NEWPORT — Fishery managers added three days to the popular all-depth sport halibut fishery off the central Oregon coast. Fishing for Pacific halibut will be open Thursday, June 14, through Saturday, June 16, at all depths.
The spring all-depth season for the central coast area — from Cape Falcon (30 miles south of the Columbia River) to Humbug Mountain (south of Port Orford) — opened May 10 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only. It could have closed as early as June 2 if anglers caught the entire 120,821-pound quota.
“Following the June 14 through 16 opening, fishery managers will meet again to determine if there is sufficient quota for any further back-up dates,” said Lynn Mattes, halibut project leader for ODFW.
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