Posts Tagged ‘trout fishing’

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.


Wild Trout Can Be Kept on Yamhill and Tualatin Rivers

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Coast fishing pliersAccording to a recent press release from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, anglers fishing the Tualatin and Yamhill rivers this season will be allowed to keep up to two trout per day. This comes as great news to anglers along both rivers, where trout fishing has been limited to catch and release.

Trout stocking in most rivers ended in the 1990s in an attempt to limit impacts on federally protected steelhead. The stocking ban ended last year after federal fishery managers, local landowners and conservation groups agreed to open up a 10-mile stretch of the Yamhill River to retention of fin-clipped hatchery trout.