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 …