Tag Archives: Fish/Fishing

Recreational Fishing Curtailed In Fight Against The Coronavirus  

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will close recreational salmon fishing in the Columbia River for at least two weeks, starting Friday morning, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Source: Recreational Fishing Curtailed In Fight Against The Coronavirus . News | OPB

Fishing a good activity for social distancing

Fishing has long been an activity in which people can, and often want to, keep their distance from each other. So the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is encouraging anglers to get out and fish while maintaining social-distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, including avoiding groups of 10 or more and staying at least […]
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Washington halts all fishing through April 8, ODFW closes Columbia River fisheries

Washington is closing recreational fishing and shellfishing in response to Gov. Inslee’s stay-at-home order. In an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, WDFW says they are closing fishing statewide until at least April 8. To support that action, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced it would be closing recreational salmon and steelhead […]
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Coronavirus: Can you still go fishing and hunting in Oregon after Gov. Brown’s order?

State wildlife officials addressed whether it was still legal to hunt and fish in Oregon after Gov. Kate Brown’s order to stay at home. Source: Coronavirus: Can you still go fishing and hunting in Oregon after Gov. Brown’s order?

Our View: Ingenuity needed on salmon

‘Hollow regret is all we can offer to the species we’ve hustled off into extinction — from the clouds of passenger pigeons that once filled America’s skies to the faintly ridiculous dodo birds of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. If wild salmon and steelhead are to avoid the same fate, meaningful decisions must be […]
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Guest View: Leadership casting for a brighter future – Opinion

Oregon is home to hundreds of small, independent fishing guiding businesses like mine. We’re small and mighty, generating tens of millions of dollars in Oregon every year from every far-flung corner of the state. We exist because of the salmon and steelhead that call our rivers home. Source: Guest View: Leadership casting for a brighter […]
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Guest column: A groundfish success story

Twenty years ago, West Coast groundfish stocks such as sole and rockfish were in serious trouble. Decades of overfishing had brought their populations to the cliff edge of collapse. In 2000, federal managers declared a fishery disaster and closed huge sections of the ocean to further harvest. Source: Guest column: A groundfish success story | […]
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Two coalitions to debate Southern Oregon wild steelhead rules

Two coalitions this week will debate whether the Rogue River and other key Southern Oregon streams should remain one of the last places in North America where anglers can keep wild steelhead. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold its first two stakeholders meetings this week — one Wednesday in Gold Beach and […]
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Gates open at popular fishing spot St. Louis ponds March 1

Fishing enthusiasts and dog owners suffering from cabin fever have something to look forward to in March at St. Louis Ponds. The gates at the venerable fishing spot near Interstate 5, just west of Gervais, are set to open March 1, according to Marion County officials. Source: Gates open at popular fishing spot St. Louis […]
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Henry Miller: It’s the start of Oregon free fishing days!

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16, are the first of eight Free Fishing Days in Oregon for 2020. Source: Henry Miller: It’s the start of Oregon free fishing days!