Southern Oregon


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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Lower Rogue Springers just beginning to show
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 8, 2017

Rogue River

It's spring, the time of year when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love - especially if you're a fisherman - when it's high time for romancing the springer!  Anglers are now starting to concentrate their efforts on fishing the lower Rogue River for spring Chinook. Springer fishing has never been known as being a fast-and-furious fishery. But if...
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Anglers hauling in surfperch and trout
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 1, 2017

Garrison Lake

Last week, anglers who wanted some surfperch action only needed to do three things: fish on the incoming tide, use small pieces of raw shrimp, and cast! The same should be happening this week as well. Limits of striped surfperch were filleted on several different occasions at the Port of Brookings Harbor's fish-cleaning station. Some of the iridescent 'pogies', as the...
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Garrison Lake trout like panning for gold
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MARCH 25, 2017

Garrison Lake

There is no better time than the present to grab your favorite trout rod-and-reel outfit, deploy your favorite trout tactic and head to Garrison Lake in Port Orford, Oregon, where ODFW has planted 600 trophy trout weighing over 2 pounds in the last 19 days.  In another two weeks, ODFW will be planting an additional 250 larger trophies in Garrison...
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Salmon options portend a zero salmon fishery in the KMZ
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MARCH 18, 2017

Klamath River - Upper - OR

The three ocean salmon alternatives that everybody in the California and Oregon Klamath Management Zones (KMZ) have been waiting for are finally out and listed on the PFMC website (pcouncil.org). Fishermen were hoping that if they weren't able to fish the Oregon KMZ (from the Oregon/California border up to Humbug Mountain), that they would at least be able to experience some...
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