Archive for the ‘Fishing’ Category

COAST Celebrates ‘Great Outdoors Month’

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Central Oregon Landscape

Outdoor enthusiasts, rejoice! June is national Great Outdoors Month, which highlights the fun you can have outdoors in the country’s forests, national parks, wildlife refuges and other public spaces. This event coincides with several national outdoor events we at COAST Products are excited about. (more…)

National Fishing and Boat Week Kicks off Summer

Friday, June 1st, 2012

fishing boats

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s National Fishing and Boating Week is coming up June 2-10, 2012. This national celebration, which occurs annually on the first full week of June, coincides with the free fishing days in most states. This is the perfect time to update your tackle box with must-have fishing gear. (more…)

Packing for a High Mountain Lake Fishing Trip

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Crooked River Burning MountainNearly 350,000 fish. About 500 lakes. And just $33 for an annual resident angling license. The numbers don’t lie: This is going to be a great year for those who enjoy high mountain fishing. The state of Oregon stocked about 500 lakes in the Cascade Range with 345,000 fish last July, and many of those meals-on-fins are now large enough to keep. Of course, many anglers practice catch and release – it seems the chase (and the breathtaking scenery) is enough for them.

Still, there’s nothing quite like hiking into a remote area, fishing for a while, and then frying your catch over an open fire, having cleaned it with your ever-present folding knife. No wonder 25 percent of Oregon anglers prefer to fish in the state’s high-altitude lakes – there are fewer people around and no noisy jet skis or boats, making for a very relaxing, rewarding experience.

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Fishing and LED Flashlights: How Not to Scare Away the Biters

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Every fisherman’s kit should include lures, hooks, bait, a net and a good LED flashlight. LED flashlights and headlamps are incredibly useful gadgets for fishing expeditions. They come in handy for dozens of tasks, from baiting your hook to cleaning your catch to finding your way back to your tent if you spent a little too long on the lake. Furthermore, because many fishermen prefer to cast their hooks during the hours of darkness, LED flashlights and headlamps are often considered necessities.

Like humans, fish follow certain activity patterns during a 24-hour period. Although it is certainly possible to catch fish during the day, it is sometimes difficult because this is the time when most fish cling to the shore, hiding under protective leaves and branches to avoid predators. Watch a lake or river at twilight, and you’ll notice a definite uptick in the number of fish jumping and feeding as darkness approaches. Many fishermen even prefer fishing at night, when some species of fish are naturally more active, since they have the protective cover of darkness. Avid night fishermen say that many fish are most active around 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., when they tend to feed.

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Fishing at Two Oregon Lakes Could Net You $1 Million

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Fishing enthusiasts at Henry Hagg Lake near Forest Grove and Detroit Lake in Marion County have a chance of catching a fish worth $1 million.

Tagged fish have been released into 65 bodies of water across the country as part of a contest to get people excited about fishing. Hagg Lake received 15 tagged bass ranging from 2-5 pounds, while Detroit Lake received 12 3-pound rainbow trout.

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Spring Fishing in Oregon

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Rainbow TroutSpring fishing season is well underway in Oregon, and whether you’re a novice angler or a seasoned professional, you still need to arm yourself with information before heading out to your favorite lake or river. Following is some basic info about the Oregon spring fishing season.

Dates: Certain Oregon bodies of water opened for trout fishing on April 23, while others will remain closed until May 28 in order to protect young salmon and steelhead still migrating to the ocean. Follow one of the links below to find the season’s exact dates.

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March Outdoor Events Calendar

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The temperature may still be in the low 40s, but spring will be upon us before you know it. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the outdoor events calendar. This March, grab a jacket, leave the comfort of the indoors, and get back out into the wild. The following events are all great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds to wake from their winter hibernations. Enjoy!Coast March Outdoor Events Calendar

What: The Bachelor Butte Dog Derby
When: Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6
Where: Wanoga Snow Park, near Sunriver, Oregon
Contact: Bino Fowler at bfowler70@q.com.
Described on the organization’s website as “a return to racing sled dogs”, this trophy race will take you through the beautiful Cascade Mountains and offers short, middle, and distance courses. Not a musher? Don’t worry! Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on the racers.

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ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee Will Meet in March

Friday, February 25th, 2011
For more information on the 2011 STEP Conference visit the ODFW website.

For more information on the 2011 STEP Conference visit the ODFW website.

If you’re an avid Oregon angler and want to get more involved in the preservation and enhancement of the local salmon and trout populations, you definitely don’t want to leave the state during March.

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