Tag Archives: Fish/Fishing

Summer, fall fishing seasons set for Columbia River

Chinook salmon returns to the Columbia River will be the lowest in almost a decade this summer. As Oregon and Washington state fishery managers set seasons for the summer and fall, they had to balance below-average projections for a number of salmon stocks with what is expected to be a better run of coho. Source: […]
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Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to host free fishing day

On the first weekend of June, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife will be hosting a free fishing day event where children throughout Oregon will be able to fish for free. The event, which will take place locally at Tugman State Park in Lakeside, will feature a number of stations for kids to learn […]
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Poor fall chinook runs mean cutbacks

Rogue River anglers are set to sidestep sweeping wild fall chinook salmon fishing cutbacks this year along the Oregon Coast, where preseason forecasts call for returns well under average for most coastal streams. The Rogue’s forecast, however, calls for nearly 88,000 fall chinook to escape anglers and spawn — largely in the Rogue Valley. That […]
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Fishing season in full swing in Central Oregon

Many high Cascade lakes are now accessible and fishing well. Significant late-winter snowfall and early-spring rain should make for a promising trout fishing season this year on Central Oregon lakes and rivers. “I think it’s going to benefit fish, and it’s going to help out water supply,” said Brett Hodgson, a Bend-based fisheries biologist for […]
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Federal bill to improve Columbia River tribal fishing sites moves forward

But the work wouldn’t be over, Blumenauer said. He hopes that Lone Pine will demonstrate that a relatively small amount of money can significantly improve the lives of the tribal members who live at fish at Lone Pine so that it can be replicated at the other sites. Source: Federal bill to improve Columbia River […]
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The Willamette River’s Struggling Fish Are Raising Environmentalists’ Concerns

Steelhead and salmon struggle to survive the Willamette River Basin’s high dams and slackwater reservoirs. Saving them is no easy task. April’s record rains and snowmelt sent torrents of water down the Willamette River’s tributaries and into its main stem. With reservoirs full behind the basin’s dams, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the […]
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Coos Bay Fishermen Brace For Impacts From Jordan Cove And Channel-Widening Projects

The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and the local port’s channel widening projects are both working their way through the permitting process. Source: Coos Bay Fishermen Brace For Impacts From Jordan Cove And Channel-Widening Projects . News | OPB

Oregon’s Pacific halibut quota soars

Oregon’s Pacific halibut anglers will enjoy a summer season with a 25 percent bigger quota for 2019 under seasons set April 19 by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. The plump poundage quota comes courtesy of the International Pacific Halibut Commission and allows for a hefty all-depth fishery off central coast ports beginning May 9. […]
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Southern Oregon ocean chinook salmon fishing season is solid

Sport anglers will see another full summer ocean fishing season for chinook salmon that is similar to last year’s, opening on Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day weekend. The Pacific Fishery Management Council this week set the sport and commercial salmon seasons off the Oregon, Washington and California coasts. Source: Southern Oregon ocean […]
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Pete Heley: Some ODFW rules could use some improvement

As I am writing my column, the trout stocking portion of the ODFW website is not available and hopefully will be available soon. Also of concern, IFISH.NET, possibly Oregon’s largest online fishing website, has not had any new posts in at least 10 days — hopefully this will also be corrected soon. I’m picking this […]
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