Category Archives: State Marine Board

Jet boats can stay on upper Rogue River

A proposal to ban jet-powered boats — including Rogue Jet Boat Adventures — from the upper Rogue River was defeated by the Oregon State Marine Board Thursday in Salem. The five-member board unanimously agreed with staff to reject a petition from the Rogue FlyFishers Association and an upper Rogue landowner to ban jet boats upstream […]
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Jet boat ban likely dead in water

State marine officials recommend the sinking of a proposal to ban jet-powered boats, including an excursion-boat business, from 24 miles of the upper Rogue River. Oregon State Marine Board staff recommend that the five-member board not accept a petition from the Rogue FlyFishers Association and an upper Rogue landowner to ban jet boats upstream of […]
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Spring recreation stretches rescue crews thin

Out of a long, harsh winter comes milder weather and a corresponding influx of recreationalists enjoying the Gorge. However, the buzz of activity on Mount Hood and in the Gorge has posed a steep cost in recent years for emergency officials who respond to aid lost and injured recreationalists — and this spring break is […]
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Boating rules make sense

State proposal would increase safety, fund facilities New boating safety rules and fees being proposed by the Oregon State Marine Board are both sensible and fair. House Bill 2320, introduced at the board’s request, would, for the first time, assess a fee for river and lake use by kayaks, canoes and other non-motorized craft if […]
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Perhaps non-motorized boat owners should pay a little to gain a lot

There has been conflict between motorized and non-motorized boating enthusiasts almost as long as there has been recreational boating. Now kayakers, paddle-boarders, canoeists, and rafters have found common ground with powerboat operators: they all loathe fees. Source: Perhaps non-motorized boat owners should pay a little to gain a lot

Kayakers push back on bill requiring ‘pay-to-paddle’ on Oregon rivers

Kayakers and rafters splashed cold water on a bill they said would create a “pay to paddle” system on Oregon’s public waterways during a hearing Wednesday. Source: Kayakers push back on bill requiring ‘pay-to-paddle’ on Oregon rivers

Bill in Legislature would require kayakers, canoeists to pay annual river and lake use fee

Plan also would mandate life jacket use by people on innertube, paddleboard other similar floatation device Oregon kayakers and canoeists would have to pay for the right to play on the water, under a governor-­endorsed bill in the Legislature. Source: Bill in Legislature would require kayakers, canoeists to pay annual river and lake use fee […]
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Our View: Anglers, boat operator should get along – Opinion

The Rogue Flyfishers Association and jetboat operator Taylor Grimes haven’t been getting along on the Rogue River near TouVelle State Park. The fishing club’s answer is to ban jetboats above the Table Rock Road bridge, but everyone ought to be able to play well together on the water without resorting to a solution that favors […]
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Flyfishers hope to ban Upper Rogue jetboats – News

A local fishing club and a river-side landowner have turned to the Oregon State Marine Board in an attempt to jettison an excursion tour-boat operator from a 24-mile stretch of the upper Rogue River over user conflicts and safety concerns. The Rogue Flyfishers Association and landowner Greg Layton have filed a petition to ban jet-powered […]
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Oregon lawmakers consider stronger invasive mussel defenses

Legislators are considering a bill to strengthen regulatory defenses against invasive mussels that threaten irrigation systems. Oregon lawmakers are considering whether to strengthen the state’s defenses against invasive aquatic mussels that threaten both irrigation systems and ecosystems. Source: Oregon Local News – Oregon lawmakers consider stronger invasive mussel defenses