Brookings Fishing Charters

BIO:

Captain james

James is a US Coast Guard 100 ton licensed captain operating out of the Port of Brookings Harbor since the age of 17. He has thousands of fishing hours experience before licensure and thousands of hours more after licensure between commercial crabbing, live fishing and charter fishing combined. Fishing is my life…it is what I do. It is what my friends do, it is what my family does.

Growing up on these waters gives me an experienced sense of safety and caution, and an opportunity to provide the best trip that can be experienced by the client.


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Types of Fish

  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon
  • Halibut
  • Tuna
  • Crab
  • Whale Watching

Fishing and Crabbing

General Information:

Ocean Fish Charters out of Brookings Harbor Oregon. I am a 100 ton Coast Guard Licensed captain operating large charter vessel for the past 8 years and has been working on charter vessels since the age of 12 from a charter operating family that has been in operation for 20 years. Customer service and safety is top priority.



Ocean Fish Charters offers Bottom Fishing (Ling Cod and Various Rockfish), Salmon, Halibut and Tuna. All trips include tackle, bait and top of the line fishing gear. Light tackle style.

  • Bottom fishing $85 per person Half day (4-6 hours}
  • Salmon fishing $150 per person
  • Halibut fishing $180 per person
  • Whole day Combo Trip $225 per person
  • Tuna Fishing $250 per person
  • Whale Watching $50 per person
  • Fishing License available for $16.75

The Port of Brookings Harbor is one of the safest harbors along the Oregon coast due to the direction it faces in the bay. Brookings holds incredible scenery along the entire coastline and is the home of many species of birds and other wildlife. Whales are historically in the area while fishing in the spring months. The Pursuit is a 1999 Radon 27 foot fiberglass charter vessel licensed for 6 passengers that has the power to get to the fishing grounds quickly to ensure optimum fishing time.

Things to Bring:
  • Jacket and Sweatshirt
  • Lunch
  • Camera

Dungeness Crab Facts:

Reproduction and life history: Dungeness crabs mate from spring through the fall. The male crabs are polygamous--each male crab may mate with more than one female crab. This may be an important factor in maintaining the reproductive.

Viability of this species because only male crabs can be harvested in commercial and personal use fisheries. Male crabs mate only with female crabs that have just molted (shed their old exoskeleton). Fertilization of the egg does not occur at the time of mating. The female crab stores the sperm until her eggs are fully developed. The eggs are fertilized when the female extrudes them under her abdomen where they are carried until hatching. A large female crab can carry 2.5 million eggs

After hatching, the young crabs are planktonic and swim freely away from the female. Larval development takes from 4 months to as long as a year. Six successive stages (5 zoea and 1 megalopa) occur before the crabs molt into the first juvenile stage. These crabs grow each time they molt. During the first two years both sexes grow at similar rates but after two years the female crabs grow more slowly than the males. Sexual maturity may be reached at three years. At 4 to 5 years of age, a Dungeness crab can be over 6 1/2 inches in shell width and weigh between 2 and 3 pounds. A large male Dungeness crab can exceed 10 inches in shell width. The estimated maximum life span of this crab is between 8 and 13 years.

 

Dungeness crabs are widely distributed sub-tidally and prefer a sandy or muddy bottom in salt water. However, they are tolerant of salinity changes and can be found in estuarine environments. Dungeness crabs foraging behavior coincides with their habitat. These crabs scavenge along the sea floor for organisms that live partly or completely buried in the sand. They are carnivores, and their diet can include shrimp, mussels, small crabs, clams, and worms. Dungeness crabs are found only in the North Pacific. They range from Central California to The Gulf of Alaska.

Live Dungeness crabs are purplish-brown in color. Cooking brings out the bright orange color they are famous for. An average of 25% of a Dungeness crab's weight is edible "meat", making it one of the meatiest crabs available. Dungeness Crab is an excellent source of high-quality protein, containing all of the essential amino acids, while low in fat and calories. You'll also find a rich supply of important minerals such as zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium and iron. It's a natural for health-conscious customers.

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Crabbing

General Information:

Ocean Fish Charters out of Brookings Harbor Oregon. I am a 100 ton Coast Guard Licensed captain operating large charter vessel for the past 8 years and has been working on charter vessels since the age of 12 from a charter operating family that has been in operation for 20 years. Customer service and safety is top priority.

Ocean Fish Charters offers Bottom Fishing (Ling Cod and Various Rockfish), Salmon, Halibut and Tuna. All trips include tackle, bait and top of the line fishing gear. Light tackle style.

  • Bottom fishing $85 per person Half day (4-6 hours}
  • Salmon fishing $150 per person
  • Halibut fishing $180 per person
  • Whole day Combo Trip $225 per person
  • Tuna Fishing $250 per person
  • Whale Watching $50 per person
  • Fishing License available for $16.75

The Port of Brookings Harbor is one of the safest harbors along the Oregon coast due to the direction it faces in the bay. Brookings holds incredible scenery along the entire coastline and is the home of many species of birds and other wildlife. Whales are historically in the area while fishing in the spring months. The Pursuit is a 1999 Radon 27 foot fiberglass charter vessel licensed for 6 passengers that has the power to get to the fishing grounds quickly to ensure optimum fishing time.