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Oregon fishing reports for Sept 23rd

Willamette Valley/Metro – With declining dam counts, come declining success rates. Chinook counts at Bonneville have consistently dipped below 10,000 fish a day, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t catchable numbers of fish around. Trollers working Pro Troll flashers and … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Matrix of Proper Fisheries Management

There are so many lessons to learn, if you just pay attention. Do you ever drive across a river, and wonder how many salmon or steelhead swam up it before European settlement? (I just drove across the Columbia River, once … Continue reading

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Do the Numbers Seem Fishy to You?

By Bob Rees When fisheries close abruptly, the questions come a lobbin’. Most of my fellow fishermen get rather anxious, questioning whether our fishery managers are accurate in their assessments of the harvest. Although I will claim a bias, since … Continue reading

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False Start for Flatties

It isn’t all that often that a viable opportunity for Oregon coast halibut comes around, so when it does, I want to be there. Halibut of course, is a bit of an iconic species, fetching top dollar in highfalutin restaurants … Continue reading

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YOU testified in Salem on Wednesday!

On Wednesday, March 29th, we marched your voice into the annals of the 79th legislative assembly in our state’s capitol. If you were one of the 6,000 angry anglers that signed our petition, you were well represented. Thank you! To … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for March 31st

Willamette Valley/Metro – Columbia River spring Chinook seekers got some relief recently, with the extension of the spring Chinook season at least through April 10th, Given the poor performance of the fishery, unless something changes, we’d have to anticipate even … Continue reading

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Building Resilience into Forage Fish Stocks

By Bob Rees It hasn’t been all that long since anglers starting learning how abundant stocks of forage fish play a role in the success of our most pursued species of salmon, steelhead, albacore and other sport important species. We … Continue reading

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