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FishingFrom the high lakes in the Cascade Mountains to the east and to the mouth of the Umpqua River on the Oregon coast to the west, fish and fishing opportunities abound in Douglas County. Diamond Lake at the top of the Cascades features a popular rainbow trout fishery. Other high lakes an…

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The Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby is partnering with Diamond Lake Resort to host the inaugural 2021 Ice Fishing Derby at Diamond Lake, beginning Monday and running through April 15.

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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.

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NEWPORT – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking commercial Dungeness crab industry representatives to help design the next steps in reducing risk of whale and sea turtle entanglements in crab fishing gear.

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CENTRAL POINT — All angling in the Illinois River is closed through Nov. 30 between 8 Dollar Mountain Rd. Bridge and Green Bridge upstream to Pomeroy Dam near Cave Junction, according to a release from the Oregon Deparment of Fish and Wildlife.

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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.

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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted a Climate and Ocean Change Policy on Friday on a unanimous vote, making them the first state fish and wildlife commission in the nation to adopt such a measure.

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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.

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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.

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Howdy everyone! I hope y’all have been enjoying our spring, no, winter, wait, summer, no, now it’s spring again.