Southern Oregon


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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Richard Heap attempts to eke out Brookings Ocean Salmon Season
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MARCH 11, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

Richard Heap is currently at a PFMC meeting in Vancouver, Washington, fighting for whatever ocean salmon season he can scrounge out for the Oregon Klamath Management Zone (Oregon KMZ) which includes the Port of Brookings Harbor and spans from the California/Oregon border up to Humbug Mountain. Unfortunately, due to two specific rivers' salmon that are swimming in the ocean, the...
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PFMC salmon officials to meet in Vancouver, Washington
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MARCH 4, 2017

Chetco River

What is undoubtedly the most-important meeting of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) regarding ocean groundfish, Pacific halibut and salmon will be taking place this week from March 7 - 13 at the Hilton Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver, Washington. During that meeting, the 2017 Preseason Report I for ocean salmon stock abundance projections will be adopted. "Preliminarily, it looks like we may have...
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Chetco nears steelhead broodstock goal - bottomfishing turns on
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

Chetco River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife always hopes to achieve their goal of taking 120 winter steelhead from the Chetco River in order to spawn and release 50,000 winter steelhead smolts back into the Chetco. And they haven't done all that bad over the last quarter century accomplishing that goal either, especially when you look at the statistics given in...
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Pacific herring arrive at Crescent City
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, FEBRUARY 18, 2017

Crescent City Harbor

Fishermen of all ages lined up elbow-to-elbow Citizen's Dock in Crescent City Harbor last week, jigging for Pacific herring that make their annual spawning migration into the harbor every year.  This year, the silver-sided baitfish arrived at Crescent City Harbor on Saturday, February 11.  Full 6-gallon buckets of herring averaging between 8 and 10 inches were the rule, and many...
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