Razor clamming is now open from the north jetty of Coos Bay to Cape Arago. The rest of the coast remains closed.
The mainstem and West Fork will be open for retention of hatchery Chinook.
All ODFW offices remain closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.
All state-owned fish hatcheries remain closed to public access and visitors. Trout stocking in lakes and ponds continues for now.
The vermilion rockfish is named for its dark vermilion red coloration.
Features: Its deep red sides are mottled with gray. They grow to be 30-inches long.
Yelloweye, canary and vermillion rockfish can look similar. See this rockfish identification article for distinguishing features for each species.
Habitat: The vermilion rockfish is found near the bottom of the ocean over rocky substrate.
Technique: They readily take both bait and lures. Rubber tailed lead head jigs, metal jigs, shrimp flies, and baited hooks will all take vermilion rockfish.
Header photo by Ratha Grimes, Flickr
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