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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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.