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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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.
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.
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.
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.
On 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.
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.