Oregon changes Umpqua River fishing Rules due to drought

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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. Spring salmon fishing guides and sports anglers may disagree, but moderate …

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 …