Oregon’s Forage Fish Management Plan available for public comment

06/14/2016 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News   SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comment on the Oregon Forage Fish Management Plan, which will establish protections for forage fish through new fishing regulations, and guide resource management decisions. Forage fish are small, schooling fish which serve …

Columbia River above Beacon Rock opens to boat fishing

06/09/2016 – John Snyder – NWFN   CLACKAMAS, Ore. – A popular boat fishery on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam will open for five days starting Friday under rules adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. Effective Friday, June 10 through June 15, boat fishing for salmon and steelhead will be allowed …

Columbia Chinook season reopens; sturgeon season closes

May 24, 2016 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News     Chinook retentiuon reopens on the Columbia, Sturgeon set to close   CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington today reopened a Chinook salmon fishery and closed a recreational sturgeon fishery on the Columbia River. Chinook fishing on the lower Columbia River …

ODFW family fishing event slated at Sheridan Pond

April 25, 2016 – John Snyder – NWFN    CLACKAMAS Ore. —  A large variety of rainbow trout is in store for anglers who attend the free family fishing event set for Saturday, April 30 at Sheridan Pond from 9: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will release thousands …

ODFW Commission adopts ocean salmon and halibut seasons

Photo Courtesy of Anvil Outdoors 04/23/2016 – J. W. Snyder- NWFN   Commission adopts ocean salmon and halibut seasons, bird hunting regulations   BANDON, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted bird hunting and fishing regulations today at its meeting in Bandon, Ore. Ocean salmon seasons: The Commission set ocean salmon fishing seasons in state waters …

Wallowa County steelhead season extended

April 11, 2016 – J. W. Snyder – NWFN Wallowa County steelhead season extended until April 30 on several rivers   ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Spring steelhead anglers can fish the Grande Ronde, Wallowa, and Imnaha Rivers including Big Sheep Creek through April 30 due to 2016 regulation changes that went into effect Jan. 1. The …

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 …

Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board to meet on March 15

03/08/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News (NWFN)   ALSEA, Ore. — The Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board will meet on Tuesday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 2418 East Fall Creek Road, Alsea. The meeting agenda includes approval of the OHRC Annual Report, information …

Kids 12 and up will now need a license to fish in Oregon

03/01/2016 – John W. J. Snyder – NW Fishing News Oregon changes fishing rules requiring kids 12 and up to get a fishing license.   SALEM, Ore. – As families venture to the outdoors this spring, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife remind parents that youths between the ages of 12 and 17 need …

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 …