Archive for the ‘Fishing’ Category

Wallowa Lake Kokanee Doing Mighty Fine

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Good news for anglers near Wallowa Lake! The world-record-sized kokanee fish you saw last season are said to happen again this year, due mainly to a natural disaster that led to fewer fish competing for food.

Kokanee fish will continue to do well in Wallowa Lake

Kokanee fish will continue to do well in Wallowa Lake

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March Conference Encourages You to “Teach Today. Fish Tomorrow”

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The Oregon Deparment of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) is presenting an educational and fun conference on March 26 and 27 aimed at bringing STEP volunteers and educators together in a way that allows them to share their stories and ideas.

The conference’s theme is “Teach today. Fish tomorrow.”, a slogan that STEP organizers say represents the camaraderie and information-sharing that is at the heart of the program. The conference will allow STEP participants and informal educators to share tips on organizing programs, procuring funds, and even what type of fishing equipment to use.

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“Teach a man to fish…”

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

If you are an avid Oregon angler AND you enjoy sharing your knowledge of the outdoors, then the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon 4-H program have just the thing for you.

Love fishing? Check out the ODFW's Angler and Aquatic Education program next Saturday.

Love fishing? Check out the ODFW's Angler and Aquatic Education program next Saturday.

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January Outdoor Calendar

Monday, January 10th, 2011

January is a perfect time of year to stay inside and keep warm, but for many outdoor enthusiasts that just doesn’t sound like much fun. Luckily, the following outdoor-related activities make for a perfect compromise! As you will probably notice, the theme of this month’s events are “Stay In and Learn!” Whether it’s tying flies or sharpening your hunting knife, there’s plenty of outdoor-related fun to be had indoors this month. Enjoy!

Coast January Outdoor Events Calendar

Coast January Outdoor Events Calendar

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WFDW Announces New Year’s Eve Clam Dig

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Day? Well, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has the answer – a clam dig!

Put down your fishing knife and pick up your bucket! According to a department press release last week, the WDFW approved a series of evening clam digs along Washington’s coastal beaches, starting Friday, December 31 and lasting until Sunday, January 2. The three-day dig will take place at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch, from noon to midnight each day.

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ODFW Hosts Open House for Anglers on Jan. 4

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

If you are an Oregon fishing enthusiast and have a few questions or comments for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, here’s your chance to share them. On January 4, 2011, the ODFW will host an Open House at the ODFW Headquarters in Salem.  ODFW officials will field questions and listen to comments and concerns from anglers from all over the state.

Oregon fishing enthusiasts will get a chance to weigh in on upcoming regulation changes at the ODFW Open House on Jan. 4.

Oregon fishing enthusiasts will get a chance to weigh in on upcoming regulation changes at the ODFW Open House on Jan. 4.

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WDFW Asks Anglers: Lay Off the Barbs!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Fishing enthusiasts who enjoy catching salmon and steelhead from the Columbia River will be getting a polite request from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife next year: “Please stop using barbs.”

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Low Sturgeon Numbers Is Bad News for Anglers

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Bad news for Oregon fishing enthusiasts – the sturgeon count in the lower Willamette is low. Very, very low. So low, in fact, that the sturgeon fishing season may not reopen on January 1.

Low numbers of white sturgeon will mean a short season in 2011.

Low numbers of white sturgeon will mean a short season in 2011.

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