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Reel Deal: Ocean salmon season set to open in Oregon - Curry Coastal Pilot

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:57

Curry Coastal Pilot

Reel Deal: Ocean salmon season set to open in Oregon
Curry Coastal Pilot
The ocean salmon season has finally arrived, at least for anglers north or the California-Oregon Border, as sportfishermen will finally be allowed to join the commercial boats in targeting salmon. California anglers will still need to wait about two ...

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In search of sturgeon: Thousands make annual fishing pilgrimage for chance to catch a prehistoric fish - Chinook Observer

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:48

Chinook Observer

In search of sturgeon: Thousands make annual fishing pilgrimage for chance to catch a prehistoric fish
Chinook Observer
... were closed from 2014 through 2016. However, based on the increasing trend for legal-size white sturgeon in the Lower Columbia River, both Washington and Oregon fisheries commissions approved limited retention seasons in 2017, and again this year.

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Guest column: Oregonians investing in North Coast salmon, students, and Shangrila - Daily Astorian

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:21

Daily Astorian

Guest column: Oregonians investing in North Coast salmon, students, and Shangrila
Daily Astorian
Some of this money came from the Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund, which has invested nearly $222 million in Oregon's salmon recovery efforts since 2000. Leveraged with the Oregon state lottery dollars, a total of $570 million have been invested in ...

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Warming seas could shift fish habitats out of the reach of some fishers - Inhabitat

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:15

Warming seas could shift fish habitats out of the reach of some fishers
Inhabitat
Climate change is doing more than causing sea levels to rise or sea ice to dwindle — it's pressuring fish to move far away from their typical habitats. Warming waters have already prompted some fish to migrate south or north. As the climate continues ...

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Oregon Fishing Forecast - May 17, 2018 - Pamplin Media Group

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:41

Pamplin Media Group

Oregon Fishing Forecast - May 17, 2018
Pamplin Media Group
Portland/Metro - After an all-out effort for the 2018 Willamette Salmon Quest, well over 30 boats participated in the signature Steelheader's event tallying about a fish per boat average. Jerry Toman took first place with five spring Chinook taken in ...

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Fishing for solutions through legislation - The Columbian

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:22

The Columbian

Fishing for solutions through legislation
The Columbian
“This is not an anti-sea lion bill,” Herrera Beutler said. “It's a balanced approach that protects our salmon. It has the support of fish and wildlife managers, as well as the tribes, and the governors of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.” The bill ...

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Out and about: Controlled Hunt application period ends May 23 - The Columbian

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:20

The Columbian

Out and about: Controlled Hunt application period ends May 23
The Columbian
During these two days no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents. Although no licenses or tags are ...

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Researchers report uptick in whale entanglements in Washington waters - KVAL

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:08

KVAL

Researchers report uptick in whale entanglements in Washington waters
KVAL
... one of four whales entangled in fishing gear in Washington waters since April 13. Three of the whales were gray whales. The other whale was a humpback. Statistics show about a handful of whale entanglements are seen in Washington and Oregon waters ...

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Celebrate State Parks Day June 2 with free camping, events - KTVZ

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:08

KTVZ

Celebrate State Parks Day June 2 with free camping, events
KTVZ
Fishing is also free June 2 and 3, courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Several free fishing events will be held that weekend by ODFW and partners. Find out more at https://myodfw.com/articles/2018-free-fishing-days-and-events .
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Deadline approaching for Oregon controlled-hunt tag applications - Mail Tribune

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 08:37

Mail Tribune

Deadline approaching for Oregon controlled-hunt tag applications
Mail Tribune
Oregon hunters planning fall forays have a May 15 deadline for controlled hunt applications. Apply online, at a license sales agent or an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office that sells licenses by 11:59 p.m. May 15 to get a shot at controlled ...

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Flowers and mothers lead us outdoors on Mother's Day - OregonLive.com

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:03

OregonLive.com

Flowers and mothers lead us outdoors on Mother's Day
OregonLive.com
Catherine Sandor-Korte, outdoor skills coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said despite relatively static numbers of hunters nationwide, women are the sport's primary growth group - good news since they're also the mothers of ...

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Letter | Salmon Recovery Fund crucial to Oregon conservation work - East Oregonian

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 17:23

Letter | Salmon Recovery Fund crucial to Oregon conservation work
East Oregonian
Public investment in conservation occurs in many different ways in Oregon. For example, Oregon Lottery dollars and proceeds from the salmon license plates are used by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to fund grants for on-the-ground fish and ...

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Oregon 'Free Fishing Day' returns June 2, 3 - Siuslaw News

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:43

Siuslaw News

Oregon 'Free Fishing Day' returns June 2, 3
Siuslaw News
May 12, 2018 — It will be free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab ...

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Oregon 'Free Fishing Day' returns June 2, 3 - Siuslaw News

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:43

Siuslaw News

Oregon 'Free Fishing Day' returns June 2, 3
Siuslaw News
May 12, 2018 — It will be free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab ...

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Planning a weekend fishing trip? They're biting close to Boise (fishing report, May 11) - Idaho Statesman

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:54

Idaho Statesman

Planning a weekend fishing trip? They're biting close to Boise (fishing report, May 11)
Idaho Statesman
Most of the popular boat ramps are back in the water as the lake refills. The water is rising a foot or two per day, and it is expected to be full by Memorial Day. Getting there: Head west to fish Brownlee along the Idaho-Oregon border. You can access ...

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Free Fishing Weekend coming up June 2-3 - KTVZ

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 01:05

KTVZ

Free Fishing Weekend coming up June 2-3
KTVZ
During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents. Although no licenses or tags are ...

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Prognosis 'Guarded' For Whale Rescued From Tangle Of Fishing Gear - NW News Network

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 17:02

NW News Network

Prognosis 'Guarded' For Whale Rescued From Tangle Of Fishing Gear
NW News Network
The California, Oregon and Washington crab fishing fleets have formed separate whale entanglement working groups with support from NOAA grants. The Washington work group gathers next in Montesano in early June to craft voluntary "best practices" ...

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Oregon Fishing Forecast - May 10, 2018 - Portland Tribune

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 08:18

Portland Tribune

Oregon Fishing Forecast - May 10, 2018
Portland Tribune
From St. Helens (Multnomah Channel) to Oregon City, despite sporadic action, fish are present in good numbers and seem selective on which day they decide to bite best. Sand shrimp remains a key bait in the upper reaches, and 360 rotating flashers with ...

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Oregon Fishing Forecast - May 10, 2018 - Portland Tribune

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 08:18

Portland Tribune

Oregon Fishing Forecast - May 10, 2018
Portland Tribune
Bob Rees, The Guides Forecast All reaches of the Willamette are producing. From St. Helens (Multnomah Channel) to Oregon City, despite sporadic action, fish are present in good numbers and seem selective on which day they decide to bite best. Sand ...

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Oregon Fishing Forecast - May 10, 2018 - Pamplin Media Group

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 08:13

Pamplin Media Group

Oregon Fishing Forecast - May 10, 2018
Pamplin Media Group
From St. Helens (Multnomah Channel) to Oregon City, despite sporadic action, fish are present in good numbers and seem selective on which day they decide to bite best. Sand shrimp remains a key bait in the upper reaches, and 360 rotating flashers with ...

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