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Trinidad, Humboldt County
Scenic overlook of Trinidad Bay from the Memorial Lighthouse in downtown Trinidad


Descending devices now required for Oregon halibut fishermen
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MAY 6, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

The Pacific halibut season in the Southern Oregon Subarea (SOS) from Humbug Mountain south to the Oregon/California border started last Monday, May 1, and will continue through October 31, or until the quota of 10,039 pounds of dressed-weight halibut is attained, whichever comes first. With a little bit of luck and moderate seas, anglers may even get a chance or two this...
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Fishmas Weekend
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, MAY 5, 2017
Lake Sabrina

What an Opener – lots of anglers out on the ice early and that was a good thing. Fisher people started hitting the parking lot at about 2AM. About 4AM, a party of 4 went started to the DingleBerry Inlet. At 6AM, the temp was 19°. The ice was turned out to be about 3” – 5” of ice, then about 10” of...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting on May 11 to solicit input for recreational summer steelhead fisheries upstream of Bonneville Dam in the mainstem Columbia River and adjacent streams, including the lower Deschutes and John Day rivers. The meeting that will be held at the ODFW Screen Shop, 3561 Klindt Drive, in The Dalles. ...
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Halibut evade and rockfish pickup
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 5, 2017

Crescent City Coast

Chris Hegnes of Crescent City’s Englund Marine reports the rockfish season got off to a slow start, but it picked up on Wednesday. He said, “One of the local charter boats went out to Big Reef and did really well on lingcod. They caught a few over 20 lbs, and had three limits of nice fish within an hour. I...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking two new members to represent the agricultural industry and the Columbia River gillnet salmon fishery on the Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board. The successful candidates will each serve a three-year term. Candidates must submit an application and provide three references by June 30, 2017. The ODFW Director will appoint the new members...
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A Sierra Nevada red fox (SNRF) was captured and radio-collared in Deschutes County this week, a first for Oregon wildlife biologists researching this rare sub-species of red fox. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Tim Hiller of the Wildlife Ecology Institute have continued a SNRF study that began in 2012 and are now in the phase to capture and radio-collar the...
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