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.
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On May 23, a new trout season opens on the lower Clackamas River, giving fisherman an opportunity to harvest stray hatchery trout, reports the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).Previously, the lower Clackamas was a catch-and-release only trout fishing area, but this year anglers will be permitted to keep up to two adipose fin-clipped trout per day. Any fish with an adipose fin must be released as quickly and gently as possible.
According to ODFW, biologists recommended the new season as a way to increase opportunities for anglers while reducing impacts of hatchery fish on native steelhead and salmon that occupy the lower Clackamas.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission today approved the fishing season for spring chinook salmon in the Columbia River that were set by the Columbia River Compact earlier this month.
Permanent rules are in place through February 28. The seasons adopted today will take effect March 1.