Southern Oregon


Rogue River Springers - Bottomfish - Crab highlight the Southern Oregon Coast
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 21, 2018

Rogue River

Spring Chinook are still making their way through the lower Rogue River, and both bank fishermen and boaters are occasionally doing battle with them. "They're catching fish," said Steve from the Rogue Outdoor Store in Gold Beach on Thursday. "Two weeks ago there weren't very many fish being caught, but they're catching them now. Yesterday and the day before that, some of...
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Klamath Management Zones Get Long Ocean Salmon Seasons
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 15, 2018

Sacramento River

Salmon fishermen of the KMZ, it's time to start counting backward and marking days off your calendar. Due to a decision that finalized salmon alternatives at a recent PFMC meeting held in Portland, Oregon, both California and Oregon Klamath Management Zones (KMZ) will be fishing long and hopefully productive ocean salmon seasons this year. The reason for the long salmon seasons was...
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PFMC meeting this week will decide fate of ocean salmon seasons
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 7, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

In a meeting that is being held by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) from April 5 through April 11 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, members of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) are at this very moment negotiating the fate of our ocean salmon seasons for 2018. Although the meeting is officially slated to end on Wednesday, April 11, it is very...
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Dungeness and Bottomfish Galore - Rogue Springers on the Way!
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 1, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

The weather started getting progressively nicer outside the Port of Brookings Harbor, which begged bottom-grabbing hunters to cross the Chetco River bar and limit or near-limit out most of the week on Dungeness crab, rockfish and some pretty hefty lingcod. With local rivers still high, that prompted anglers to head south for their limits.  Anglers need to be aware not to...
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Chetco River Will Close in 7 Days
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MARCH 24, 2018

Chetco River

The Chetco River has had its slow to moderately mediocre days this year, but no matter how good or bad the fishing may be, the Chetco's last fishing day will be in exactly one week, when the river will close its doors to fishing of any kind one hour after sunset on March 31. It will not open back up until May 22,...
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Ocean salmon options are on the table: Oregon and California Ocean KMZ
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MARCH 17, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

After one long year, the KMZ is going to finally be getting a salmon season. After one week of deliberation in Rohnert Park, California, members of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) came up with three salmon season alternatives for the Oregon and California Klamath Management Zone (KMZ). Under conventional circumstances, both the Oregon and California KMZ tries to match their salmon...
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