Pacific Salmon Charters • Ilwaco, WA 1-800-831-2695 pacificsalmoncharters@hotmail.com

BOTTOM FISHING

The latest news on bottom fishing out of Ilwaco, Washington

Q: What are 'Bottom Fish'?

In Marine Area 1, anglers are allowed to retain sablefish, Pacific cod, yellowtail rockfish, widow rockfish, canary rockfish, redstriped rockfish, greenstriped rockfish, slivergray rockfish, chilipepper, bocaccio, and blue/deacon rockfish and lingcod retained north of the Washington – Oregon border on all-depth halibut days.

BOTTOM FISH

With the curtailment of the salmon season in the late ’70s, Pacific Salmon Charters Inc. started exploring the possibilities of catching limits of bottom fish.

We found large quantities of bottom fish 18 miles from Ilwaco. Milt found a spot the fish off the coast of Washington with much larger fish and limits of rockfish and lingcod. We will fish this spot more, as the weather will allow us.

In Marine Area 1, anglers are allowed to retain sablefish, Pacific cod, yellowtail rockfish, widow rockfish, canary rockfish, redstriped rockfish, greenstriped rockfish, slivergray rockfish, chilipepper, bocaccio, and blue/deacon rockfish and lingcod retained north of the Washington – Oregon border on all-depth halibut days.

The scenery as you travel to the bottom fish grounds is very exciting and beautiful, so bring your camera.   Give us a call to set up an inland bottom fishing trip to see what you may catch.

RESERVATIONS

Bottom Fish typically starts Mid-March, and runs through September.  The season dates will be in our fishing report as soon as announced.

Please call early as we expect a busy fishing season. Group rates weekdays only until early July. Please call for current pricing.

YOUR TRIP

Limits of assorted rockfish and lingcod have been the rule rather than the exception.

All of your fish are kept on ice on our boats throughout your trip and left whole to ensure the quality and freshness of your fish.

When you return to the docks with your fish, the deckhand will take your fish up to be photographed.

We offer a fillet and vacuum-packing service on-site. You may take your fish home whole, filleted, vacuum-packed. Quick freeze and storage are available.

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