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 February 15th, 2019

From Pete Heley at www.PeteHeley.com The first Columbia River spring chinook was caught near Portland on the lower Willamette River on January 29th by Dave Frey. He was fishing by himself with a red prawn for bait. The springer was a finclipped hatchery fish of 16 pounds. While Oregon’s first springer each year usually is…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report February 8th, 2019

From Pete Heley at www.PeteHeley.com Crabbing has slowed down, but seems to better than normal for this time of year. A dock crabber last Friday caught a red rock crab in addition to a couple of legal-sized male dungeness crabs while crabbing off Winchester Bay’s “A” Dock. Red Rock Crabs, while fairly common inside the…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report December 14th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottomfishing should be decent if the ocean lays down. Bottomfish anglers may now fish at all depths for the remainder of the year. Fishing for lingcod and rockfish has been good when the ocean is calm enough to fish. The daily bag limit for marine fish is 5 plus 2 lingcod. The retention…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for November 9th, 2018

From ODF&W Fishing for fall trout in Hemlock and Lake in the Woods can be great. Spinners or “plunking” with worms and/or PowerBait can be effective methods for fishing these lakes. Some anglers are having success with flies. Anglers fishing the high lakes in the Umpqua District are encouraged to e-mail fishing reports. Contact the…

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