Monday, June 29, 2009

Fishing Report June 29, 2009

I just got a report from Captain Rick Mason:

"Fishing has been slow offshore this week due to the rough ocean and 40mph winds that have all but shut us down for the last 7 days. We did manage to get three of our Charter boats out last wednesday, the Reelly Addicted, Miss Debbie and Fly-boy II. Between the three charters we hooked 72 Coho for our customers. The Heather Ann was out last Halibut Day and limited out. We are looking forward to next week and the July 4th weekend for better weather and fishing. Also Specialty guide service has been wacking the Sturgeon up the river. Great job, Curt! And Captain Mike has been working over the Pink Fin Perch up river also. Tight lines to all, Captain Rick, Salmon Harbor Charters"

This report came from Salmon Harbor Charters. If you have a fishing report of your own to share, please email me.

Monday, June 15, 2009

First Report from Salmon Harbor

I just got my first report this season from Captain Rick Mason,

"Hi all of you Halibut anglers! Last weekend proved to be very lucky for some of our customers onboard the "Miss Debbie." The ocean was at best a little rattie, and at times the wind became a problem holding the boat over the Halibut grounds, but some of our customers landed their Halibut. The largest was 64 pounds with some of the others in the 35 to 45 pound class, and we had our share of small ones also.

The other Charter boats, "Heather Ann" and the "Reelly Addicted", were limited out also with some nice Halibut, just about about the same story for all of us. We have 38% of the quota left so we will get some of the extra days in June and maybe in July if we are lucky.

The summer season will bring us a new quota and much larger fish moving in on the Halibut grounds.  August will be a great month to book your Halibut trip.  Anyway, tight lines to all, and we will send out reports during the Halibut, Tuna and Coho Salmon season to keep you posted.

Captain Rick, at Sea Level"

This report was emailed to me by Salmon Harbor Charters.  If you have your own fishing report you'd like to share from the Winchester Bay or Umpqua River area, please email me!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Things to do at Winchester Bay.

Pictured here is the Umpqua River Light House, one of Oregon's many beautiful lighthouses.  It is located the mouth of the Umpqua River, in Winchester Bay, Oregon.

Last month we visited Winchester Bay (located on the western edge of Douglas County, Oregon) and stopped to eat at the Anchor Grill which is right at the Salmon Harbor Marina.  We tried the Fettucine Alfredo and the Fish and Chips.  The Chips were very unique, home-made and tasty.  Anchor Grill was recommended to us by Rick Mason, a Charter Boat captain whose office, Salmon Harbor Charter Fishing, is right next door to the Grill.  Rick also showed us his boat, the "Miss Debbie."

If its your first time in the area, you should also check out the Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

If you prefer RV Camping,there is a RV park just inland from the Marina, called Salmon Harbor RV Park (website: )

I will keep exploring, and soon will be posting more things to do in the Winchester Bay area.