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ODFW will award two brine shrimp permits May 1 at ODFW headquarters in Salem.  “The commercial brine shrimp fishery in Oregon is limited to three permits,” said Linda Lytle, license service manager for ODFW. “If the number of permits falls below three we hold a lottery to bring the number back up to three. Currently there are two brine shrimp permits available.” (Brine...
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Plentiful Fishing for Crappie Proves Tempting for Poachers
by CDFW, APRIL 20, 2018
San Joaquin River

Law enforcement officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have made several recent gross overlimit cases on crappie anglers in the San Joaquin Valley, prompting increased patrols for anglers targeting those fish. Crappie is a sport fish common throughout California and most of North America. The bag limit for crappie is 25 fish per day. In one case,...
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Family Fishing Event featured during Family Fun Day
by ODFW, APRIL 20, 2018
Empire Lake Upper

 A Family Fishing Event is set for Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Middle Empire Lake as part of Coos Bay’s annual HOPE Family Fun Day. ODFW staff and volunteers provide everything you need to fish and will teach new anglers how to rig their line, cast a rod, land a fish and identify their catch. This is a great...
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Quotas set for Klamath and Trinity rivers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 19, 2018

Klamath River - Lower

In an interesting twist of events, the Klamath River will likely provide better fishing opportunities than the mighty Sacramento this season. That’s quite a turnaround from last year when fears of extremely low salmon returns prompted a full closure for ocean salmon within the KMZ and fall kings on the Klamath and Trinity. But it turned out the adult returns...
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A proposal by President Trump to allow the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) gasoline year-round has set off alarm bells at the nation’s largest boating advocacy group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). E15 is prohibited by federal law for use in recreational boat engines, voids many marine engine warranties, and is currently banned for sale by the...
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Anglers with the two-rod validation will be able to use two rods in Tillamook Bay and Nestucca River basins and the upper Willamette River beginning on May 1, under a temporary rule adopted by ODFW this month. Effective May 1-July 31, anglers who have a 2018 two-rod validation will be able to use two rods while fishing for spring Chinook or hatchery steelhead...
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