ODFW release – The Central Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain) summer all-depth halibut fishery will open every week (Thurs – Sat) starting August 5-7, until the quota is met, or October 31. Opening up every weekend for the summer all-depth fishery, instead of skipping weekends, allows anglers more opportunity to harvest halibut. High winds during the spring all-depth fishery caused bar restrictions and/or bar closures up and down the central Oregon coast, severely limiting the number of anglers able (or willing) to participate in the fishery. With much of the spring all-depth quota remaining, we are looking to provide anglers more opportunity to harvest halibut this year during the summer all-depth fishery. Reminder: During days open for all-depth halibut fishing in the months of June, July and August, EITHER a combination of sablefish, Pacific cod & other flatfish species OR longleader rockfish may be retained when halibut are onboard the vessel. Longleader gear fishing may be combined with a halibut trip, but only outside of 40 fathoms, and once rockfish are on board, no further halibut fishing is allowed. Use of a descending device to release rockfish is required when fishing deeper than 30 fathoms, and recommended at any depth for fish that are not able to submerge on their own. For additional information please see our halibut map and the ODFW Sport Halibut page.