Newport is situated between the Coast Mountains, Yaquina Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Newport is on the central Oregon coast, where you can launch a boat for your deep-sea fishing excursion for tuna. The boundaries of Port of Newport reach from north to Otter Rock and south to Seal Rock. Sport fishing for tuna and other marine species is one of the area's major attractions.
Tuna fishing starts in the summer months as the fish come to the bay following warm water currents. The peak season for tuna fishing is during mid-July through mid-October, according to Newport Tradewinds Fishing Guide, a local guide based in Newport Bay.
Take a guided charter fishing trip with one of the many charter guides in Newport Bay. Many charters leave from Port of Newport and specialize in albacore tuna deep-sea fishing excursions that typically take place about 30 to 100 miles offshore. Most charters provide all the necessary gear necessary for fishing, although you can bring your own equipment if you prefer. Choose from different fishing trip durations, including half-day, full-day or overnight.
All anglers age 14 and above must have a valid, state-issued license to take any fish in Oregon. You can purchase a license from various license agents throughout the state or via the Internet. Resident and nonresident fishing licenses are available. You can choose from annual licenses to daily permits that range from one to seven days. Legal methods of taking marine species such as tuna include angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear, spear gun, gaff and snag, hook and herring jig. The possession limit is seven per day. Fishing regulations and limits are subject to change, so check the sport fishing rules from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.