ODFW clarifies South and North Umpqua angling regulations

February 25, 2016 – J. W. Snyder – NWFN   ROSEBURG, Ore – Umpqua Basin angling is in full swing and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is explaining several rules that currently apply. Below are clarifications of these rules which are in the print version of the regulations. All regulations are being clarified …

Oregon State University study claims hatcheries produce genetically different fish

02-20/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News (NWFN)   Recently released research from Oregon State University suggests hatchery-raised salmon, which are bred to help bolster wild stocks in B.C. and elsewhere, are genetically different from wild fish populations. Researcher Michael Blouin says scientists have known for some time the offspring of wild and hatchery-raised …

ODFW Commissioners get a first look at Coquille Valley Wildlife Area Plan

02/12/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News (NWFN)   SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission received informational briefings on a variety of fish and wildlife-related topics today during their meeting in Tigard. ODFW staff updated commissioners on the process for the review of the state’s fish and wildlife plans, status of the sturgeon …

Christmas trees helping native fish

02/09/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News (NWFN)   ROSEBURG, Ore – The holiday season may be over, but Douglas County’s fish are just getting their gifts. December’s used Christmas trees were recently placed in East Fork Rock Creek and Buck Creek to enhance fish habitat. “We put the Christmas trees in streams …

Seasons set for spring chinook, sturgeon, smelt in Columbia River Basin.

  01/28/2016 – J. W. Snyder – NWFN States set seasons for spring chinook, sturgeon, smelt in Columbia River Basin VANCOUVER, Wash. – Anticipating a return of 299,200 adult spring chinook salmon, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today set this year’s initial fishing season to run through April 9 on the lower Columbia River. …

Anglers speak out about fears of losing access to a popular fishing spot in Gladstone

  01/08/2015 – Bill Monroe – The Oregonian/OregonLive   GLADSTONE, OR – Upset anglers have drawn a line at the lower Willamette River’s most popular and accessible bank-fishing hole and asked – not dared – the City of Gladstone and the Port of Portland to not step across. It’s not rhetoric. They’ve painted a white …

Tempers fly in the port of Astoria over sea lions impact on commercial fishing industry.

The Daily Astorian , Edward Stratton – 01/06/2015   A full range of emotions regarding sea lions was on display Tuesday at the Port of Astoria.   Port of Astoria Commissioner Bill Hunsinger marshaled his fellow commercial fishermen Tuesday to talk about what the agency can do to stop sea lions from ruining fishing on …

New Year! Spells new rules for Northwest Anglers

01/01/2016 – Robert Deen – Angers Club Magazine   New Year, New Rules –  A new year means it’s time to buy a fishing license.  New licenses are required on January 1 in most states. The New Year also means new regulations. Here is a round up of significant changes for California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington. …

Willamette River spring chinook run forecast improves from 2015

12/14/2015 – J. W. Snyder – NWFN   Today the Oregon Department of fish and wildlife released the Willamette river spring chinook run forecast for 2016. Estimates of approximately 70,000 springers are expected to hit the Willamette with 8000 of them being on their way to the Clackamas. In 2015 the runs size was estimated …

Oregon rivers set to open for salmon season

  J.W. Snyder NWFN, 07/31/2015   Oregon Salmon Season Openers.   Oregon fishing season is well underway and even with the warmer than usual weather conditions the fishing has been great. Several of Oregon’s the top salmon fishing destinations are getting ready to open in August. Here are the rivers and creeks that will be opening …