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The following is a full list of Douglas County and southern Lane County fishing areas as compiled by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Please consult the organization’s website, www.myodfw.com, for state rules and regulations.

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Howdy everyone. I hope you have been getting out and enjoying the outdoors lately. The winds are abating, the air is warmer and the daylight hours are significantly longer!

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Before we get to today’s fishing report and topic de jour, I need to apologize for an egregious error I made in last week’s column. I’m not sure if I sent an old article or what happened, but there are not salmon and tuna being caught right now.

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Howdy everyone! I hope those of you inland have been enjoying the heat and those of you on the coast have been weathering the incessant wind.

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Howdy everyone! I hope y’all aren’t flooded out and drifting down river. The rains just keep coming and coming and it seems like the wind and waves on the ocean are part of the package deal. In my eight short years here as owner of Basin Tackle I have noticed how we get what I call the April…

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PORTLAND — A plan to kill California sea lions to save an endangered run of fish on a river that cuts through Portland, Oregon, appears to be working just months after wildlife officials began euthanizing the giant marine mammals, biologists said Thursday.

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Howdy everyone! We’ve had some amazing sunny days in the mid to high 60s here in Charleston recently and while we’re not out of the woods yet in terms of possible winter weather, it’s just getting better and better outside.

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The New Year is here and with that comes change, especially for those of us involved in the area of outdoor recreation. 2019 brings significant changes that will take some getting used. Along with our partners with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, we’re here to help you navigate t…

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery staff are reporting an unusual level of loss among spring Chinook eggs and newly hatched fish at Cole Rivers Hatchery. Agency fish health specialists believe an algae overload and aging infrastructure is the likely cause of the loss.

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Howdy everyone! Shore Acres Park is in full swing here locally and if you haven’t had the chance to see the hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights that adorn the lush greenery and botanical gardens you are doing yourself a huge disservice. Grab the kids, your spouse, neighbors, strangers …

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Only a day and a half drive from Douglas County is one of the most accessible, spectacular and pristine wilderness areas in the U.S. — the Bridger Wilderness in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Thousands of backpackers, fishermen and alpinists have already discovered this paradise for outdoor ent…

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When most anglers look to fall fishing in the Umpqua River, they think of fall Chinook salmon.

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Howdy everyone! Summer is still in full swing and we are seeing good catches of rockfish, lingcod, several nice near-shore halibut and a few salmon. The salmon being caught are few and far between overall but it’s still nice seeing some caught in the bay, including a couple off of Point Adam…

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Howdy everyone! First off, I want to apologize for not being here last week. I’m not sure what I had, but I was dizzy and wanted to throw up, which was compounded greatly whenever I would read anything. And seeing as how I kind of have to read everything I write, it just wasn’t gonna happen.

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Howdy everyone! We’ve had a good run of warm weather and sunshine lately but we’ve also had some wind mixed in which has kept us off the ocean some days.

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REEDSPORT — Day-use entrance fees will be waived at Loon Lake by the Bureau of Land Management to host a free fishing day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Howdy everyone! Rockfish are biting, lingcod are being caught, surfperch are on the beach, clams are being dug, shad and red-tailed perch are running on the Umpqua and bass and panfish are aggressively taking lures and bait everywhere. In short, it’s my favorite time of year.