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Newport, Oregon Fishing Recommendations

Discussion in 'US - Western States Timesharing' started by riverdees05, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. riverdees05

    riverdees05 TUG Member

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    We are going to be in Newport, Oregon the middle of August and would like suggestions on fishing outfitters? Also, any other recommendations on things to do in the area. We are staying at Otter Rock Timeshares.
     
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    Go to the aquarium in Newport; it's not the Monterey aquarium, but it's still pretty good. Eat lunch at Local Ocean, which we think has the best seafood in Newport. Check out the Sylvia Beach Hotel lobby, the beach, and the shops in Nye Beach (part of Newport). If you like nice art galleries, EarthWorks in Yachats is better than anything in Newport. (There used to be a branch in Newport, but it got bought out.)

    If the wind is howling, drive to Depoe Bay and watch the waves crash. Also in Depoe Bay, you can go out on a boat that lands on the beach when returning. (There's a name for that, but I can't recall it.) It's rather exciting. My husband and some friends went deep sea fishing from Depoe Bay a few years ago and came back with several ling cod, which we love. I don't know which company they used. While in Depoe Bay, go to Ainslee Salt Water Taffee store, which has fantastic chocolates (Belgian chocolate base.)

    If you're into driving a little, you could visit the Oregon Dunes south of Florence. If you want to stick around locally, I think there's a short hiking trail that starts right at Otter Crest and goes to a nearby lighthouse. Since you're coming quite a ways, if you don't mind a long drive, you could check out the south coast, which is very pretty. (Florence, Bandon, etc.) The mouth of the Rogue River is relatively far away, but jet boat tours starting near the mouth of the river are fun.
     
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    August is a little late for salmon- they gather on the coast in early Spring (May-June) to make their runs upriver with the high runoff water. There should be good bottom-fishing, though- Snapper, Pacific Cod (Rockfish). Ask locally or pick up a tourism newspaper.
     
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    I'm not a fisher person, but suggest googling Newport or Depoe Bay fishing charters. Bring something for seasickness if you are prone to it.

    I like Otter Rock a lot. An oldie but a goodie. I think the condos are all done differently, some are updated and some aren't. Some are fully owned and I think only a few are in a timeshare pool. I think you were lucky to trade into this. It is located within The Inn at Otter Crest. http://www.innatottercrest.com/index2.html

    There are usually seals on the rocks if you head right at the bottom of the beach stairs. The rocks are slippery, bring some water shoes with good traction for exploring the tide pools. The whole beach there is an Oregon Marine Preserve, meaning you cannot take shells or rocks from it or disturb the sea life in any way. The tide pools are great, lots of starfish and other sea life. We have even seen a small octopus in one of the pools. http://oregonmarinereserves.com/reserves/otter-rock/

    There is short trail from the resort through the woods to the Devils Punch Bowl, a cool rock formation that can shoot water out the top when the waves are high. http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=156 (You can access it at low tide from the beach below, but be aware of the tide!) There are a couple tiny places to eat there. http://www.moschowder.com/otter-rock.php And a winery tasting room. http://dutchmanwinery.com/index.htmld On the other side of the cliff is a beach that usually has surfers, fun to stand and watch them from above.

    Another good restaurant in Depoe Bay is Tidal Raves. http://tidalraves.com/ Great view and very popular. If you go, try and get reservations for when it is still light out and you can see the view. There is a resident pod of whales that hang out in the area, and we have seen them from there. We also like Blackfish Cafe in Lincoln City. http://blackfishcafe.com/ Never had a bad meal there, but no view. In summer, reservations are a must here also. And if shopping is your thing, there is an outlet mall in Lincoln City. http://www.lincolncityoutlets.com/

    I have never been to Local Ocean in Newport as Tahiya suggests, but everyone raves about it, and it is on my list. http://www.localocean.net/ I would try for a reservation here for sure, the earlier out the better. If you like beer, I suggest Rogue Brewers on the Bay. http://www.rogue.com/ Located very close to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. http://aquarium.org/ I second the suggestion of a visit there.

    Some general Newport info. http://discovernewport.com/ http://traveloregon.com/cities-regions/oregon-coast/newport/ https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g51992-Activities-Newport_Oregon.html

    Be aware that if it it hot inland, it it often cool, windy and overcast at the coast. Bring warm coats and sweatshirts. I will never forget a friend from California who drove her kids down to the beach for the night with shorts and bathing suits and that's about it. She had to buy warm clothes for all when they were there, as they were freezing.

    Have a great trip !
     
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    Just want to add that we loved Otter Rocks. Was hesitant reading reviews, but we thought unit was fine; had distant ocean view, but the grounds were spectacular. Want to return someday.
     

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