Southern Oregon


There is no such thing as a salmon season
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MAY 20, 2017

Rogue River

I remember when folks used to make statements like, "So when is the salmon season opening?" Or, "Will there be a salmon season this year?" The aforementioned statements get uttered frequently by people who think that there is only one solitary salmon season for the states or Washington, Oregon and California, And I must admit that at one time in my life...
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Rockfish and Lingcod back on the bite
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MAY 13, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

After several weeks of rainy weather and high seas, local-area seafarers once again slew the fatted bottom grabber last week during a stretch of semi-calm days out of the Port of Brookings Harbor, with most anglers’ luck favoring either rockfish or lingcod. When I arrived at the port’s cleaning station last Wednesday, several groups of anglers were filleting some very large...
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Descending devices now required for Oregon halibut fishermen
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MAY 6, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

The Pacific halibut season in the Southern Oregon Subarea (SOS) from Humbug Mountain south to the Oregon/California border started last Monday, May 1, and will continue through October 31, or until the quota of 10,039 pounds of dressed-weight halibut is attained, whichever comes first. With a little bit of luck and moderate seas, anglers may even get a chance or two this...
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High water and snowpack spells springers
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 29, 2017

Rogue River

Many years ago, an ODFW biologist was explaining to me about the subtle nuances of predicting how good a springer season will be on the Rogue River. The following axioms not only apply to the Rogue River, but to all rivers where spring Chinook are known to return. Unlike what most people think, mere numbers alone do not project how successful...
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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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KMZ ocean salmon season closure finalized
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 15, 2017

Klamath River - Upper - OR

Did you feel the earth shake last week? That was because officials representing ocean salmon seasons for specific zones from the Washington/Canada border to Mexico sat around a table at a PFMC meeting held in Sacramento, California and amicably crunched numbers for six solid days from April 6-11. Their goal was to try and reasonably distribute Chinook and coho seasons between...
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