Fishing Reports

Public meetings on 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fisheries
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Columbia River

ODFW will host two public meetings on the 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fisheries next week: Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave, North Bend Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m, ODFW Marine Resources Program conference room, 2040 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport. ODFW staff are holding the meetings to seek input on two changes to the 2018 recreational halibut...
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Freshwater regulation changes coming in 2018
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Humboldt County Coast

On September 1, The California Fish and Game Commission released to the public a list of proposed freshwater regulation changes for 2018. The changes coming down the pipeline are fairly significant, and could impact several angling user groups on the North Coast. The regulation changes will be voted upon at the Commission meeting begin held in San Diego on December...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) seeks public comments on two separate requests to provide exemptions from the state‚Äôs fish passage requirements. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) owns and manages these culverts. Comments are due by October 9, 2017. ODOT plans to repair two culverts located on OR 34 (Alsea Highway) at mile posts 4.2 and 8.7 in Lincoln County...
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ODFW is seeking a candidate to represent agricultural interests on the state’s Fish Screening Task Force. Apply by Oct. 13 using the Fish Screening Task Force Member application form found on the Fish Screening program website. Submit the completed application via email to or mail to Tracy Wyllie, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302. The ODFW Fish Screening Program helps water users install and...
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Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Now Open
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Feather River

The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened Monday, Sept. 18, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers opened the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. Normally more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million fall-run eggs are taken over the next two months in order...
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California Fish and Game Commission ready for big changes!
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Trinity River

Yes the CDFG is at it again. It appears that the non-fishers have convinced the Commission to make some changes to the Fish & Game Regulations for river fishing. Someone convinced them they should shorten up the leader length; remove any weight to flies; use no additive to hardware (spinners-spoons) and several others I don’t remember at this time. This...
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