Garibaldi Bottom Fishing
Bottom fishing is one of the highest catch ratio fisheries in Oregon. We are very blessed in Garibaldi Oregon to have an amazing bottom fishery out of Tillamook bay up and down the coast. We travel as far north to Cannon beach which is a 15 to 20 mile run depending and what reef or rock pile we are planning to fish on. If we decide to travel south we have a few options from 8 miles to 15 miles. Both of those locations have great fishing just like the Cannon beach area. One spot is off Netarts bay which is called three Arches and the other is around Cape Lookout. We have many great places out of Garibaldi to bottom fish and did i mention the scenery it is flat out amazing with big giant towering cliffs jetting out of the lush green forrest.
We as Garibaldi fishing guides fish for bottom fish May thru July. We fish two different ways for the bottom fish. First off we us ultra light 6 foot spinning rods that we target sea bass with. Many times we are casting to boiling fish on the service other times they are just below the surface and we cast and let the jigs or swim baits fall until the fish attack the lure. This is a crazy fun way of catching these fish which range from 2 to 4 pounds. Garibaldi fishing guides also fish a little heavier rods when we are targeting lingcod and other types of bottom fish. This is also a very fun fishery as you are gigging the rod up and down over rock piles for these very aggressive hard fighting fish. The lingcod have to be 22 inches to keep and we catch them all the way up into the 30 pound range every year.
Oregon coast bottom fishing guides also offer crabbing with all there bottom fishing trips. Nothing is better than catching your limits of seabass and lingcod and then come back to crab pots that have been soaking in the ocean for fresh Dungeness crab. This is such a fun time of year because the ocean is flat out full of life. On these trips, as well we can stop near the month of Tillamook bay on our way in and try for SPRING CHINOOK SALMON which are some of the best eating fish in the pacific northwest. Please check out the spring salmon page for more information on the Spring salmon fishing guides for Tillamook bay and the pacific northwest. Oregon coast bottom fishing guides offer many great fisheries around the northwest Oregon coast. We fish all over Northwest Oregon and offer many different types of fishing adventures.
Bottom fishing is one of the most popular type of Ocean fishing in Oregon. The fish sit on fairly shallow structure and there are many different species to catch.
We typically will fish within a mile of the marina we launch from and are fishing withing 20-30 minutes from leaving the docks.
We typically use jigs which is a very fun and active way to fish. The advantage to jigs is that there is typically no doubt that you have a fish on the line as they are biting the jig in a very aggressive manner,
We catch Black Cod, Sea Bass, Quill Back, Ling Cod and many other species of fish.