The spring all-depth Pacific halibut sportfishing season in Oregon’s central coast subarea — which includes ports from Port Orford to Garibaldi — will open May 21.
Once the season begins, it will be open on dates scheduled based on public input earlier this year: May 21-23, May 28-31, June 11-13, June 18-20 and July 9-11. Additional all-depth fishing days may be opened later in the spring or summer if quota remains.
ODFW delayed the opener by one week — from May 14 to May 21 — to allow more time for ports, charters and other facilities to prepare for reopening and to ensure fair and equitable access to halibut across the entire central coast subarea. ODFW has been working with local governments and ports to address COVID-19 concerns related to the all-depth halibut opener.
Many coastal communities remain concerned about a large influx of visitors while COVID-19 restrictions are still in effect. Anglers are asked to be mindful of the Governor’s Executive Order as well as coastal community concerns and:
For more about halibut fishing, including a map of Oregon’s recreational seasons, please visit https://myodfw.com/pacific-halibut-sport-regulations.