Fishing Articles

King action hit and miss off the coast
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 21, 2018

Eureka Coast

It’s been awhile since the North Coast has played second fiddle to other parts of the state when it comes to sport salmon fishing, but that’s the reality right now. Unlike the ports to our south, who are enjoying some of the best salmon fishing that anyone can remember, the large concentrations of keeper-size salmon have yet to move into...
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Kids can learn to fish June 26 at Shevlin Park in Bend
by ODFW, JUNE 20, 2018
Shevlin Youth Pond

Kids age 17 and under are invited to learn to fish at a Kids Fishing Event on Tuesday, June 26 from 9 a.m.-noon at Shevlin Park Pond in Bend. ODFW staff and volunteers will be on hand to loan out rods, reels and tackle and show new anglers how to rig their line, land a fish and identify their catch. Younger children who attend the event...
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The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA), a coalition of salmon advocates working to protect and restore California’s largest salmon runs, today announced its inaugural GGSA Fish Like A Girl salmon fishing trip.  GGSA event planner Cat Kaiser said, “Ladies, you can catch your next dinner (and maybe your neighbors’ and friends’ too) with other Golden Gate Salmon Girls, on Friday, August 17th aboard the Salty Lady...
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Much like old-timer tales of walking to school uphill both ways, it can seem like Chinook salmon in the Central Valley have to swim uphill both ways when migrating to and from the ocean. It’s no secret that young salmon and steelhead face a formidable obstacle course when trying to exit the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta toward the Pacific Ocean. A maze...
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Fall Chinook Action Begins on the Lower Rogue
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 16, 2018

Rogue River

I know it's not fall yet, so the phrase 'fall Chinook' on the lower Rogue seems to be an oxymoron.  That's because a lot of the fish that are caught in the summer are bound to spawn in the fall. John Anderson, a Gold Beach guide on the Rogue River told me that for him, the fantastic fall Chinook action last...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce a portion of the coast is closed for razor clamming as domoic acid levels have risen above the closure limit. Razor clamming is now closed from Cascade Head to the north jetty of the Umpqua River and closed from Cape Arago to the California border. This includes all beaches and...
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