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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct trout survey on Crooked River

PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will sample the Crooked River below Bowman Dam for redband trout and mountain whitefish from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. Biologists will be electrofishing the river between Big Bend and Cobble Rock campgrounds and between Lower…


NOAA Seeks Comment on Recovery Plan for Middle Columbia River Steelhead

NOAA’s Fisheries Service, the federal agency charged with protecting salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act, is seeking public comment on a proposed recovery plan for steelhead in the middle Columbia River. Today’s proposed plan, required under the act, is the product of a collaboration begun by NOAA with help…


Fishery Managers Reopen Columbia River Chinook Season in Oregon & Washington

CLACKAMAS, Ore.  – Better than expected returns of Columbia River chinook salmon prompted fishery managers from Oregon and Washington to reopen the season below Bonneville dam starting Saturday. Effective Saturday, Sept. 20 until Dec. 31, 2008 or further notice, anglers will be permitted to keep chinook salmon caught between the…


Oregon Daily Marine Fish Bag Limit Back Up to Six

NEWPORT, Ore. – On Sept. 7 ocean sport anglers may go back to catching six marine fish a day inside the 40 fathom line. The marine fish daily bag limit was changed from six fish to five on July 7 after catch projections caused fishery managers concern that the fishery…


Oregon Sport Anglers May No Longer Retain Cabezon

NEWPORT, Ore. – Sport boat anglers may not retain cabezon beginning Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. Fishing for other bottomfish – such as most rockfish species, lingcod and greenling – remains open. Seven species of bottomfish, including cabezon caught by anglers in Oregon waters are managed under harvest caps – three…


Ocean Salmon Sport Season South of Cape Falcon Is Closed

NEWPORT, Ore. — The ocean salmon recreational fishery south of Cape Falcon, Ore., to the California boarder has closed effective 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 when the coho quota for the season is expected to be reached. “We had a quota of 9,000 hatchery coho this year,” said Eric Schindler,…


A&H Program Opens Nearly 20,000 Acres of NE Oregon Private Lands to Public Hunting

LA GRANDE, Ore.— An agreement between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and three northeast Oregon landowners has opened almost 20,000 acres of private lands in Baker and Union counties to public hunting for the 2008-09 hunting seasons. This access is made possible by $46,187 in grant funds from…


Wolf Pack With Pups Confirmed in Northeastern Oregon

LA GRANDE, Ore.—A wolf pack that includes both adults and pups was confirmed in a forested area of northern Union County on Friday, the first evidence of multiple wolves and wolf reproduction in Oregon since wolves were extirpated from the state back in the mid-1940s. Wildlife biologists conducting a howling…


Youth Fishing Event Scheduled Near Bend

BEND, Ore. – Young people interested in fishing will be able to give it a try at a youth fishing event hosted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Saturday, June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Century Pond southwest of Bend. “This event is specifically…


Trout Are Biting Hard at Family-Friendly Diamond Lake

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Family-friendly Diamond Lake is shaping up to provide an incredible fishing and swimming experience for visitors this summer. The rainbow trout are already biting hard and the Forest Service has opened 70 campsites. Along with about 50,000 holdover trout from last year, the Oregon Department of Fish…