ODFW Weekly Recreational Report


Some of the best trout fishing of the year
Takes place in the spring. Water conditions are good, and lakes, ponds and reservoirs throughout the state have been and are being stocked. Check out the trout stocking schedules and Rec Report updates for the best opportunities near you.

Learn to fly fish
Let ODFW introduce you to the art and science of fly fishing at a May 6 class in Camp Sherman. The class will take place at the Wizard Falls Hatchery on the Metolius River and will include casting, fly selection, knot tying and an afternoon of fishing. Cost includes use of all gear and lunch. Learn more and register.

Apply for a controlled hunt by May 15
Apply online, at a license sales agent or by mail/fax order.

Spring turkey season is on
See the turkey hunting forecast for more on what to expect. 

Take a Friend Hunting – Win a Prize
Experienced hunters who take a new or lapsed person out hunting can enter to win prizes. Both must be adults (18 years and older). More info

Put coastal spring Chinook on your radar
The first fish of the season are being caught on the Umpqua and Rogue rivers. Keep an eye out for updates in the SW Zone.