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 …

Warm water killing fish across Oregon

By Bill Monroe | For The Oregonian/OregonLive  6/27/2015 In 1990, the late Charlie White brought his then-innovative underwater cameras to Oregon, filming fish in numerous locations as we dangled baits and lures for them to bite. While filming smallmouth bass with the late Denny Hannah on the Umpqua River during warm, summer water temperatures, we were startled …

Oregon changes Umpqua River fishing Rules due to drought

By Associated Press Published – Jun 23, 2015 at 12:55 PM PDT ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has imposed emergency restrictions to protect steelhead in the mainstem of the Umpqua River due to the drought. District biologist Greg Huchko said Tuesday flows are 50 percent of normal, and temperatures are approaching …

Forecast of Adult Returns for coho salmon and Chinook Salmon

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center a division of NOAA Fisheries reports that the expected Salmon returns for the Northwest region may be lower than normal. Researchers indicate that 2014 offered a low abundance of winter fish larvae that develop into salmon prey in the spring. Also moderate catches of juvenile spring Chinook salmon during the …

Columbia River Closes to Spring Chinook

Portland, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) in cooperation with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have reached a joint decision to close the Columbia River to fishing for spring Chinook salmon. Jim Unsworth, director of WDFW, stated in an email to the AP this morning that these actions …