Anglers and others interested in salmon and steelhead production in the Umpqua Basin are invited to meet Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fish biologist Evan Leonetti at 6 p.m. Tuesday at North Forty Beer Company, 435 SE Jackson St., in Roseburg.
Over 30 fly fish tiers from across the Pacific Northwest will come together Saturday for the 11th annual North Umpqua Fly Fishing-Tying Festival.
Free Fishing Weekend comes to Oregon again this weekend, giving would-be anglers a chance to test the proverbial angling waters without purchasing a fishing license.
Two bills — one signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown earlier this month (HB 2829), and one recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 3742) — offer the most significant opportunities to fund fish and wildlife conservation in a century.
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.
Twenty environmental groups are calling on Oregon to protect imperiled coho salmon with more restrictions on logging and roadbuilding in coastal forests.
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…
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.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced last week that recreational crabbing is now open for the entire Oregon Coast, free of restrictions.
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…
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.
Winter steelhead anglers are being asked to return snouts from hatchery steelhead harvested in the Umpqua River basin, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday.
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 …
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…
The Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers will hold its 10th annual North Umpqua Fly Fishing and Tying Festival 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Glide Community Center, 20062 N. Umpqua Highway.
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…
ELKTON — C.A.S.T. for Kids will hold an event for children with special needs age 6 to 15. Guests are given the opportunity to explore outdoor recreational experiences through fishing.
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.