Oregon Fishing Soap Box

For the longest time, anglers have complained about the complexity of fishing regulations and the complex and sometimes confusing way the fishing regulations booklet is written. It seems the ODFW finally got the message and, starting in 2016, fishing rules and the method by which they’re presented are supposed to be more streamlined and easier to understand, starting with warmwater species and trout.

In order to provide the public information on the new effort, a series of meetings have been scheduled to present the new regs and improved format. Catch one if this is of interest:

Eugene, June 9, Lane County Community College, Bldg. 17 Rm. 308, 4000 E 30th Ave., Eugene 97405

Medford, June 16, Jackson County Roads and Parks Auditorium, 200 Antelope Way, White City 97503

Roseburg, June 17, ODFW District Office, 4192 N Umpqua Way, Roseburg 97470

Clackamas, June 18, ODFW District Office, 17330 SE Evelyn, Clackamas 97015

Klamath Falls, June 23, OR Institute of Technology, Mt. Bailey Room, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls 97601

Bend, June 29, Central OR Community College, Health Careers Center, Rm. 140, 2600 NW College Way, Bend 97701

La Grande, July 1, Island City – City Hall, 10605 Island Ave., Island City 97850

Newport, July 6, Hallmark Resort, 744 SE Elizabeth, Newport 97365