SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 3rd, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 3rd, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com Umpqua River spring chinook angling is improving after last week’s heavy rains and there seems to be considerable fishing pressure directed at them between the Scottsburg bridge and Elkton. Anglers fishing spinners from the bank at Half Moon Bay and Osprey Point have reported very few hookups but springers were…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for March 22nd, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for March 22nd, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com A possible alternative to to area anglers planning to fish Owyhee and Brownlee reservoirs for crappie is Lake Shasta which is closer and produced a 19-inch crappie last week that weighed three and a half pounds. The crappie tournaments that started last month on Clear Lake in Northern California have…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for March 8th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com The first spring chinook was reported taken from the Rogue River two weeks ago and according to “The Rogue Outdoor Store” in Gold Beach, three have been reported caught so far. None of them were lunkers and they were caught between five and 12 miles above Gold Beach. As for…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for March 1, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com Coos County received its first trout plants this week. Altogether 14,000 trout will be planted and all of them will be in the “legal” size classification measuring 8 to 10-inches. The waters being planted are: Bradley Lake (3,000); Johnson Mill Pond (3,000); Powers Pond (3,000); Saunders Lake (3,000) and Mingus…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report February 22nd, 2019

From Pete Heley at www.PeteHeley.com Winter steelhead are in all of our local streams and fishing success depends on stream conditions in most cases. Two streams that never seem to muddy up are Eel Creek and Tenmile Creek. Eel Creek is extremely “snaggy” and difficult to fish, while Tenmile Creek is the exact opposite and…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report January 25th, 2019

From Pete Heley at www.PeteHeley.com A current hot topic on the internet is the number of complaints regarding undersized crabs that are being sold in larger markets from Newport north to Astoria and in the Portland area. The complaints are surprising in that the commercial crab fishery is closely regulated to the point where any…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for March 23rd, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing Reports over the last couple of weeks indicate that the lingcod are on the bite and most anglers are able to get their limits pretty easily, with reports of some larger fish being caught relatively shallow. Rockfish fishing has been a lot more hit and miss with anglers spending more time…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for March 16th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottom Fishing This last weekend provided some phenomenal ocean conditions allowing many anglers to get out for some bottomfish fishing. Lingcod limits were easy to come by, with reports of some larger males being caught relatively shallow. Rockfish limits have been taking a little more work, with many anglers reporting success. Other species…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for January 12th, 2018

From ODF&W, Weekend fishing opportunities: With steelhead rivers vacillating between low and clear, and high and muddy, anglers may want hit Garrison Lake for some trout fishing. Winter steelhead should pick up on the Coos and Coquille rivers once we get some significant rain. Winter steelhead fishing has been good on the Umpqua. Anglers have…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports December 22nd, 2017

(ODF&W) Shore and estuary anglers may fish for surfperch, flatfish species like starry flounder and sanddabs, and baitfish (herring, for example). Anglers from Winchester Bay are reporting good surf perch fishing in the Triangle and south jetty areas. With the Chetco, Elk and Winchuck rivers running low and clear, anglers may want hit Garrison Lake…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Reports for Feb 5th

Anglers can keep up to one canary rockfish as part of the seven-fish bottom fishing aggregate limit, but anglers should keep canaries only if they are bleeding and likely to die if released. The canary quota is low enough that, if met, could curtail rockfish catch limits later this year. Cabezon may not be taken…

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Central & South Coast Fishing Reports for Nov 20th

Earlier this week, the ODFW and ODA made the following series of announcements: “All crab harvesting is closed from Heceta Head to the California border for elevated levels of domoic acid in crab viscera (guts/butter). The recreational harvest of bay clams is open along the entire Oregon Coast from the Columbia River to the California…

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