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Fall salmon season - Aug. 1 with mixed forecasts
by ODFW, JULY 31, 2017
Columbia River

The popular Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opens on Tuesday, Aug. 1 with a mixed forecast for Chinook, coho and steelhead returns. The biggest change for the 2017 fall season are restrictions on steelhead retention which include area-specific, 1-2 month steelhead retention closures and a one steelhead bag limit when retention is allowed.  Facing low expected returns of upriver summer steelhead,...
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He Tried a Hollywood Stunt
Before and After
by Don Stec, JULY 30, 2017



Hollywood; a question was discussed several decades ago on TV and in the newspapers. Does Hollywood influence life or does it reflect life? Obviously it does reflect life in many instances. Documentaries and stories about real people are often reasonably accurate. Some artistic license is taken and mostly acknowledged as acceptable. Lead roll actors are often much better looking people...
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Rogue Bay Water Temp Rising
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 29, 2017

Rogue River

Anglers trolling the Rogue Bay have had a combination of good days mixed with moderately mediocre days of fall Chinook, the Rogue Bay’s typical on again/off again scenario for fall kings.   Hot river temperatures have not only raised the temperatures of the upper tidewater holes such as John’s Hole, Cannery Riffle and Clay Banks to 76 degrees and higher, but...
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Fall salmon seasons kick off Aug. 1 with mixed forecasts
by ODFW, JULY 29, 2017
Columbia River

The popular Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opens on Tuesday, Aug. 1 with a mixed forecast for Chinook, coho and steelhead returns. The biggest change for the 2017 fall season are restrictions on steelhead retention which include area-specific, 1-2 month steelhead retention closures and a one steelhead bag limit when retention is allowed.  Facing low expected returns of upriver summer steelhead,...
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The Central Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.) nearshore recreational Pacific halibut season will be closing at 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 30.  The quota is anticipated to be met at that time.  Excellent weather for much of the summer so far has allowed many anglers to get out fishing for nearshore halibut, often with successful trips.  The closure is necessary to prevent the...
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Hell Hole, the Best Kind
Backcountry Travels
by Phil Akers, JULY 28, 2017

Hell Hole Reservoir

If you like camping and fishing in extremely remote locales, Hell Hole Reservoir is for you. It's located in the Eldorado National Forest, reached by very long, sinuous roads, and there's rainbows, browns, mackinaw, and kokanee to fish for. Like many other Sierra lakes, Hell Hole also contains a healthy population of crawdads. My cohort, Kevin Ogg, and I visited Hell...
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