For many years, commercial fishing was one of the mainstays of the Oregon Coast economy. Over the years, commercial fishing has declined, but sports fishing remains a draw for thousands of fishermen every year.

The wide variety of species means that fishermen can enjoy their sport at all times of the year. On many of the coast's streams and rivers, they can drift in a boat or cast their lines from the banks. For the more adventurous, tuna can be caught many miles offshore.

If you bring your own boat, you'll want to check out one of the Oregon Coast's many public and private Marinas. It would be a good decision to select on the coast's Fishing Guides to help you locate the best places to fish. And if you're in the mood for some ocean fishing, there are Charter Fishing operators waiting to help.