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By Frank Armendariz
Special to The Chronicle 

Weather depressing warm-water fishing


September 12, 2019


A few crabs in the trap can take the sting out of a fishless day trolling. These are from the lower Siuslaw bay. We did better over Labor Day weekend up at Newport, where we dropped traps outside the harbor before heading out to troll salmon.

A popular saying among Oregonians is, "If you don't like the weather (or do like it, for that matter), just wait a minute and it will change." That is pretty much what happened last week as a series of weather fronts began to sweep across our state and county. As I assemble this report, moderate rainfall has fallen for most of Sunday on my Florence home.

Though generally on the weak side, the cold fronts have stirred up conditions enough to depress some fisheries, particularly among warm-water sunfish species. The warm-water fishing will likely become hit-and-miss over the next several week...

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