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Plenty of trout for youth fishing event Saturday in Umatilla
by ODFW, APRIL 12, 2018
Umatilla River

Youngsters 12 years old and younger are invited to participate in a youth fishing event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 at McNary Channel Ponds in Umatilla. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock the ponds with plenty of rainbow trout prior to the event to give kids a great opportunity to have a successful angling experience, according to Bill...
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Ocean salmon anglers can look forward to more opportunity this year based on recommendations made yesterday for federal waters (outside three miles) during a Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland. Sport salmon fishing in the ocean off the Columbia River will open June 23 and is expected to run through Labor Day, Sept. 3, unless salmon quotas are reached earlier. The area from Cape...
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The Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) has slashed ocean salmon fishing seasons for both sport and commercial salmon fishermen and women in 2018.  The reduction in fishing days, announced April 10, amounts to cuts of about a third for the ocean sport fishery and over half of the commercial fishery, compared to a regular season.  The drastic reductions are due to...
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Reminder: Free Kids Fishing this Saturday
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 11, 2018
Bass Pond

Saturday is forecast to be a nice day in the Red Bluff area and what better way to spend that day with the family than to come out to the Bass Pond in the Bend/Paynes Creek BLM area for a day of free kids trout fishing.  This is a great way to introduce youngsters to fishing. The CDFW is stocking the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces a statewide increase to the recreational canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) daily limit within the Rockfish, Cabezon and Greenling (RCG) bag limit. The sub-bag limit for canary rockfish will increase from one fish to two fish within the RCG daily bag limit of 10 fish, effective Saturday, April 14, 2018. Limited retention of canary...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently adopted temporary rules for the conservation of sturgeon in the Gilbert River. Effective April 16, anglers will be restricted to the use of artificial flies and lures when fishing on the Gilbert River, no angling with bait will be allowed. This restriction will continue through May 15, 2018. In addition, the Gilbert River will be...
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