Archive for the ‘Fishing’ Category

Wallowa Lake Kokanee Doing Mighty Fine

Sunday, February 6th, 2011
Kokanee fish will continue to do well in Wallowa Lake

Kokanee fish will continue to do well in Wallowa Lake

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.

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

Monday, January 24th, 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.

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.

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The Best Advancements in Fishing Equipment Technology

Monday, January 17th, 2011
Most professional anglers use advanced fishing technology when they hit the water. - Photo courtesy of Tom Curtis

Most professional anglers use advanced fishing technology when they hit the water. – Photo courtesy of Tom Curtis

Technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few decades, and fishing equipment has come along for the ride. Starting with the introduction of the portable depth sounder in the 1960s, fishing technology has grown to include GPS units, impregnated bait, fish imaging software, and even smart-phone apps. So what are a few of the best advancements in fishing equipmenttechnology, and what do they do? Glad you asked. The following are a few of the most talked-about fishing tools you can find. Enjoy.

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“Teach a man to fish…”

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

odfw_logoIf 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.

The two groups will be co-presenting the Angler and Aquatic Education Instructor training program on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Taking place at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Redmond, this free program is open to anyone 18 years or older who is interested in becoming an angling instructor volunteer.

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January Outdoor Calendar

Monday, January 10th, 2011
Coast January Outdoor Events Calendar

Coast January Outdoor Events Calendar

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!

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WFDW Announces New Year’s Eve Clam Dig

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Razor Clam DigLooking 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
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.

If you are an Oregon fishingenthusiast 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.

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WDFW Asks Anglers: Lay Off the Barbs!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

 

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

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.”

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