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Patterson Lake, Modoc County
Riding into the back country is a modern day adventure that allows us to reflect on a time past.


The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted an updated Cougar Management Plan when it met in Prineville, Ore. The Plan was last revised in 2006. The updated Plan incorporates new scientific literature and Oregon-specific research about cougars, including a genetics and habitat analysis, but there are no major management changes. The Plan continues to stress coexistence with Oregon’s more than 6,400 cougars....
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Diamond Lake offers fall fishing opportunities
by ODFW, OCTOBER 15, 2017
Diamond Lake

Trout angling is still productive at Diamond Lake in eastern Douglas County, offering a fall fishing opportunity for anglers. “This is a great time of year for hunters who are camped in the area to take a break and have a shot at some very nice-sized fish that are still willing to bite,” says Greg Huchko, Umpqua District fisheries biologist. ODFW creel...
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Curing Eggs for Sacramento River King Salmon
by Jeff Goodwin, OCTOBER 14, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

The Sacramento River system in northern California has seen some pretty good King salmon fishing the last five years in spite of a relentless drought in the region that had plagued this watershed for nearly four consecutive years, beginning in 2013.  State and Federal hatcheries worked hard to raise juvenile King salmon for the annual spring releases which go primarily...
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Hawg Chinook Caught in the Bubble Fishery
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, OCTOBER 14, 2017

Chetco River

I love being right. Last week I said that I wouldn't be surprised one bit if a 50-pound king was caught in the Chetco Bubble Fishery. No sooner did the Curry Coastal Pilot hit the newsstand that a 49.83-pound Chinook was caught in the ocean by Don Williams of Brookings while trolling a cut-plug herring. While 49.83 pounds does not technically qualify as...
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The Fish Screening Task Force will meet Thursday, Oct. 19 at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. and is open to the public. The agenda includes updates on fall projects, program funding, screen maintenance concerns, and an update on a partnership with Idaho Power. A public comment period is scheduled for 1 p.m. For a full copy of the agenda,...
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The Commercial Fisheries Permit Board will meet on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. to prepare the final order in the limited entry blue/black rockfish permit contested case for Jeremiah Snyder. Public wishing to listen to the meeting may do so at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters Building, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, Ore. The meeting location...
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