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The Wind Cries Striper
Jerry Back
by Jerry Back, MAY 11, 2018

Ocean Beach

Looking out at the expanse of shoreline, white caps were visible up and down the beach and out toward the horizon as far as the eye could see.  These were 15-20 knot winds blowing steadily onshore this past Sunday afternoon at Ocean Beach. I’ve felt the sand blowing into my eyes and pelting my face far worse, but these were...
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ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets May 18 in Coos Bay
by ODFW, MAY 10, 2018
Columbia River

NEWPORT, Ore. –The Pacific halibut all-depth sport fishery in the Columbia River Subarea will close effective Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., fishery managers announced today. SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday May 18 at the Edgewater Inn conference Room located at 275 E Johnson Avenue, Coos Bay. The meeting is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to noon and is open to the...
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The Pacific halibut all-depth sport fishery in the Columbia River Subarea will close effective Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., fishery managers announced today. The all-depth fishery from Leadbetter Point in Washington to Cape Falcon in Oregon opened on May 3 and was scheduled to be open every Thursday, Friday and Sunday through Sept. 30 or the harvest of 11,182 pounds of Pacific halibut, whichever came first. Preliminary...
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Collins Lake Fishing Report
by Collins Lake Staff, MAY 9, 2018
Collins Lake

Water Temp… 73 Air Temp… 78 Water visibility… 2-4 feet Wind… 1-2 mph Moon Phase… Waning Crescent After my last trip to Collins Lake I wanted to get back out there and see if the giants were active in the spawn, what I found was very interesting. My friends Colin Peirce and the person best known as “Colin’s dad” Denis and myself all decided to...
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Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Klamath Falls
by ODFW, MAY 9, 2018
Upper Klamath Lake

ODFW’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board will meet on Friday, May 18 in Klamath Falls. The board will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Olympic Inn (2627 South 6th Street) to review seven project proposals. The agenda also includes discussion of development of board priorities and funding strategies, as well as planning for the 2019 program reauthorization. The meeting is open...
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Fall may be months away but it’s time to start planning your big game hunt. Don’t forget to apply for a controlled hunt by Tuesday, May 15, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Apply online, at a license sales agent or ODFW office that sells licenses. The cost is $8 per application and hunters need a 2018 annual hunting license to apply. Many hunters wait till the...
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