Stonewall Bank YRCA correction (Newport area)
The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations book has errors in the waypoints for the Stonewall Bank Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) in the table on page 105. The correct coordinates (pdf) are the same as the last several years.
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Barn Door or Chicken?
Q: I caught a 34" Pacific halibut last week. How does my fish compare to others?
A: The chart below shows that 8% of the Pacific halibut sampled by ODFW in 2014 were 34 inches. If you catch a 50"+ halibut, you'll be in the top 2% in recent years.
Q: What's the largest Pacific halibut sampled by ODFW in the Oregon sport fishery?
A: 68.5 inches (see table below). That's a barn door.
2014 through June
Maximum (Year Caught)
(2006 in Newport)
Q: How much do the halibut weigh this year? Click here for average weights (pdf)
Watch a Pacific halibut escape from a commercial pink shrimp trawler. (1.3 mb) Requires Windows Media Player
This video was taken in 2005 during ODFW research to reduce fishery bycatch of small flatfish and juvenile rockfish using a BRD, or bycatch reduction device.
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