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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 22, 2018

Best bets for fishing Mid-February is when winter steelhead fishing really starts picking up on the Clackamas and Sandy rivers. So if you haven’t been out yet, this would be a good weekend to start. Fly-fishers will want to catch the mid-afternoon hatches on the Fall, Crooked and Metolius rivers. This time of year, nymph fishing on the lower Deschutes River can be...
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Klamath salmon on the rebound
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 22, 2018

Van Duzen River

We’ve got a long way to go, but it looks like the worst may be over for the run of fall kings on the Klamath. In 2016, the number of returning Fall Chinook adults to the Klamath River was estimated at 27,353. At the time, those were the lowest returns ever recorded. In 2017, CDFW predicted the numbers would go...
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A deer tag that’s good for three months statewide and a Leupold rifle scope valued at $690 are among the prizes 22 lucky hunters have won for taking part in the 2017 Take a Friend Hunting Contest. The contest was launched in spring of last year to encourage experienced adult hunters to take out other adult friends and family members who...
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Due to inclement weather in the Portland metro area, a public meeting to discuss a proposed seasonal ban on the use of alcohol within the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area has been rescheduled for next week. The new meeting time is Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sauvie Island Grange Hall, located on the island at 14443 NW Charlton Rd., Portland,...
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Concerning forecasts for runoff into the Rio Grande and the Colorado River are just the start of the bad news for the West as California and other southwestern states face warm weather, below average precipitation and paltry snowpack. THE DRIEST DECEMBER in California’s recorded history was followed by a relieving gush of rain in January, when it seemed there was a chance the...
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ODFW’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board will meet by conference call on Friday, March 2 from 9 a.m.-noon. The agenda includes review of an emergency request for monitoring on the Chetco River following the recent fire and discussions related to R and E Program planning efforts. Members of the public listen in to the meeting from the Steelhead Room at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr....
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