Because there are many spots to surf fish in Oregon,
it will take me a while to compile this list.
This page will be updated
from time to time, so be sure to check back often for new updates.
The #1 question I get from many of my subscribers
is where is the best spot to go surf fishing in Oregon. Therefore,
I'm going to try my best to make a list of beaches for surf fishing.
Some things to consider:
there is no "best"
beach because beach contours change month to month, year to year
due to weather, erosion, wave action moving the sand, etc
if a beach didn't produce on
a given trip, it doesn't mean there is no fish there. there are
many factors at play here: weather, tide, current, etc. Return
at a later time and you will likely catch them
Here are the spots (order is not important). This
is not a complete list, but I will update it from time to time so
be sure to check back often.
1) Ona Beach
Beach is about 15 minutes south of Newport. I held 2 SF tournaments
here. It's one of my favorite spots. The walk to the beach is about
800 feet. Lots of parking and bathroom. No fee (?).
fishing tournament @ Ona Beach (May 17, 2017)
Here is a video of me surf fishing at Ona Beach
Fishing at Ona Beach
Rock is a little south of Ona Beach. I used to like this spot when
I first began fishing it, but (for me) it has died down considerably.
I held one tournament here before .................. and no one caught
anything. Very small gravel parking lot, no fee, no bathroom.
Nye Beach, Newport
best trip ever happened here. It was the day after Thanksgiving
back in 2015. I had doubles every cast. Oddly, I never caught much
fish here anymore. I held one tournament here, and people did OK.
Parking lot doesn't have many spaces, and public restrooms are available
as well as a rinse off station. Beware, there are lots of foot traffic
on the beach.
Jetty is where my surf fishing career began. I've been to many beaches
when I first started surf fishing, and I got skunked each and every
time. It was extremely frustrating. One day, I headed over to Barview
Jetty because of tip I received. I took my 6'6" bass rod and
a size 2500 reel spooled with 20# braid. I tied the hi-lo rig and
used Powerbait mice tails for bait. I did OK, and from then on,
I began learning more and more about surf fishing. It's a good spot,
but I have to say it's a little crowded due to its close proximity
to Portland. Barview Jetty is also good for rock fishing and ling