After a long few months of rough seas, you can only imagine how much we have been chomping at the bit to get out and do some ocean fishing. We finally had that opportunity early this week. After a quick conversation with the USGS about bar conditions we pulled the trigger on the 2010 Ocean season if only for half a day.
Let me tell you it went off with a bang! Fishing the afternoon bite (we left EUG at 10:30) we landed dozens of rockfish and even a few lingcod all on flies and all within site of Hwy101. A couple of beefy Quillbacks made an appearance as well.
The usual shooting heads and clouser minnows where the ticket with black and white being the best color combination. If you are frustrated with old man winter or want to experience one of Oregon’s most diverse fisheries stop by the shop and lets talk about spring specials and how to rig up your tackle. The time is now, but wearing short sleeves while having a 9wt ripped from your hands is a great feeling any time of the year.