Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to release 6,000 trout for Vernonia Lake fishing event

  TILLAMOOK, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites new anglers to take part in its Family Fishing Event Saturday, May 6 at Vernonia Lake from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public and open to all. ODFW staff, and volunteers from the Association of Northwest Steelheaders …

Poaching leads to fishing closures on Gilbert River in Oregon

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has adopted a year-round ban on sturgeon fishing in the Gilbert River as well as additional seasonal angling closures. Under temporary rules that take effect Monday, April 24, the Gilbert River closes to sturgeon fishing, including catch-and-release, year around, and closes to fishing for …

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet at the Running Y Ranch Resort in Klamath Falls April 21st.

  SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meets April 21 in Klamath Falls at the Running Y Ranch, 500 Running Y Road. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/ The meeting will be livestreamed via ODFW’s Periscope and Twitter accounts. ODFW staff will present the 2016 Annual Wolf Report and …

ODFW to have special April 13th meeting on blue/black rockfish permits

  Salem, Ore. – The Commercial Fisheries Permit Board will meet on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. to prepare the final order in the limited entry blue/black rockfish permits contested case for Firstco Marine LLC, Raymond Carel. Public wishing to listen to the meeting may do so at the Oregon Department of Fish and …

ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to Meet in Salem

03/03/2017 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News      SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday, March 10, 2017 at the ODFW Headquarters Office at 4034 Fairview Industrial  Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. …

Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board set to meet on the 7th of March

02/27/2017 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News   ALSEA, Ore. — The Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board will meet on Tuesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 2418 East Fall Creek Road, Alsea OR 97324. The agenda includes updates on the OHRC Outreach and Research …

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Seeking Candidates for Fish Passage Task Force

02/08/2017 – J. W. Snyder – NWFN   SALEM – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks three members, each to represent one of three stakeholder groups represented on the state’s Fish Passage Task Force. Applications will be accepted through March 17, 2017. The nine volunteer members of the Fish Passage Task Force are …

Cormorant harassment aims to protect young fish

03/28/216 – John Snyder – NW Fishing News (NWFN)   TILLAMOOK, Ore. – Harassment, or “hazing”, of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon Coast to improve survival of juvenile salmon. Double-crested cormorants are fish-eating waterbirds that occur throughout the state. The species is an Oregon native, and is …

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 …