Brookings October trophy ocean salmon
This year's trophy October ocean salmon season out of Brookings, known as the "Chetco Bubble Season," will likley once again be Oct. 1-12.
This is an extremely popular fishery because of the size of the salmon. Most of the fish are 4-year-olds and some are 5 or even 6. The average size is 30 pounds and plenty of 40 to 50 pounders are caught during the short season. There are almost always a half dozen fish over 50 pounds caught each year during this season.
Right now I still have Oct. 1, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12 open.
This season books fast and last year all the dates were gone by August.
We fish this out of a 22-foot sled. I fish up to four people for this season, but do mixed groups if the whole boat isn't booked.
Wanted to give ifisher's a shot at some good dates.