Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 28th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 28th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com The European green crab, an invasive species of concern to biologists has recently been found at several locations along the Oregon coast, including Bandon., Coos Bay and Winchester Bay. It is currently present in Puget Sound where fisheries biologists worry about its impact on oysters, mussels,…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports No new updates from Pete this week. From ODF&W Ocean salmon fishing for Chinook salmon from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt is open. Chinook must be a minimum of 24-inches long. The ocean opens to fin-clipped coho salmon on June 22. Bottomfishing has been good when the ocean lays down and…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for May 31st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for May 31st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com The run of female redtail surfperch into the lower Umpqua River above Winchester Bay is going strong. Although it is still early in the run, there have been a number of boat limits caught last weekend. and the run should last through July. A word of…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for May 24th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for May 24th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com Pending news that seems to have everybody’s attention is the decision to reduce the daily limit for wild or unclipped chinook salmon to one fish on many south coast streams. The daily limit will remain at two fish on the Rogue and Umpqua rivers. On the…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for May 17th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for May 17th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com The hottest thing going right now is shad fishing on the Umpqua River. Half-day catches of 40+ shad are common at a number of locations, but the best spot recently has been at Sawyers Rapids – and as the river drops it will get even better.…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 10th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 10th, 2019

From ODF&W Conditions for crabbing and rockfish and lingcod angling in Coos Bay should be improving as the mud and heavy freshwater runoff subsides from recent storms. Using a jig with a twister tail has been a great bait for catching rockfish. Anglers have been catching lingcod with a herring floated under a bobber. Trout fishing…

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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 April 19th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 19th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com Heavy rains last week greatly raised pond and lake levels and caused muddy water and near flood conditions in many streams and it is highly unlikely that Johnson Mill Pond, located in a swampy, muddy area, received its trout plant on schedule. Eel and Tenmile Creeks are not muddy and…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 12th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 12th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com The Charleston ODFW office showed me how to access the trout stocking schedule. I had been going to the home page, selecting “FISH DIVISION and then selecting “FISHING RESOURCES” and then clicking on the “TROUT STOCKING” ICON. This method no longer redirects you to the trout stocking schedule. After a…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for March 29th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for March 29th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com As I am writing this on Sunday there have yet to be any verifiable reports of a spring chinook salmon being actually landed on the Umpqua River. If it doesn’t happen soon, the Umpqua’s first shad may precede it. The Umpqua’s first shad should arrive in early April and river…

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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 15th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com Heavy rains and muddy access delayed the trout plant scheduled for Johnson Mill Pond near Coquille. The trout will be stocked later at a slightly larger size. Trout plants scheduled for this week include: Alder Lake (793 trout including 332 legals and 461 trophies); Buck Lake (702 trout including 566…

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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 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 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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