The following is the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Southwest Region fishing report, compiled by fisheries and biologists from Oregon’s southwest region spanning from southern Lane County to the Oregon/California border.
Juvenile coho salmon that survived after much of the Rock Creek Hatchery was destroyed by the Archie Creek Fire this past month will be raised at the rearing facility at Eastwood Elementary School in Roseburg, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday afternoon.
The following is the Southwest Region fishing report, compiled by fisheries and biologists from southern Oregon spanning from the California border to just south of the Lane County border.
Officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife feared the worst Thursday afternoon after heavy damage caused by the Archie Creek Fire was reported at the nearly century-old Rock Creek Hatchery east of Idleyld Park.
Fishing limitations on wild spring Chinook Salmon imposed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have been lifted on the mainstem Umpqua River, and new rules have been put into place for the summer/fall season.
NEWPORT – An additional opening has been added to Oregon’s Central Coast Subarea, increasing anglers’ opportunity to harvest the quota for the spring all-depth halibut fishery. The dates of July 30-August 1 were added, making a total of eight openings for this popular fishery.
PORTLAND —Illegal shark fin sales in a Portland grocery store marks the first conviction under an Oregon law that prohibits possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark fins. The June 4 conviction calls into play a law created in 2011 to preserve vulnerable shark populations.
Hunting and fishing restrictions on out-of-state residents in Oregon were lifted this past weekend, with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife giving the go-ahead for non-Oregon residents starting Tuesday.
Low-water conditions in the South Umpqua River likely won’t keep anglers from trying to fill their daily catch limits in the coming weeks and months. Not with an influx of fish there.
Drought conditions in Douglas County and around much of Oregon have helped prompt a meeting with state officials and local county commissioners to discuss a course of action in the coming months.
Anglers and hunters from outside Oregon will be unable to hunt or fish under an order from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that goes into effect Friday night.
Officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said this past week it is not ruling out the modification of hunting and fishing seasons around Oregon if people fail to comply with Gov. Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order.
It may be a little ahead of schedule, but spring is here. Now that I have said that, we will probably be in the middle of a blizzard when this article is published since it is being written a few days in advance. Either way, I would like to point out a few things spring is going to bring us.
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Ever wonder how big a record-sized bull elk would look like in real life? Or, for that matter, the mount of an Oregon state record Columbian whitetail buck that was tagged in the Drain area back in 1949?