Posts Tagged ‘fishing equipment’

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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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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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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ODFW Reduces Bag Limit at Thief Valley Reservoir

Monday, June 21st, 2010

angler exchange blade fishing setOn May 1, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife implemented a liberalized trout bag limit for Thief Valley Reservoir. Well, they take it back.

The liberalized bag limit was put into place because wildlife officials expected low reservoir levels during the summer. Low water levels mean less room for trout to swim, and an overcrowded lake or reservoir can do serious damage to the trout’s ecosystem. Those reservoir level estimates came before the weeks and weeks of rain the Northwest experienced recently, so on June 11 the ODFW raised the bag limit back to the regular limit of five per day, with an 8-inch minimum length.

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Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

folding fishing tool
Calling all Oregon anglers – free fishing weekend is here! Because the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is just so darn cool, this weekend they’ve invited novice and experienced anglers alike to enjoy license- and tag-free fishing in Southern and Central Oregon.

Free Fishing Weekend, June 12, is an attempt to expose children and inexperienced anglers to the joys of fishing, according to an ODFW press release. Each event features knowledgeable volunteers and loaner rods and reels. While license and tag fees and requirements have been waived, all other angling restrictions apply.

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