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Fishing report, 8/17 - The Columbian

Fishing News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:38

Fishing report, 8/17
The Columbian
The salmon season at Buoy 10 continues to hum along with anglers flocking to the mark that separates the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. The state of Oregon counted 826 boats at Buoy 10 this past weekend. Anglers averaged 2.24 chinook and 0.19 ...

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Ocean salmon quota nearly used off Columbia River mouth - OregonLive.com

Fishing News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:19

OregonLive.com

Ocean salmon quota nearly used off Columbia River mouth
OregonLive.com
Eric Schindler, ocean sampling manager for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said it won't be possible to use uncaught quotas from any other offshore fishery. Some unused fish were shifted from a commercial coho quota into the sport fishery ...

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Oregon Fishing Forecast - August 15, 2017 - Portland Tribune

Fishing News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:06

Portland Tribune

Oregon Fishing Forecast - August 15, 2017
Portland Tribune
Fall Chinook are starting to cross Bonneville Dam and passage should continue to build until peak passage around mid-September. Managers are anticipating another good year and have been spot on with spring and summer salmon predictions. This will be ...

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A salmon dispute is in the way of Idaho Power relicensing its 3 big Hells Canyon dams - Idaho Statesman

Fishing News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:55

Idaho Statesman

A salmon dispute is in the way of Idaho Power relicensing its 3 big Hells Canyon dams
Idaho Statesman
Oregon has argued that the current hatchery program does not give its anglers the salmon they were promised. As a part of its water quality certification process, which Idaho Power must pass before it can get a new license, it seeks a pilot program to ...

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Angling for bones - The Register-Guard

Fishing News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:15

Angling for bones
The Register-Guard
By happenstance, all seven anglers were from Oregon, and each of us had an interest in staying in a village and getting a sense of the local culture while fishing for bones. Tourism is one of Cuba's major economic engines. Before the Soviet Union ...

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Renowned Newport, Oregon, Oceanographer Bill Peterson Dies - KUOW News and Information

Fishing News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:14

KUOW News and Information

Renowned Newport, Oregon, Oceanographer Bill Peterson Dies
KUOW News and Information
A renowned Oregon ocean scientist has died. Bill Peterson, 74, helped illuminate how climate events like the El Niño affect the ocean food web, including the Northwest's salmon runs. Peterson spent much of his career working for the research arm of ...

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Go high for trout - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Fishing News - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 11:45

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Go high for trout
Casper Star-Tribune Online
“In early fish and wildlife management, the importance of maintaining native strains was not widely recognized,” he said. “Although most of the species historically stocked were native to Idaho, they were not always native to the drainage they were ...

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Oregon coastal city at 'double ground zero' braced for eclipse - Reuters

Fishing News - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 08:34

Reuters

Oregon coastal city at 'double ground zero' braced for eclipse
Reuters
Oregon's Depoe Bay is preparing for the first total eclipse to traverse the continental United States in a century as if a natural disaster was bearing down on the ...

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Whales become a fixture at Buoy 10; Oregon State scientist says they're hungry too - OregonLive.com

Fishing News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:02

OregonLive.com

Whales become a fixture at Buoy 10; Oregon State scientist says they're hungry too
OregonLive.com
Humpback whales are increasingly familiar sights in the Columbia River estuary during the Buoy 10 fishing season, when both salmon and anchovies become prey. With so many boats on the troll, it's sometimes difficult to avoid the federal rule requiring ...

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Let's serve common sense, salmon - The Register-Guard

Fishing News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:52

Let's serve common sense, salmon
The Register-Guard
Concerning the sea lions eating steelhead in great numbers at pinch points on rivers, I have a suggestion: Since it takes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration years to give us an OK to kill them and, of course, it will take years for ...

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Proposal would open hunting at Oregon's Baskett Slough, fishing at Siletz Bay - NRToday.com

Fishing News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:51

NRToday.com

Proposal would open hunting at Oregon's Baskett Slough, fishing at Siletz Bay
NRToday.com
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing at 10 national wildlife refuges, including two in Oregon. Zinke proposed opening bird hunting at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, 10 miles ...

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Flooding might have spoiled your favorite Boise River spot (fishing report, Aug. 11) - Idaho Statesman

Fishing News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:24

Idaho Statesman

Flooding might have spoiled your favorite Boise River spot (fishing report, Aug. 11)
Idaho Statesman
Spinners and Rapalas also catch fish on the Owyhee — just keep in mind it is catch-and-release only on browns, so modifying your lures with single and/or barbless hooks is a good idea. Also, anglers should be aware that Oregon Fish and Wildlife is ...

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FISHING RULE CHANGE - Access Washington

Fishing News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:05

FISHING RULE CHANGE
Access Washington
Anglers are reminded the Snake River is closed to steelhead fishing from Bridge St. Bridge in Clarkston to the Oregon/Idaho Border. WDFW is working with Idaho Fish and Game to set a steelhead fishery on this section of the river by Sept. 1. Low returns ...

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Proposal Would Open Hunting, Fishing In Oregon Refuges - Jefferson Public Radio

Fishing News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:55

Jefferson Public Radio

Proposal Would Open Hunting, Fishing In Oregon Refuges
Jefferson Public Radio
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing at 10 national wildlife refuges, including two in Oregon. Zinke proposed opening bird hunting at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, 10 miles ...

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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules - The Spokesman-Review

Fishing News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:43

The Spokesman-Review

Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules
The Spokesman-Review
BOISE – A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. The Columbia ...
"God Squad" Could End Years Of Litigation Over Salmon In Idaho's Snake RiverBoise State Public Radio

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Oregon Fishing Forecast - August 9, 2017 - Pamplin Media Group

Fishing News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:41

Pamplin Media Group

Oregon Fishing Forecast - August 9, 2017
Pamplin Media Group
Action likely won't pick up for 3 more weeks and although effort is low, fish are still being caught. The Bonneville reach remains the best place to intercept in the region, for both bank and boat anglers. Jackson Curran caught a 20-pound Chinook on a ...

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Proposal Would Open Hunting, Fishing In Oregon Refuges - OPB News

Fishing News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:39

OPB News

Proposal Would Open Hunting, Fishing In Oregon Refuges
OPB News
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing at 10 national wildlife refuges, including two in Oregon. Zinke proposed opening bird hunting at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, 10 miles ...
Trump's Interior Secretary Opens More Federal Lands To Hunting And FishingThe Daily Caller

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Oregon Fishing Forecast - August 9, 2017 - Portland Tribune

Fishing News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:31

Portland Tribune

Oregon Fishing Forecast - August 9, 2017
Portland Tribune
Action likely won't pick up for 3 more weeks and although effort is low, fish are still being caught. The Bonneville reach remains the best place to intercept in the region, for both bank and boat anglers. Jackson Curran caught a 20-pound Chinook on a ...

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Since You Asked: Five rods while ice fishing is the norm - Mail Tribune

Fishing News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 01:02

Since You Asked: Five rods while ice fishing is the norm
Mail Tribune
But, yes, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday enacted a handful of new angling regulations for the state beginning in 2018, and one of them indeed adopted the five-rod ice-fishing scenario. Beginning Jan. 1, anglers who purchase the two ...

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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules - Fox Business

Fishing News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:11

Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules
Fox Business
The irrigators group, which has 120 members growing food crops in Washington state and Oregon, expects to meet with Zinke soon, Olsen said. Interior spokeswoman Heather Swift said in an email that the agency could not comment on a committee that had ...

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