Here are 3 tips for surfing in Oregon

Fishing in the surf means any fishing without a boat along a coast. There is over 350 miles of Oregon surf fishing opportunities. Here are a few tips for surfing in Oregon.

1. Check the weather

Observing the weather forecast and learning the tides is an important part of any list of Oregon surfing tips. Huge waves make it difficult to cast and hold bait close to the ground. In general, some of the better bites can be found near high tide or at the beginning of the high tide.

2. Bring the right gear

Especially if one of your fishing spots is the beach, long rods with an elongated lever piston and large spinning reel will help with distant casts. The stroke weight should be 12 pounds or more. This does not necessarily apply to the size of the fish, but rather to the size of the sinker, which may be required to hold bait, which is often shrimp, crab, or worms, in surf conditions. Also, keep in mind that swirls reduce line twist in your rigs and hold pyramid sinkers in the surf better than round sinkers.

3. Learn your fish

This made the list into surf fishing tips for Oregon, not just to meet legal size, amount, and season limits, but also because doing some wildlife habitat research will help you better target and learn about the most productive times and areas. There are also safety reasons for surf fishing in Oregon, e.g. B. the knowledge that some stonefish have toxins in their fins and the strange looking cabezon, a large species of sculpin, is delicious with the exception of the poisonous eggs and liver.

Be aware of the latest Oregon regulations while obtaining your fishing license. This can be done online along with much of your research. For example, I learned that surf bass and bottom fish can also be caught in winter. Although it is colder for the angler, the fishing pressure is lower and the resilient, knowledgeable angler can keep warm while fishing.

Andy Whitcomb

Andy is an outdoor writer ( and stressed out dad has contributed over 380 blogs to since 2011. Born in Florida but raised on the banks of farm ponds in Oklahoma, he now hunts pike, small bass and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fishery research technician at OSU, in the US state of Iowa and in the US state of Michigan.


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