Snake River Opening For Spring Chinook Fishing

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th May NewsChinook salmonfishingSnake River

The upper Snake River has been opened to salmon fishing, the first of several chinook fisheries expected to open this spring in northeast Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the daily bag limit is four adipose fin-clipped spring chinook salmon, no more than two can be an adult salmon more than 24-inches long.Read More »

2015 Forecast: Salmon Fishing Looks Good Along Southern Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th March NewsfishingGold Beachsalmon

Enough adult salmon are now finning off the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts to give Brookings a good chance to repeat as Oregon's top port for boating chinook.

But the ever-changing ocean currents have to do their part.

Preseason estimates of chinook and fin-clipped coho salmon in the ocean are high enough that salmon anglers are on the cusp of seeinRead More »

In Spite Of Dry Winter, There Are No Plans To Close Oregon Streams

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th January Newsdroughtfishing
- Oregon has no plans to follow California's lead in closing dozens of streams to fishing because of shallow water levels. California officials took action after the streams dipped below minimum flows, forcing already depressed native winter steelhead runs to migrate and spawn amid drought conditions. Steve Mazur is the assistant Gold Beach District fish biologist for the Oregon Read More »

Coastal Anglers Oppose ODFW Fish Plan

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th January NewsfishingODFW
South Coast anglers are opposed to a plan state fish-and-wildlife managers say is intended to balance the needs of sportsmen with wild fish conservation. The World newspaper of Coos Bay reports ( ) more than 100 people attended a meeting to weigh-in on a proposal to shift releases of hatchery fish in the Coos, Coquille and Elk river systems.Read More »

Gillnet Fishing Ban Weighed By ODFW

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th December NewsfishingODFW
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal to ban commercial fishing with gillnets on the main stem of the lower Columbia River. The commission will hear public testimony before voting on Friday in Portland.Read More »

Gillnet Ban Organizers Drop Ballot Measure

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September Newsenvironmental issuesfishing

The proponents of a ballot measure that would ban gillnet fishing on the Columbia River say they're dropping their effort and will support a compromise sought by Oregon Gov.Read More »


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