This season, Brookings Fishing Charters has added a 26-foot bay boat to its fleet. The Alumaweld Columbia comfortably seats six customers, and is our primary salmon fishing boat, but is also used for near-shore, light-tackle lingcod, rockfish and crab. The bay boat is ideal for fishing the bays and estuaries of the Oregon Coast, but also is a roomy platform for bottom fishing during the summer our of Brookings. Powered by a 150-horsepower Mercury four-stroke outboard, the bay boat can reach speeds of 45 mph, and has a deep vee for cutting through wind chop. Extra-high sides and comfortable seats with arm rests give each angler lots of room for our near-shore fishing charters.