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Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County
Heading offshore at dawn with a calm sea is the wish of every saltwater angler and skipper.


ODFW sets summer salmon and steelhead seasons
by ODFW, JUNE 13, 2017
Columbia River

Oregon and Washington fishery managers have announced the 2017 summer and fall salmon and steelhead seasons for the Columbia River. The summer season is similar to last year, except that the daily bag limit on hatchery steelhead has been reduced to one fish due to poor expected hatchery and wild steelhead returns. The season begins this Friday, June 16 with a...
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John M. Browning
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, JUNE 12, 2017

One has to wonder how differently the history of not only America, but the entire world would have been if John Moses Browning (January 23, 1855 – November 26, 1926) had not been born.  Browning was not a degreed engineer, but he is, to date, the greatest firearms designer who has ever lived. Consider this: had Browning done nothing but the M1911 pistol,...
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Oregon's Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday, June 16 in the Commission Conference Room at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. The agenda includes updates from task force members, vacancy recruitment updates, updates on the ODOT culvert repair initiative in western...
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Fish Derby Time
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JUNE 12, 2017

Fish Lake

The Sky Crest Lake Fire Safe Kids Fish Derby this last Saturday, June 10th had a great turnout!  About 150 kids were able to go fishing. The morning was the best fishing because around noon the wind started to pick up and started to blow things around. The biggest fish was about 15in, probably a hold over. Sorry I was unable to get...
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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission met over the last two days in Salem. They held a work session on Thursday afternoon and discussed a variety of policy issues related to the Draft Wolf Plan. The Commission asked staff to explore adopting different standards for lethal control consideration when depredations are on public vs private land. Commissioners did not set a...
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Tides favorable for surfperch aficionados
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 10, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

Last week, angers caught a variety surfperch including redtails, striped and calico surfperch.  I even saw one group of anglers who had a bucketful of shiner surfperch. But the largest and the most-esteemed food fish of the surfperch kingdom is hands down the redtail surfperch, which last week achieved sizes up to 3 pounds. Surfperch give live birth to miniature replicas...
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