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  • Oregon Coast Now Open for Mussel Harvesting

    Oregon Coast Now Open for Mussel Harvesting

    The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the reopening of recreational and commercial mussel harvesting from the south jetty of the Columbia River to the north jetty of Yaquina Bay at Newport. Shellfish samples taken from the area indicate levels of the paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) have dropped below the alert level. The area was originally closed to mussel harvesting October 13.

  • Oregon DFW Offers Fish Cleaning Tips

    Oregon DFW Offers Fish Cleaning Tips

    A quick guide to cleaning and storing the fish you catch. Cleaning a fish Many anglers like to simply clean the fish and cook it whole. This works best for fish that have no or very small scales such as trout.Your catch should be cleaned and gutted as soon as possible. Fish are slippery and knives are sharp – be careful!

  • $50 Gift Card for OregonTrout

    $50 Gift Card for OregonTrout

    A $50 VISA gift card goes home with anglers who catch a specially tagged rainbow trout here.

  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Habitat Conservation

    Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Habitat Conservation

    NOAA Fisheries today released a recovery plan for Oregon Coast coho salmon that calls for public-private partnerships to conserve habitat for the threatened species, positioning coho for possible removal from the federal list of threatened and endangered species within the next 10 years.

  • Delay of Commerical Season for Dungeness Crab due to Acid Levels

    Delay of Commerical Season for Dungeness Crab due to Acid Levels

    The traditional Dec. 1 opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season along the entire Oregon coast will be delayed due to domoic acid levels in some areas.

  • Oregon: Rogue Valley Trout Plant for the Holiday

    Oregon: Rogue Valley Trout Plant for the Holiday

    Cole Rivers Hatchery is stocking one-pound trout in urban ponds to entice people to opt outside for Thanksgiving angling. This week, Reinhart Park Pond in Grants Pass is getting 500 rainbow trout while 1,500 will go into the Expo Pond in Central Point.

  • Oregon: Free Fishing Event at Mount Hood Pond

    Oregon: Free Fishing Event at Mount Hood Pond

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a free fishing event Saturday, Oct. 22 at Mt. Hood Pond in Gresham.

  • Oregon: License Sales Expected to be Online Soon

    Oregon: License Sales Expected to be Online Soon

    Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials hope to begin selling licenses and tags online again within the next few days. Active Network, the application owner and operator of the system, today told ODFW that the system is undergoing final security testing.

  • Oregon: Commission Sets 2017 Sportfishing Regs

    Oregon: Commission Sets 2017 Sportfishing Regs

    The Fish and Wildlife commission adopted 2017 sportfishing regulations at its meeting in Salem last week.

  • Coast Guard Law Enforcement During Halibut Derby

    Coast Guard Law Enforcement During Halibut Derby

    WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and its partner agencies National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Oregon State Police and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted a coordinated law enforcement effort throughout the three-day Halibut Derby ensuring safe and legal fishing among the fishing fleets from northern Oregon and southern Washington

  • A Giant Largemouth from Oregon

    A Giant Largemouth from Oregon

    The moment I got the boat to the side of the boat it looked huge, we all thought I may have caught a 10+ pounder. That thought may have been influenced by how excited we were though.

  • Two of Oregon's Worst Fish Passage Barriers Removed

    Two of Oregon's Worst Fish Passage Barriers Removed

    This summer, the Fielder and Wimer dams on Evans Creek in Oregon were removed, restoring unimpeded fish passage to an important Rogue River tributary. Completion of this project allows migratory fish, including Endangered Species Act-listed coho salmon, free access to 70 miles of high-quality habitat

  • Appeals Court Upholds Habitat Protections for Threatened Green Sturgeon in California, Oregon, Washington

    Appeals Court Upholds Habitat Protections for Threatened Green Sturgeon in California, Oregon, Washington

    Spawning Habitat in Sacramento River Preserved; Developers' Lawsuit Denied SAN FRANCISCO— The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld the designation of 8.6 million acres of critical habitat for the threatened green sturgeon in California, Oregon and Washington, including the sturgeon's only remaining spawning habitat in the Sacramento River.