Razor clamming is now open from the north jetty of Coos Bay to Cape Arago. The rest of the coast remains closed.
The mainstem and West Fork will be open for retention of hatchery Chinook.
All ODFW offices remain closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.
All state-owned fish hatcheries remain closed to public access and visitors. Trout stocking in lakes and ponds continues for now.
Pacific mackerel are a member of the tuna family and often appear seasonally in large schools.
Features: Greenish or bluish above with dark wavy worm-like marks along the back; shading to silvery below, usually with dusky spots on the lower side. Mackerel grow to be 25-inches long.
Habitat: Pacific mackerel are usually found close to shore, but are not typically associated with any bottom structure.
Technique: Mackerel are not usually targeted by Oregon’s anglers, but are often caught incidentally by salmon anglers. Small shiny spoon or baited hooks are good methods to use to catch mackerel.
Current conditions and opportunities to fish, hunt and see wildlife. Updated weekly by fish and wildlife biologists throughout the state.