Update from YMarina, Oregon - May 2018
Those with the right boats, like the new Stabicraft 2750 Ultra-Centercab, might look to longer runs out to the 85-mile mark where yellowfin tuna are bound to start making their presence felt
You probably know this already but it’s halibut season and with limited opportunities to get on to these prime sportfish in the coming months, Paul George of YMarina, Coos Bay, recommends getting your boat sorted as soon as possible.
YMarina is flat out with early season servicing, new electronics fit-outs and most importantly, getting fuel samples taken and tested. As Paul points out, ethanol-based fuels suffer from separation issues, so it’s essential to manage your fuel system properly, especially if your boat’s been sitting around unused for a period. So, avoid trouble when you don’t want it and get that fuel system checked out.
On the fishing front, all reports suggest the halibut has been fishing well. Those keen to get amongst the action should familiarize themselves with the 2018 regulations, which can be found on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website. Here’s a link: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 2018 update on halibut regulations
The popular ling fishery has slowed down somewhat in recent weeks, but Paul can report notifications that the salmon have started running on the outside, so that’s exciting!
Albacore tuna are expected around the first week of June, which now is only a week away. In Paul’s own words, “All heck is going to break loose, right now!”
Those with the right boats, like the new Stabicraft 2750 Ultra Centercab, might look to longer runs out to the 85-mile mark where yellowfin tuna are bound to start making their presence felt.
On the work front, Paul and the YMarina team are working hard to get the larger Stabicraft’s rigged up and sent out. As mentioned, the serious guys are keen to get out into the tuna, so the race is on to get the big rigs ready for action.
A great example of a guy with tuna in his blood is Stabicraft 2600 Supercab owner, Rich Rayburn. Apparently, the word around the harbor is, “Who the heck can catch up to Rich?”, so well regarded is the performance of this vessel off the Oregon coast.
Paul is pleased to report the sale of his first Stabicraft 1550 Fisher. The owner’s had fun tooling around but not much fishing yet. Paul looks forward to more feedback.
Ask for an opinion on the vessel, Paul’s overall impression is that the little Fisher offers great use of space in a compact hull. There’s been plenty of feedback from those considering the boat as a tender for larger vessels.
To summarize, Paul can’t stress enough how important it is to get that servicing done now before you need to get out on the water. The YMarina team will be delighted to see you. And if a new Stabicraft’s on your mind, Paul will be more than happy to assist!
Stabicraft Marine thanks Paul George of YMarina, Coos Bay for his time and looks forward to catching up soon.
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