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Klamath and Trinity closed for fall-run kings in 2017
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 20, 2017

Klamath River - Middle

The fall-run Chinook fishery on both the Klamath and Trinity rivers will be closed in 2017. The California Fish and Game Commission last Thursday voted to close both rivers to the take of any size Chinook salmon after the fall seasons begin — Aug. 15 on the Klamath and Aug. 31 on the Trinity. Many factors led us to this...
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Family Fishing Event featured during Family Fun Day
by ODFW, APRIL 19, 2017
Empire Lakes

A Family Fishing Event is set for Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Middle Empire Lake as part of Coos Bay’s annual Family Fun Day. Families compete a clinic to learn about fishing. Afterwards, kids can fish an enclosure in the lake that is stocked with 2,500 rainbow trout. ODFW provides loaner rods, reels and tackle. Kids 11 and...
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Hells Canyon Chinook season opens April 22
by ODFW, APRIL 19, 2017
Snake River

Spring Chinook season will open in Hells Canyon on April 22 from the Dug Bar boat ramp to the boundary below Hells Canyon Dam.  Snake River spring Chinook are currently making their way up the Columbia River headed for Hells Canyon. “While we don’t expect these fish to arrive for a few weeks, we want anglers to have access as soon as...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, APRIL 19, 2017

First of several Free Fishing Days will take place April 22-23 Anglers and would-be anglers can enjoy a weekend of free fishing on April 22-23. On these two days, Oregonians and visitors can fish, crab and clam for free anywhere in Oregon without a license, tag or endorsement. This is the first of eight free fishing days in Oregon this year....
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Are Ducks In Heaven?
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, APRIL 19, 2017

Author’s Note: Inevitably, this time of year causes me to reminisce about the many great experiences I've had in the outdoors, many of which were spent in the marshes with friends. I'd like to share a chapter from my book, "Bury Me In My Waders" - An Old Duck Hunter Recalls His Fowl Past.] The first time I ran into Dudley...
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Surveying the Sacramento River and Delta
by CDFW, APRIL 19, 2017
Sacramento Delta

Since 1959 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has used a combination of scientific techniques to better understand fish populations and the general health of Northern California waterways. Examples include tagging sturgeon, trawling the Delta for smelt, and counting salmon carcasses. CDFW uses data from these strategies and others to help influence operations of the State Water Project...
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