Fishing Reports


Oregon free fishing weekend
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 22, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

Today and tomorrow, April 22 and 23 marks the first of four free-fishing weekends that Oregon will be hosting this year. On all free fishing weekends, anglers can fish, clam and crab for free, without having to buy any fishing licenses or tags at all. All a person is required to do is to abide by the rules written in the Oregon Sportfishing Regulation...
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Wetlands bus, interactive booths, native plant stations, a craft booth, food for sale, and more. The event is handicap accessible, held in the north parking lot. For more information, call (714) 846-1114. CDFW will be at the U.S. Forest Service‚Äôs Kern River Valley Bioregions Festival at Circle Park in Kernville April 22, to explain the Kern River Hatchery renovation project and the new Kern River...
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ODFW seeks comment on two fish passage exemptions
by ODFW, APRIL 21, 2017
Coyote Creek

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is seeking public comment on two requests to exempt from fish passage requirements at two independent locations, one on an unnamed tributary to W FK Coyote Creek in Lane County and the second on an unnamed tributary to Quedo Creek in Josephine County. Comments are due by May 12, 2017. Tim Payne is...
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Ruth Lake Bass tourney coming in May
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 21, 2017

Ruth Lake

The Southern Trinity Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its 11th annual Ruth Lake Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 6. Blast off  begins at 6:00 a.m. Entry fees are due May 1. Entries are $150 per team (includes Big Fish). First Place is $1,500 and second place is $1,000. Big Fish will win $100. One in five payback based on full...
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Klamath and Trinity closed for fall-run kings in 2017
North Coast & Rivers
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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