Boat-Based Harvest Closes Today in Oregon

Cabezon Boat-Based Harvest Closes Today

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Sport anglers fishing from boats can no longer retain cabezon effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14. This restriction does not impact shore-based anglers.

The boat-based recreational harvest of cabezon is approaching the 16.2 metric ton quota. The restriction is necessary to keep total year-end impacts within that quota. Anglers have been encountering more cabezon the last couple of years, and the average weight is up, similar to last year.

Anglers fishing from shore may still retain a one fish sub-bag limit of legal sized cabezon (16 inches or greater). Harvesting these fish from shore is infrequent, contributing a very small amount of mortality and is excluded from the retention closure.