after the annual Blessing of the Fleet

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Ilwaco, WA
(360) 642-2300
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Office doors open
May 1st – September
7 days a week.

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We sell one day charter fishing licenses in the office and when you come in from your trip, your fish can be processed at Sportsmen’s Cannery here at the port.

Book your fishing dates now to get the day and boat you want!


HALIBUT
Opens May 1st
4 days a week Thursday thru Sunday

SALMON
We have a salmon season!
July 1st – August 31st
7 days a week / 2 fish limit

BOTTOM FISH
May through September
7 days a week.
Bottom Fishing Charter

ALBACORE TUNA
Charters start mid July – September
7 days a week.

STURGEON
Catch and release only.
Columbia River Sturgeon